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Behind the Scenes: Animation and Acrobatics Blend Together to Create a Unique Story in Drawn to Life

Cirque du Soleil is something very unique that you can soon see again at Disney Springs. Many Guests were sad when La Nouba closed but Drawn to Life is going to be incredible. Jeremy Schoolfield shared with Disney Parks Blog some behind-the-scenes animation and other things you won’t see just by going to the performance. Although it is a separate ticket to attend, it will be worth it. Drawn to Life debuts on November 18th at Disney Springs. 

We’re less than one month away from the Nov. 18 grand opening of Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, and the excitement is building both inside and outside the iconic white theatre at Disney Springs. Today we’re sharing a new behind-the-scenes video where you can learn more about the inspiration and artistry behind this first theatrical collaboration between three creative icons: Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Drawn to Life celebrates Disney’s extraordinary legacy in the art of animation, from the earliest pencil sketches to the feature films of today. The classic characters and moments from Disney Animation are reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography and creative costuming alongside an original score inspired by timeless Disney music.

In the video you hear from Eric Goldberg, a veteran director, designer and animator who began his association with Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1990 supervising the animation of the wise-cracking Genie in “Aladdin.” As Animation Director on the show, Eric shares his insider’s perspective on how Drawn to Life blends live performance and animation in a new way. 

For more information, visit Keep an eye out for more behind-the-scenes stories leading up to the show’s grand opening!

Disney’s “Drawn to Life” (Credit: Disney)

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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Tours and has ridden over 200 times. If Tricia is not at the parks she's out playing drums or with her dog Yoda.