As they say in showbiz, the show must go on! Drawn to Life, presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney, will now be returning to Disney Springs in February 2021!
“Drawn to Life” was originally to premiere at Disney Springs on April 17, 2020, however as we reported in June, Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based acrobatics show company, had filed for bankruptcy protection. Cirque du Soleil said in their statement, “With zero revenues since the forced closure of all of our shows due to Covid-19, management had to act decisively to protect the company’s future.”
The show was slated to return in November, but it was of course pushed back again until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Disney World website describes Cirque du Soleil’s new show:
Set your imagination in motion with Drawn to Life—a love letter to the art of Disney animation.
In this first-ever collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, journey into a world where an animator’s desk becomes the stage and drawings come alive. The show is a celebration of life, accentuated by the delightful, mesmerizing movements of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic mastery.
Disney Parks blog elaborates even more:
Our main character is Julie, a courageous and determined young girl. Her father, Tom, was a Disney animator who raised his daughter and surrounded her with Disney animated characters who helped her grow and played important roles in her life.
When Julie finds an unfinished animation piece and a letter from her late father, her imagination is awakened, and she embarks on an inspiring journey into the whimsical world of animation. Along the way, she meets characters like Mr. Pencil (her father’s favorite pencil), who help guide her. Julie also encounters Miss Hésitation, the story’s villain, who reflects Julie’s own doubts and fears as an artist.
Throughout her adventure, Julie is reunited with Disney characters from her childhood, giving her the encouragement she needs to animate with her own unique artistic voice. Let’s take a look at two acts from the show – The Inner World of Animation and Aerial Pencil.
Here is a sneak peak of the new show, and I have to say I would fly all the way to Florida from California JUST to watch this show!
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, click here!