One of Rockford's most famous people is making a big appearance in a beloved Disney film come to life.

Rockford native Jodi Benson, who has 72 acting credits to her name and most famously recognized as the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid is set to make a special appearance tonight.

Details are a little sketchy regarding her role in the live production but what we do know earlier this month via Benson's Facebook account, she shared the news.

Inside The Magic:

Benson said that fans can look forward to her giving a special welcome message during ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!

The Little Mermaid Live airs tonight in Rockford at 7 p.m. on WTVO.

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