Animagique was a live show at Walt Disney Studios Park in France, housed in Studios 3, at the entrance of Toon Studio. The show closed on January 31, 2016, to make way for Mickey and the Magician which began on July 2, 2016.[1]

Animagique
Walt Disney Studios Park
AreaToon Studio
StatusClosed
Opening dateMarch 16, 2002 (2002-03-16)
Closing dateJanuary 31, 2016 (2016-01-31)
General statistics
Attraction typeLive Stage Show
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
ThemeHistory of Disney's Animation
Audience capacity1110 guests per performance per show
Duration20 minutes
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

Plot summaryEdit

Guests are invited to watch a show adventure about Disney animated films. It opens with Mickey and Donald teaching a drawing course in a room. At its far end is a door leading to the Cinematheque, which is strictly forbidden, as Mickey instructs Donald. However, after Mickey's departure, Donald decides he can open the door a little, without Mickey even knowing.

As he does so, a flash of light takes Donald into the film vault. He then encounters scenes from various films including Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio (formerly), The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.

At the end, Donald tells Mickey about his amazing journey through this films, but Mickey doesn't believe him until Baloo, King Louie and Rafiki walk into the room.

TriviaEdit

  • Animagique puppeteers undertake intense training classes to co-ordinate and synchronise their movements in complete darkness. Before the opening of the park in 2002, they even followed classes of Taï Chi to perfect their perception of space.
  • Mickey and Sebastian are the only two characters speaking French in the show. Other characters Donald, Pink Elephants, Baloo, King Louie, Young Simba and Zazu are all speaking English in the show.
  • Several months after opening, the show briefly closed to allow for a reworking that included replacing an original Pinocchio scene, featuring Monstro the whale, but it scrapped shortly as it was deemed too scary for children, so it was replaced by The Little Mermaid.
  • The puppets Young Simba, Young Nala and Zazu, are all came from Magic Kingdom's former show The Legend of the Lion King.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reinvent the magic: Disneyland Paris confirms enhancement plans for 10 classic attractions".