The November 18th grand opening of Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney is just a couple of weeks away now! The theater that held La Nouba at Downtown Disney/Disney Springs for almost 20 years is readying for the first performances. Disney shared a new behind-the-scenes video today featuring longtime animator Eric Goldberg. He talks in part how there is both existing animation being used in the show but also new animation “which is specific to how the characters are going to relate to the animated characters”. Read more below the video!
Jeremy Schoolfield on the Disney Parks Blog says of the video: Today we’re sharing a new behind-the-scenes video where you can learn more about the inspiration and artistry behind this first theatrical collaboration between three creative icons: Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Drawn to Life celebrates Disney’s extraordinary legacy in the art of animation, from the earliest pencil sketches to the feature films of today. The classic characters and moments from Disney Animation are reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography and creative costuming alongside an original score inspired by timeless Disney music.
In the video you hear from Eric Goldberg, a veteran director, designer and animator who began his association with Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1990 supervising the animation of the wise-cracking Genie in “Aladdin.” As Animation Director on the show, Eric shares his insider’s perspective on how Drawn to Life blends live performance and animation in a new way.