Cirque du Soleil‘s brand new family friendly show, and 50th original production to date, DRAWN TO LIFE, is to take up residency at Walt Disney World Resort‘s Disney Springs this Spring.
A collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, DRAWN TO LIFE will begin previews on 20 March 2020 ahead of an official premiere on 17 April 2020.
DRAWN TO LIFE is written and directed by Michel Laprise, with Fabrice Becker as Director of Creation.
With an international cast of more than 65 artists, the Cirque du Soleil theater located in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, will welcome up to 1,580 spectators for each show, five days a week.
This new show follows the story of Julie, a courageous and determined girl who discovers an unexpected gift left by her late father: an unfinished animation piece. Guided by a surprising pencil, she embarks on an inspiring quest sprinkled with her Disney childhood memories. Through this journey, she learns to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.
DRAWN TO LIFE will transport guests of all ages into the world of Disney animation in Cirque du Soleil’s signature style. This entirely new experience will wow Walt Disney World guests and Cirque du Soleil fans, while bringing timeless Disney stories to life in an unforgettable new way.
The show is a result of years of research and extraordinary collaboration that included extensive visits to Disney theme parks, Walt Disney Archives, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, The Walt Disney Family Museum, as well as hands-on work between Disney animators and Cirque du Soleil.
Fabrice Becker, Creation Director, comments:
“It has been a fantastic collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering. We had the chance to work with some of the animators that have worked on iconic Disney movies. You’ll get to meet some of your favourite characters, but maybe in a very different way.”