After a very lengthy delay due to the pandemic, the new Cirque du Soleil show will finally debut. The show will be called Drawn to Life. It was supposed to start previews in March of last year. Drawn to Life will now officially debut on November 18. Guests will find it at the theater found on the West Side of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.
“We are so looking forward to unveil this beautiful, long-awaited creation to the public,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “We were moments away from opening night in March of 2020 when performances were paused. Intermission is now over and we cannot wait for Cirque and Disney fans to experience the joy of this love letter to the art of Walt Disney animation.”
The family-friendly show is a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering. Drawn to Life will be a live acrobatic journey that tells the story of Julie. Julie discovers an unexpected gift left by her Disney animator father: an unfinished animation. As she dives into the inner world of animation guided by a surprising pencil, Julie embarks on an inspiring quest filled with her childhood Disney memories. There will be 10 unique acrobatic acts that meld with animation from Disney films, as well as all-new animation created by Disney artists.
Here’s a preview of the new show:
Drawn to Life is the 50th production created by Cirque du Soleil. The premiere of the show coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort. Showtimes will take place Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets will go on sale at 7:00 a.m. ET on August 20 and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/drawntolife.