Disneyland Paris has released a behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the “Finding Nemo” scene of their upcoming Pixar stage show, “Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure.”
‘Finding Nemo’ Scene of ‘Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure’
DLP Report shared the video on Twitter and you can watch it above.
It features performers practicing their dance moves and using character puppets that may look familiar — they are the same design as the puppets used at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!”
Some of the projections and stage lighting look similar to the Florida show, too.
But this is only one sequence of the new Walt Disney Studios Park show, which premieres at Studio Theater on July 15. Here’s the official description of “Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure”:
This innovative show will celebrate some of the most beloved Pixar stories, traveling into the worlds of “Toy Story,” “Coco,” “Up,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Monsters, Inc.” It will invite guests to embark on a spectacular and poetic journey and experience how music and friendship bring us together.
“TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure” is guided by a bold artistic direction that blends traditional and state-of-the-art technology, creative lighting, multisensory effects, and contemporary choreography, all accompanied by iconic music, as well as an original score. Show Directors Arnaud Feredj and Matthieu Robin have created a fully immersive, surprising, and heartfelt show that blurs the line between fantasy and reality.
Music plays a major role in “TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure.” During every performance, live musicians will pay homage to the timeless beauty of Pixar’s most memorable soundtracks while also performing an original score. The mix of a live musical ensemble and a soundtrack recorded with 54 musicians at the Nashville Studios will truly bring guests on an emotional journey.“TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure” is a testament to the talent of our artistic and technical teams – costume designers, puppeteers, dancers, musicians, prop decorators, lighting and special effects designers, engineers, and many more. They have also worked alongside Pixar Animation Studios and renowned external talents such as Romain Rachline-Borgeaud (“France’s Got Talent” finalist, tap dancer, and founder of the RB Dance Company), Céline & Cain Kitsaïs (multidisciplinary choreographers and founders of “Le Labo” dancing concept), and Anne Gravoin (trained violinist and Executive Producer in charge of selecting the musicians for the ensemble). These successful collaborations of creative in-house and external talents have resulted in a powerful show with a uniquely French touch.
“TOGETHER: A Pixar Musical” is part of the grand finale of the Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary celebration, which will come to an end on September 30, 2023.
Walt Disney Studios Park
Construction has been ongoing for years on a major expansion of the small park, including updates to Production Courtyard and Toon Studio, pre-existing lands at the park’s entrance. They will be refurbished from November 2023 to May 2025, including the update to Studio 1, with a theater zone theme. The Toontown area will become an expanded photo op area of Worlds of Pixar.
The Lake Promenade expansion to Walt Disney Studios Park will be home to the “Tangled Round Ride,” a spinner based on the 2010 animated film about Rapunzel, and will lead guests to the new Arendelle – World of “Frozen” land. There will also be an updated Toy Story Playland entrance, a new English Gardens area, a floor rosette, and a food truck. The multi-functional East Pavilion will be near the “Tangled” ride and across from a new table-service restaurant.