The Little Mermaid is the next beloved classic that is getting the live, television musical treatment. ABC announced that on October 3, 2017, it will air The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, a two-hour event that will bring the animated movie to life in a way that's never been done before, since it will be a "live-action/animation hybrid experience," according to the official description.
So it looks like this event will really take viewers under the sea, up on land, and show us what it's like to be a part of Ariel's world. It's for sure a night you need to leave free on your calendar, but the real question is who is going to bring Ariel and Prince Eric to life? Their love story is well, the overall reason Ariel ditches her life as a mermaid behind to become a human and leaving the only world you've ever known to start a new life with someone is no joke. That fearless attitude is why she's such a beloved Disney Princess and these characters are simply one of the cutest animated couples of all time.
While there aren't any official casting updates about the live-musical event just yet, we've decided to take it upon ourselves to dream-cast it and found the most perfect pairs to play Ariel and Eric. You're welcome.
Click through the gallery to see which stars should play Ariel and Eric!