Four brand new film experiences debuted at EPCOT on January 17, 2020, the first day of the 2020 International Festival of the Arts.
These are all part of the billion dollar upgrade EPCOT is getting through 2021.
#1: “Awesome Planet” film is new at The Land. The film is showing at EPCOT’s Land Pavilion in the Harvest Theater – the former home to the Circle of Life film.
The 10-minute film is narrated by Ty Burrell.
“Awesome Planet,” is an on-screen exploration of the realm we call home. It showcases the spectacular beauty, diversity and dynamic story of our earth with all the grandeur guests have come to expect from Disney Nature films.
With spectacular nature photography, immersive in-theater effects, and space sequences created by none other than Industrial Light & Magic (which provided the cinematic foundation for the Star Wars franchise), “Awesome Planet” amazes Epcot guests with an environmental message that resonates far beyond its final scenes.
#2: “Canada Far and Wide” in Circle-Vision 360 film replaced ‘Oh Canada!’ in the Canada pavilion.
New sweeping panoramic scenes of Rocky Mountains and cities are in the film “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360″, narrated by Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
It also features new music by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington.
Canada Far and Wide debuts using all new seamless digital technology. The new 360 movie features all new spectacular scenes of majestic Canada, more story to tell, fresh new music, and more.
#3: “Wondrous China” is a new Circle-Vision 360 film at the China pavilion.
Guests walk through the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest to view this new Circle-Vision 360° film. It’s a warm and appealing introduction to the natural beauty and people of China. The film utilizes a new digital technology allowing it to be seamless.
#4: “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in the France pavilion.
The previous 30-year old film “Impressions of France” is back, but with an upgrade to 4K projection. Disney Parks 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, narrates 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.
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