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“Drawn to Life” Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney Celebrates One Year Anniversary

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“Drawn to Life” presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney celebrates one year today! The show replaced the longtime show “La Nouba” and is located on the West Side of Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. “Drawn to Life” celebrates the art of Walt Disney Animation. Read below for the press release!

Front row from left to right: Minnie Mouse, Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle, the characters Julie and Mr. Pencil, Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, and Mickey Mouse join artists from Drawn to Life, the highly anticipated new collaboration from Cirque du Soleil and Disney. The show premiered on Nov. 18, 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2022) – Drawn to Life, the dazzling live theatrical production presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, is celebrating one year of delighting guests with acrobatics, animation and more since its world premiere at Disney Springs Nov. 18, 2021.
To commemorate the anniversary of Drawn to Life, the 50th production created by Cirque du Soleil, the show shared a video on social media featuring some of the amazing acts along with the cast celebrating. 

“Creating a show is always special, but it doesn’t reach its full potential until we share it with our guests,” said Heather Reilly, Cirque du Soleil Company Manager. “Now one year and nearly 500 performances later, the show has truly evolved into a one-of-a-kind experience that could only be delivered by a combination of Cirque du Soleil and Disney.  Our cast, crew and guests have all been part of making that happen.” 

Drawn to Life features an imaginative blend of timeless Disney magic and remarkable Cirque du Soleil artistry. The family-friendly show tells the story of the love between a father and a daughter, drawing inspiration from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100-year heritage of storytelling. The show celebrates iconic Disney stories and characters through innovative design, quintessential Cirque du Soleil acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, musical scores and brand-new animation lovingly created by Disney Animation artists.
Over the past year, audiences at Disney Springs have experienced a production featuring all the elements for which Cirque du Soleil has become renowned – an international cast; immersive all-original score performed live; larger-than-life costumes, props and make-up; and jaw-dropping athletic feats intertwined with a healthy dose of humor – all sprinkled with some Disney magic.   
In 2023, Drawn to Life will offer Sunday show times for the first time, including a matinee show. Tickets for next year’s performances are available for purchase now at cirquedusoleil.com/drawn-to-life and make great gifts for Disney fans, theater lovers, families and others for the holiday season.