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Three new films debut at Epcot

New experiences begin at France, Canada and Land pavilions

New Films Debut at Epcot January 17
New Films Debut at Epcot January 17 (Disney Parks Blog)

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 Land

"Awesome Planet" film set to debut at Epcot Jan. 17
"Awesome Planet" film set to debut at Epcot Jan. 17 (Disney Parks Blog)

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.”

'Awesome Planet' entrance at the Land Pavilion at Epcot
'Awesome Planet' entrance at the Land Pavilion at Epcot (WKMG TV)

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.

France Pavilion

'Beauty and the Beast' sing-along comes to France pavilion at Epcot
'Beauty and the Beast' sing-along comes to France pavilion at Epcot (WKMG TV)

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.

“Tales as Old as Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen” debuts Jan. 17, 2020, along with “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” at the Palais du Cinéma in the France pavilion at Epcot (David Roark, photographer)
“Tales as Old as Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen” debuts Jan. 17, 2020, along with “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” at the Palais du Cinéma in the France pavilion at Epcot (David Roark, photographer) (Walt Disney World)

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.

Canada Pavilion

“Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” debuts Jan. 17, 2020, in the Canada pavilion at Epcot  (Disney)
“Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” debuts Jan. 17, 2020, in the Canada pavilion at Epcot (Disney) (Walt Disney World)

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.

'Canada: Far and Wide' entrance at Epcot
'Canada: Far and Wide' entrance at Epcot (WKMG TV)

The new films started on the same day as the International Festival of the Arts.


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