PHOTO - A look at the logo for Epcot's upcoming spectacular - Harmonious

Feb 10, 2020 in "Harmonious"

Posted: Monday February 10, 2020 4:06pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney today released artwork featuring what appears to be the logo for Epcot's new nighttime show - Harmonious.

The logo features the original Epcot center logo in place of the letter O. The legendary Marty Sklar perhaps described the logo best as, “The Epcot Center logo symbolizes unity, fellowship, and harmony around the world. Five outer rings are linked to form the shape of a flower–a celebration of life. The heart of the logo is the Earth, embraced by a star symbolizing hope–the hope that with imagination, commitment, and dedication, we can create a better tomorrow.”

Also of note is that in recent times the capitalization of the letter has been made to be uniform. Originally, the title was "harmonioUS," it is now "Harmonious."

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dreday341 minutes ago

I always thought the music for the crossing of the Marigold Bridge is one of the prettiest pieces of music ever written. That would make a GREAT projection scene somewhere.

MansionButler8443 minutes ago

Absolutely. It’s a gem of a movie. What took them so long! I just hope Enchantment chooses a different song. There’s more than one in the movie!

dreday345 minutes ago

And that is most pleasing.

markham46 minutes ago

I get that too. One could argue that Christmas in the contemporary sense is celebrated by many people that are not celebrating the birth of Christ. And there are some British writers in there too, but I don’t think a Mulan song performed in any language is the best representation of actual Chinese Culture. And the same applies across the board to the other IP. Maybe there will also be amazing pieces of music that actually originated from these cultures too. Fingers crossed. That video just doesn’t inspire confidence.

MansionButler8446 minutes ago

As expected, the content is questionable, daytime appearance is hideous, but visuals during the show appear spectacular (to me). I can’t wait to try and ignore the stargate and tacos all day before enjoying this show with my family. They are going full Coco lately.

ifan55 minutes ago

I understand what you're saying, I really do, but I'd like to point out that some of the best Christmas songs were written by Jews. Not everything has to be done by the original group of people to become special or authentic. I think this show will have high guest sat - I just wish the barges went away during the daytime like everyone else.

markham1 hour ago

“you want to make sure you’re doing justice to that culture.” Sooooo, to best represent the cultures of the world, we’re playing a bunch of songs written by Americans. One of which had to have an offensive lyric after release. (Arabian Nights) The hubris of this creative direction is really appalling. THIS to me is the reason Disney IP is not a good fit for a show like this. it’s almost like they’re saying, “the world has so much more in common than we have that divides us. Such as our love of Disney.”

dreday31 hour ago

I'm looking forward to watching it in October. Love that we are able to see a brand new show. We were there the year Illuminations started and now we will be there for this!

JohnD1 hour ago

I guess we'll just have to see it. I'll be in MK the evening of 10/1 so need to resist the urge to come here and watch a video of it. I'll be in Epcot on 10/2.

kevlightyear1 hour ago

Those extendable arms just bug me. Maybe they'll make more sense in the show, but how could they relate to the 'story' they're trying to tell? If the only reason something is included is 'it looks cool,' then it better be so stunningly cool--and the arms just aren't.

monothingie1 hour ago

I wonder if they've given any thought on how much the scrap value of the barges will be when they replace the show in a couple of years. Or is this a too big to fail thing?

note20011 hour ago

I'm in a place today where I need something good to look forward to and I thought this little peek would be good news. Wrong. It's left me feeling awful. In particular it seems those giant screens are the problem. They're awkward shapes for some scenes they're depicting and look like they're taking away more than adding to the show. Holding out hope that these are just a few of the worst scenes they've selected to be released. Still hunting for some awesome news. :(

JohnD1 hour ago

That's because two of the pieces are Japanese. I have them on my phone. Yes, here they are: Our Life and Falling Through a Cloud from Uttara-Kuru.

Thelazer1 hour ago

Eh, still not feeling it.