'Drawn to Life' is the name of the new Cirque du Soleil show coming to Disney Springs in 2020

Dec 10, 2019 in "Cirque du Soleil"

Cirque du Soleil and Disney have today announced that the name for the new show debuting March 20 2020 at Disney Springs is 'Drawn to Life.'

For more information on show tickets, dates and pricing, visitcirquedusoleil.com. Tickets are priced between $79 and $179.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products are thrilled to announce Drawn to Life, the highly anticipated, new family friendly show coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Written and directed by Michel Laprise and Fabrice Becker, this collaboration between Cirque du Soleil,Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering will open for previews March 20, 2020, and officially premiere April 17, 2020. The show will take residency at Disney Springs. Tickets are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, says, “For Cirque du Soleil, this is a beautiful way of celebrating Disney’s legacy in the art of animation. 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 andour joint commitment to continually bring audiences new experiences that surpass their expectations.”

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 andCirque du Soleil. ln fact, the Cirque du Soleilteams collaborated extensively with legacy animators to create the show.

‘’What fascinates us is that moment when life appears in drawings. Just like in an acrobat’s body, the visceral physicality of animation. The way they perform, the way they create the illusion of life,’’ says Michel Laprise Writer and Show Director.

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

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 Soleilfans, while bringing timeless Disney stories to life in an unforgettable new way.

‘’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,’’ says Fabrice Becker, Creation Director.

With an international cast of more than 65 artists, the Cirque du Soleiltheater located in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, will welcome up to 1,580 spectators for each show, five days a week.

Show Team

The creation team of Drawn to Life, the 50th original production of Cirque du Soleil:

  • Chief Creative Officer Diane Quinn
  • Executive Producer Charles Joron
  • Creative Director Fabrice Becker
  • Writer and Show Director Michel Laprise
  • Set Designer Stephane Roy
  • Costume Designer Philippe Guillotel
  • Make-up Designer Eleni Uranis
  • Acrobatic Designer Germain Guillemot
  • Acrobatic Equipment Designer Danny Zen
  • Music Composer Benoit Jutras
  • Projections Producer 4U2C producer
  • Projection Designers Mathieu St-Arnaud & Félix Fradet-Faguy
  • Production Director Matthew Whelan
  • Magie Nouvelle Raphaël Navarro
  • Puppets Designer Johanna Elhert
  • Sound Designer Jonathan Deans
  • Light Designer Martin Labrecque
  • Comic act Designer Joe de Paul
  • Choreographer Kostiantyn Tomilchenko & Andrew Skeels

Walt Disney Animation Studios

  • Custom Animation Eric Goldberg

Walt Disney Imagineering

  • Executive, Theatrical Development Michael Jung
  • Executive, Music Studio Matt Walker
  • Vice President, Production Natalie Woodward
  • Producer Omar Kamal
  • Principal Technical Director Larry Sonn
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Article Posted: Dec 10, 2019 / 2:05pm ET
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DznyGrlSD4 hours ago

Got my Cirque ticket refund over the weekend. *sigh*

DznyGrlSD18 days ago

Just got an email about my February tickets. What I'm understanding is I won't get a refund until up to 30 days after my show date (2/10)? That's interesting... Dear Cirque du Soleil Guest, In light of current events, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is temporarily suspending the performances of Drawn to Life at Disney Springs that you currently hold tickets for. From the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Cirque du Soleil took rigorous measures to protect its work teams and the public. Our priority has always been, and remains, the health and safety of our artists, our partners, our employees and our audiences. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation to determine when the show will open. We look forward to putting shows on sale as soon as we have a confirmed opening date. As the performance you purchased has been postponed, we are encouraging you to keep your tickets and contact us at lasvegas.customerservice@cirquedusoleil.com[/EMAIL] by Friday, January 15 to hold a credit on your account until new show dates are announced. All tickets that are not held as a credit by January 15 will be automatically refunded within 30 days after your performance was scheduled to take place. If you have any questions about Cirque du Soleil resident shows, including Drawn to Life, please write to lasvegas.customerservice@cirquedusoleil.com[/EMAIL] We appreciate your support and thank you kindly for your understanding. Cirque du Soleil Your Drawn to Life customer experience team [/TD] [/TR] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [/TD] [/TR] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]

rangerbob19 days ago

OK. Did know when it was placed there. I just saw it there.

halltd19 days ago

Those videos are from December of 2019 or early 2020....before COVID.

rangerbob20 days ago

If rehearsals aren't going on; how is there a video on the Cirque website showing rehearsals?

halltd20 days ago

No one (Disney or Cirque) ever announced a revised opening night since the original in March 2020 (technically April for the official opening) didn't happen. 2/10 was simply the last day not cancelled in advance. It was never an "opening night".

DznyGrlSD20 days ago

Tickets are no longer for sale on the CDS website for this. I have tickets for what was supposed to be opening night on 2/10 but I'm waiting for the inevitable cancellation/refund.

halltd22 days ago

This is not true.

halltd22 days ago

Highly doubtful this will happen. I would anticipate they need several months once they start rehearsing again.

seascape23 days ago

It would make a great anniversary evening along with a dinner at the Boathouse and dive around the lake.

the.dreamfinder23 days ago

So folks, which quarter of ‘21 do we think the show will open. For the sake of argument, soft opening will count as opening. Im thinking late Q2-Q3, depending on immunization rates in Florida and WDW’s top out of state markets.

TrainChasersNov 25, 2020

Oh man... the old school lighting rig was part of the fun of seeing mystere!!! Glad it’s getting attention though. It’s a true classic

DznyGrlSDNov 24, 2020

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/press/news/2020/cirque-du-soleil-entertainment-group-confirms-closing-of-sale-transaction