Epcot is bursting with new experiences and upcoming attractions in 2020. Of all the parks, it seems to be the one undergoing the most change at the moment. Some of those changes involve films, a welcome bit of news for those who like to escape the crowds and heat in a dark theatre!
The first day of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, January 17th, 2020, will also be the day that all three new films debut.
The first of these is the ”Beauty and the Beast” sing-along in the France Pavilion. Film fans will want to see this take on their old favorite, narrated by Angela Lansbury, the original Mrs. Potts, and directed and produced by Don Hahn, who was a producer of both the animated and live-action versions of ”Beauty and the Beast.” This will not replace ”Impressions de France, ” which is receiving a 4K upgrade, but will instead run in rotation with it.
Another new film is ”Awesome Planet” in the Land pavilion. This 10-minute adventure will demonstrate the beauty of the earth with stunning visuals, in-theatre effects, and of course original music by Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price. A perfect addition to the pavilion that boasts about the natural wonders of our planet.
The last, but not least, adding to Epcot’s line of screen entertainment is ”Canada Far and Wide, ” coming to replace ”O Canada” in – you guessed it – the Canada pavilion. This film will use a musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
It looks like it’s time to invest in a popcorn bucket and get ready for some serious theatre-time at Epcot. Which film will be the first you see?
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