'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"

Posted: Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:05pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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arich352 hours ago

Would the $85 seats at the bottom level to the side be an awful viewing experience?

luke21025 days ago

Does anyone know if the soundtrack is available to buy/stream?

DCBaker12 days ago

Edward Jackson12 days ago

Yeah we may make reservations at a Disney Springs restaurant instead.

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

What acts did these replace from the original concept? Someone said they had Diablos in the show

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

90 minutes with no intermission...you'll be pushing it.

JIMINYCR12 days ago

Cant wait for our next trip for this. Cirque always has been on our list of Must Do's when we go to WDW. Sadly we had plans made when it was shut out by covid and we didnt have the opportunity to see the new production. Well worth the ticket price.

t3techcom1812 days ago

It's 90 minutes, so definitely try to push it back if possible.

DCBaker12 days ago

Daniel Lamarre - CEO of Cirque.

grimb16812 days ago

Can anyone tell me who the disney cast member is standing with the grey suit

brb100612 days ago

If I remember correctly, Cirque shows are usually an hour long.

brb100612 days ago

Sounds like the perfect show to watch on Disney's 100th Anniversary in 2023. Perfect show for hardcore animations fans.

Edward Jackson12 days ago

Quick question, how long is the show? I have tickets for the 5:30pm show on January 6th. I had forgotten I had purchased the tickets and I have a 7:30pm reservation for dinner at the French restaurant in Epcot. What are my chances of being able to keep the reservation?

DznyGrlSD12 days ago

Oh the gifts! They gave us champagne as we entered the lobby and an opening night pin. After the show we all got a show poster & credits packet. I'm taking mom on Saturday and can't wait to see it again