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Disney announces name and debut date of Cirque du Soleil show at Disney Springs

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Cirque du Soleil and Disney have unveiled the name and premiere date of the new Cirque du Soleil production, Drawn to Life, debuting at Walt Disney World Resort’s Disney Springs in April 2020.

Drawn to Life, a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, is written and directed by Michel Laprise, with Fabrice Becker as Director of creation.

It will open for previews on March 20, 2020 and officially premiere on April 17, 2020 at Disney Springs. Tickets are on sale now.

“For Cirque du Soleil, this is a beautiful way of celebrating Disney’s legacy in the art of animation,” said Cirque du Soleil president and CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Drawn to Life debuts on April 17, 2020

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“This new and exciting production is most certainly the best way to highlight the privileged relationship we have with our colleagues at Walt Disney World and our joint commitment to continually bring audiences new experiences that surpass their expectations.”

The new show follows the story of Julie, a girl who discovers an unfinished animation piece, left to her by her late father.

As she embarks on her journey, guided by a ‘surprising pencil’, she learns to imagine new possibilities and animate the story of her future.

“In creating this show, we’ve brought to life an extraordinary new entertainment experience for the whole family,” said Josh D’Amaro, president of Walt Disney World Resort.

Cirque du Soleil show follows the story of Julie

“It blends all the heart, humor and joy of Disney storytelling with new acrobatic performances and effects never before seen in a Cirque du Soleil production.”

The original production will combine Disney storytelling with Cirque du Soleil’s signature style, and will boast an international cast of more than 65 artists.

It will celebrate and depict the art of Disney animation with new original acrobatic sequences, as well as choreography, music and characters.

“We had the chance to work with some of the animators that have worked on iconic Disney movies,” said Becker. “You’ll get to meet some of your favourite characters, but maybe in a very different way.”

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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