PHOTO - First look at 'The Music of Pixar Live! - A Symphony of Characters'

May 25, 2017 in "The Music of Pixar Live!"

The Music of Pixar Live! overview

Here is a first look at “The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters,” opening tomorrow at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The summer-long stage show will take place from May 26 to August 27 2017, featuring fun character moments and animated scenes on large video screens, a full orchestra performs selections of the stirring soundtracks from films such as “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Finding Nemo,” “Finding Dory,” “The Incredibles” and “Cars.”

Special video segments with the film’s composers take guests inside the scoring of a Pixar film. Their on-camera comments are backed by behind the scenes footage from Pixar, including orchestra recordings, story development, concept art and animation.

From the moment arriving guests are greeted by Green Army Men until the closing finale of You’ve Got a Friend in Me, in which the audience is encouraged to sing along, it’s a Pixar celebration like no other.

Throughout the show, beloved Pixar characters add moments of comedy and fun before their featured segment. As an example, Mike and Sulley take the stage to collect laughs as Mike tries stand-up before the “Monsters, Inc.” segment comes on-screen. Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear unwrap the “Toy Story” segment and “Up” is fronted by a special appearance of Carl Fredricksen and Dug. Can’t forget Dory (though she might!) – appearing before the “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” segment.

Showtimes will vary for “The Music of Pixar Live! – A Symphony of Characters,” although for its opening weekend, shows will be at 5pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm.

"The Music of Pixar Live! - A Symphony of Characters" will take place in the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Blvd, where Beauty and the Beast will continue to play during the daytime.

Dining Packages including reserved seating for the show are also available.

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Article Posted: May 25, 2017 / 9:28am EDT
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PhineasJul 21, 2017

This sounds so classy-hopefully they decide to add something like this on a more permanent basis.

Jones14Jul 21, 2017

I mean, it seems pretty obvious that it's a concert to me.

raymusiccityJul 21, 2017

I'd have to mildly disagree. People go into a venue that has been associated with a stage show, expecting a stage show. They're not even given any humor or much of a chance to sing along like they've enjoyed in the Hyperion Theater. Maybe Disney should just promote it as a 'Concert' !

TeriofTerrorJul 21, 2017

A friend of mine is a show runner on this. He thinks it's going to be replaced with a Star Wars show, and the musicians will be reutilized for holiday events later in the year. I think it closes the last Sunday in August (but I may be misremembering).

FNGJul 20, 2017

Will they keep this around through the fall/winter? Especially with GMR going down next month, it would be nice to keep around.

Kman101Jun 17, 2017

It's nice enough. Something different. I can see how it's not for some and they could find it boring. I agree with you

eggJun 17, 2017

I watched it. It's unique and it's something additional... I can't complain.

Lora Baines BradleyJun 16, 2017

I doubt I will be able to experience this, but I hope! If they were to do another orchestra experience like this, I would lose my marbles if they did Kingdom Hearts. WDW has pretty much denied the series exists save for that weird M&G in 2007. Ah well, I can dream...

Lora Baines BradleyJun 16, 2017

To add onto this: the Inside Out score is terrific as well!

mhaftman7Jun 16, 2017

We were just there a week ago. We had Fantasmic Dining Package and they gave us this show too! It was great. Kids loved it. Army men were hilarious. Nice to see The Incredibles too.

MisterPenguinJun 14, 2017

Candlelight Processional doesn't start until after Thanksgiving.

AndrewsJJun 14, 2017

Many in the orchestra will need to be in Epcot for the Candlelight Processional so I doubt it extends much later than August. IMO Injust can't imagine purchasing a dining package just to get reserved seats to this show. I love orchestral music and adore the Pixar soundtracks but I just don't see the need for reserved seating. Just book a regular ADR and then see the show. I don't think there will be much of an issue getting in. But that's just me.

DaveeeeedJun 14, 2017

The Pixar score & soundtrack is out of this world. From the Toy Story's The Cleaner to the overall score of Ratatouille. It's top notch stuff. Pixar's use of music to convey emotion like in Inside Out, or Up is phenomenal. Pair that with there being a great story. I think those who don't think of Pixar as having great music just haven't listened.

JeffBostockJun 01, 2017