ORLANDO, Fla – Guests visiting Epcot will have three new film experiences to check off their list.
As part of the Epcot’s historic transformation, Disney officials said films at their France, Canada and Land pavilions have received some exciting upgrades.
The new 10-minute film “Awesome Planet” will take over the pavilion’s auditorium. The auditorium previously played the “Lion King” inspired film a “Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable.”
Disney said the new film, narrated by Ty Burrell, showcases the Earth’s beauty and diversity. The film will feature in-theater effects and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price, Disney said on its blog.
The previous film “Impressions de France” is back, but with an upgrade to 4K projection. Disney officials said it will rotate throughout the day with a “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along. The sing-along is directed and produced by Don Hahn, who produced the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films. Angela Lansbery, who played Mrs. Potts in the animated film, will narrate the sing-along.
Along with the new film, the “Tales as Old as Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen” invites guests to explore six distinct gallery cases inside the Palais du Cinéma.
Disney officials said the exhibit will feature a collection of costumes, music, artwork and more, all dedicated to the adaptation of French literature in cinema, theater, ballet and opera.
New sweeping panoramic scenes of mountains and cities are coming in the film “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360." Disney said it will be narrated by Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
It also will feature new music by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington.
The new films started on the same day as the International Festival of the Arts.