VIDEO: Disney Animators Bring Classic Characters to Life for “Happily Ever After” at the Magic Kingdom

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Today, Disney has released yet another behind the scenes look into the upcoming nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After. Today’s video shows Walt Disney Animation Studio artists bringing beloved characters to life for the new show. Hand drawn animation will be utilized, along with innovative projection mapping technology, to paint Cinderella Castle in Disney animated classics, all the way up to Moana. Here is the video below from the Disney Parks Blog:

Happily Ever After begins May 12th at Magic Kingdom. The last day for Wishes! is May 11th.

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Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Please Disney! Don’t forget about the fireworks. I hope to see shaped fireworks. I am happy about a 3.0 show though! I want to see more about the fireworks in the upcoming videos previewing Happily Ever After!

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

I also want to see PERIMETER fireworks in this show. Again, Mickey Mouse shaped fireworks, Smiley face shapes fireworks, present shaped fireworks, Saturn shaped fireworks, star shaped fireworks, Cross shaped fireworks, fairy wing shaped fireworks, star shaped fireworks, heart shaped fireworks, and the ring with red in the middle shaped fireworks

Bob Iger
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Bob Iger

Firework shaped fireworks

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Your the President of Disney! Disney is my fav place on Earth!

Bob Iger
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Bob Iger

Actually on second thought, projections of fireworks would be much better. We’ll just do that.

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

We should do both that and shapes fireworks and Perimeter fireworks

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

I also want to see Castle movement and the big clock on the Castle and character projections like Once Upon a Time!

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Now laserwise, where will the lasers come from?

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Will there be drones in the show?

Bob Iger
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Bob Iger

Maybe (wink face)

Michael DiPasquale
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Michael DiPasquale

Where will the lasers come from?

Clark Griswold
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Clark Griswold

Bend over and I’ll show ya!

m_farmer
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m_farmer


Happily Ever After begins May 12th at Magic Kingdom”
I disagree. Look at that: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/06/05/dole-whip-recipe-bring-disney-to-your-kitchen/