ABC will be getting into the live TV musical event specials game with their own interpretation of The Little Mermaid, and they have already assembled quite a cast. Reports confirm that Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho is set to star as Ariel. Meanwhile, Queen Latifah will play the singing sea witch Ursula, with Shaggy as Sebastian the crab. More on the report here below.
20th Century Fox has released the first full trailer for the next installment of the Ice Age series, titled Ice Age: Collision Course. A teaser trailer for the movie was released back in December if you missed it.
The movie once again stars Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, and others, and follows the group setting off in search of safety with a major threat to the world they live in looming.
You can read more about the movie and check out the trailer below.
A trailer for the next title in the Ice Age series has been released online by 20th Century Fox. The movie is the fifth animated feature to be released in the franchise since it began way back in 2002.
In the movie, titled Ice Age: Collision Course, a series of events unfold leading to a threat to the entire world. The voice cast once again includes Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, and many others, including a group of newcomers to the movies.
You can read an official synopsis and cast rundown and watch the trailer for Ice Age: Collision Course below.
The Wiz Live! Directed by Kenny Leon and Matthew Diamond
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Starring Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common NBC
Air Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 8:00pm
Thursday night, 11.5 million people tuned in to NBC’s 3rd live show, The Wiz Live!, making it the most sucessful one yet.
And I know why.
The story of a young lost girl who journeys through a magical land, just trying to find her way back home, is timeless. Set to the same funky music of the original 1975 Broadway musical, but also keeping one of the songs from the 1978 movie starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, this rendition was a delight from start to finish. It also trended during the entire broadcast, thanks to some serious live tweeting.
NBC is keeping up with its now annual holiday tradition of live musical theater with The Wiz Live! The special, an adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical, which later became a movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, puts an urban spin on The Wizard of Oz. This event airs live Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00pm ET on NBC, and stars Queen Latifah as The Wiz, and David Alan Grier as The Cowardly Lion.
Check out the sneak peek and preview videos below.