During D23, some new films were announced for Epcot and it was pretty big news. I’ve never actually taken the time to sit down and watch one, so it’s on my list to do on my next trip. Disney Parks Blog announced a date for their opening, I started looking at my next trip dates!
Today we’re happy to share that three new films will debut January 17, 2020, at Epcot, on the same day the Epcot International Festival of the Arts begins!
“Awesome Planet” in The Land pavilion showcases the Earth’s beauty and diversity in a 10-minute film featuring spectacular imagery, in-theater effects and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price.
“Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in the France pavilion is directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, and invites guests to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time. It also features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film. The new sing-along will run in rotation with “Impressions de France,” which will receive an upgrade to 4K projection.
And “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” in the Canada pavilion is an update to the previous “O Canada!” film with new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
For more details on how the park will transform in the coming years, check out Jeremy’s previous blog post.