BEHIND THE SCENES: Characters & Stories in Cirque du Soleil’s “Drawn to Life”

Disney is giving a behind the scenes look at the special characters and storylines of “Drawn to Life”, which will debut at Disney Springs this spring.

The show put together through a collaboration of Cirque du Soleil and Disney brings the story of the love between a father and a daughter— and shows emotion through aerobics and aerial stunts.

The main character is Julie, a courageous and determined young girl. Her father, Tom, was a Disney animator who raised his daughter and surrounded her with Disney animated characters who helped her grow and played important roles in her life.

When Julie finds an unfinished animation piece and a letter from her late father, her imagination is awakened, and she embarks on an inspiring journey into the whimsical world of animation. Along the way, she meets characters like Mr. Pencil (her father’s favorite pencil), who help guide her. Julie also encounters Miss Hésitation, the story’s villain, who reflects Julie’s own doubts and fears as an artist.

Throughout her adventure, Julie is reunited with Disney characters from her childhood, giving her the encouragement she needs to animate with her own unique artistic voice.

Heres a sneak peek at the first two acts from the show – The Inner World of Animation and Aerial Pencil:

“Drawn to Life” debuts March 20, 2020.

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