We were super excited to get a preview of “Drawn to Life” Cirque du Soleil’s new show created in partnership with Disney’s Imagineers and Animators opening at Disney Springs this spring. The show moves into the same building that was home to the previous Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World focuses on the magic of Disney animation to tell its story.
Our special preview contained a sneak peek of the first two acts of “Drawn to Life,” an energetic Rhythmic Gymnastics group number and a pencil-test-inspired Aerial Pole routine. We are exited to share with you two short clips of those acts as well as a look inside and out of the Cirque du Soleil theater at Disney Springs.
The final show will have ten acrobatic acts along with the clowns, dancers, musicians, and amazing stage design Cirque du Soleil is known for.
Combining the talents of Disney’s artists with Cirque du Soleil’s amazing performers and acrobats, ‘Drawn to Life’ tells the story of how Disney’s animators bring drawings to life. The show includes the trademark acrobatics, humor, stage production, and music of the Cirque du Soleil shows you already know and love.
Drawn to Life 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 and The Walt Disney Family Museum, as well as hands-on work between Disney animators and Cirque du Soleil.
“Interpreting the works from Disney’s spectacular catalog of animation into a live show was a thrilling opportunity for Cirque du Soleil, and we couldn’t be more proud of this production,” explained Diane Quinn, Chief Creative Officer Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “Together with Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, we have created a stunning show that will inspire audiences to dream and reach for the impossible.”
Previews for Drawn to Life start March 20 and the world premiere will be April 17. Tickets are available now.