Disneyland Paris Unveils its Brand-New Immersive Show “Together: a Pixar Musical Adventure” in the Presence of Fleur East, Michelle Heaton and Jake Quickenden Ahead of its Official Launch on July 15th
This weekend, a host of celebrities came to Disneyland Paris to celebrate the grand premiere of the “TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure” show which features Pixar characters. During the star-studded event, Fleur East, Michelle Heaton and Jake Quickenden had an opportunity to strike a pose alongside Sulley from Monsters, Inc., Miguel from Coco and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story on the red carpet. As for Natalie Portman and Chiara Ferragni they had the chance to meet Boo from Monsters, Inc. and Woody from Toy Story beforehand.
This new Disneyland Paris original and exclusive production will celebrate some of the most beloved Pixar characters on the Studio Theater stage every day at Walt Disney Studios Park*.
Supported by a live orchestra, this innovative and creative show will invite guests to embark on a spectacular and poetic journey and experience how music and friendship bring us together, traveling into the worlds of Toy Story, Coco, Up, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo.
“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 a modern choreography, all accompanied by iconic music, as well as an original score.
Several times a day, this ambitious show will immerse guests into memorable Pixar stories, expanding the Disneyland Paris roster of high-quality shows and reinforcing the resort’s position as a leader of entertainment in Europe.
Arnaud Feredj and Matthieu Robin, show directors at Disneyland Paris, have brought their daring artistic vision to this project to create a fully immersive, surprising and heartfelt show. “TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure has been imagined as a multi-layered sensory experience, stimulating guests’ senses through live music, visual technologies, water effects, scents and more, blurring the line between fantasy and reality”. From full-sized mobile decorations that stand at 6.2 meters high and 30 meters wide, to 453sqm LED screens stretching from floor to ceiling, this 650sqm stage is the most immersive one ever created at Disneyland Paris.
The show is filled with poetry and creativity, whether through the state-of-the-art lighting design with 200 spotlights magnifying movement and music – leading to the seamless blending of surface and performers on stage – or the aerial view of the dancers that transforms them into a giant kaleidoscope.
This new daily show is a true testament to the talent of Disneyland Paris’ artistic, Production and technical teams of Cast Members – 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 of AG Productions 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 French touch. Best-in-class suppliers, such as Plastic Studio, Bas et Haut and Freckled Sky have also been identified in France and Europe to bring the show to life.
Music plays a major role in the show. 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.
Charlie, a child who is passionate about music, dreams of conducting the orchestra for their school’s end-of-year gala. But something unexpected happens and Charlie loses the precious sheet music on the eve of the concert! As the child falls asleep, Woody and their Toy Story friends join forces to recover the scores scattered throughout various Pixar stories.
From the beloved Toy Story crew to Coco’s vibrant decor, the world of Up, Monsters, Inc. or Finding Nemo’s underwater reef, guests will be invited to embark on an immersive and multisensory poetic journey.
With more than 30 artists and Pixar characters on stage, this artistic and aesthetic live performance will take guests on an epic adventure through the worlds of Pixar, accompanied by a live orchestra.
The show and its specific production process are the perfect illustration of in-house and external talents working creatively together. In total, the creation of “TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure” has brought together more than 100 cast members.
Show Director, Disneyland Paris
Ever since he first visited Disneyland Paris at the age of 9, Matthieu Robin dreamed of working at the resort. Passionate about entertainment, he fulfilled his childhood dream in 2005 by joining the operational teams, then those in charge of event production. A firm believer that technology may help serve stories and create emotions, he became a Show Director in 2017 and helped bring to life numerous shows such as The Jungle Book Jive, and Dream… and Shine Brighter!
Show Director, Disneyland Paris
A trained singer, Arnaud first appeared on stage at Disneyland Paris in 2008 as a master of ceremonies and then as an actor. He has held the position of Show Director since 2017, and brings his creative energy as well as expertise to many of Disneyland Paris’ successful shows such as Mickey’s Christmas Big Band, Mickey and the Magician, and the nighttime show Avengers: Power the Night.
Producer, Disneyland Paris
Originally from Uruguay, Astrid Gomez joined Disneyland Paris at the opening of the park, when she was only 18 years old. First as a receptionist at the Disneyland Hotel, then as a Parade Performer and Events Coordinator. She joined the Show Production team in 2009 and became Producer in 2017. She has worked on Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade and Mickey’s Christmas Big Band before producing the show Dream… and Shine Brighter! for the 30th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris, awarded as the Most Creative Christmas/Holiday Show by the IAAPA Awards in 2022.
Choreographer, RB Dance Company
CELINE & CAIN KITSAÏS
Choreographers, Neodance School
Céline and Cain Kitsaïs are multidisciplinary choreographers also called “Le Labo” which defines their creative duet. They like to explore movements, diverse kinds of energies and dance vocabularies. Working for French and international projects, they founded Neodance Academy, a training school for future professional dancers in Paris.
TOGETHER: a Pixar Musical Adventure represents their second collaboration with Disneyland Paris, after Jungle Book Jive in 2019.
Executive Producer, AG Productions
Anne Gravoin is a first prize violinist and chamber musician at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris. President of AG Productions, she brings together orchestral groups of all sizes – from chamber music to large symphonic ensembles – for phonographic and film music recordings, concerts, film extras, TV shows, advertising and theater, and collaborates with numerous French and international artists.
Since 2017 she has been providing a jazz big band for the prestigious Mickey’s Christmas Big Band show at Disneyland Paris. For this second collaboration, Anne Gravoin has selected and composed the live band that accompanies the show Together: A Pixar Musical Adventure.
Show & Creative Direction: Arnaud Feredj & Matthieu Robin (Disneyland Paris)
Executive Creative Director: Dana I. Harrel (Disneyland Paris)
Executive Producer: Paul Nichols & Françoise Barbier (Disneyland Paris)
Producer: Astrid Gomez (Disneyland Paris)
Show Writer: Thomas Maurion
Choreography: Céline & Cain Kitsaïs, Romain Rachline-Borgeaud
Music Production: Guillaume Coignard (Disneyland Paris)
Music Production & Contractor: Jonathan Barr
Orchestra Contracting: Anne Gravoin (AG Productions)
Production Manager: Manon Morin (Disneyland Paris)
Project Leader Technical Development: Thierry Souela (Disneyland Paris)
Machinery Design: Jean-Luc Galinie, Jean-Marc Gaudefroy (Disneyland Paris)
Costume Design: Isabelle Antoine (Disneyland Paris)
Set Design: Yves Ollier (Disneyland Paris)
Special effects: Metin Cig (Disneyland Paris)
Video Design: Martin Clérel (Disneyland Paris)
Audio Design: Vincent Lustaud (Disneyland Paris)
Lighting Design: Jimmy Marion (Disneyland Paris)
More than 40 best-in-class suppliers from France and around the world contributed their expertise and creativity to help bring the show to life, together with the Disneyland Paris team. From costumes to stage décor and more, these companies brought their savoir faire to this exceptional entertainment experience.
Disneyland Paris Creative Costuming talent worked alongside Bas et Hauts, a French costume workshop based in the heart of Paris on rue Saint-Honoré, to produce more than 120 dazzling costumes for the show performers.
This unique collaboration goes back to almost thirty years ago. Its success is rooted in the traditional skills brought by Bas et Hauts and the rich collaboration between the different teams, building a trusted relationship over the years with about 52 000 pieces of costumes produced for many shows and parades since 1996.
Disneyland Paris show team also called on the expertise of the company Freckled Sky for the very first time to develop artistic mixed-reality video immersing guests in Charlie’s room.
Decorative props and set design also play an important role in bringing the show to life. Once again, Disneyland Paris worked with Plastic Studio to contribute to the project, notably for the décor in the Finding Nemo scene created by Disneyland Paris set designer Yves Ollier. This local workshop has been a trusted partner for the resort’s Entertainment teams over the years and continues that strong legacy today.
Music is a universal language and, as an art form, it has the power to bring people from all generations together. This is what makes the show so special – a music-driven script designed to keep the audience engaged throughout the entire production.
On stage, music is at the heart of the story, as Charlie’s friends do everything in their power
to help find the lost music sheets and fulfill the child’s dream of taking part in the school concert.
Music is also present in the theater space, with a live orchestra composed of eight musicians. Piano, violin, trumpet, cello, guitar, drums and saxophone are all highlighted as an integral part of the story and accompany the spectator throughout each scene. Each of these instruments serves the plot in a very specific way and blends harmoniously with the soundtrack, recorded with 54 artists at the Nashville Studios.
“Together We Are One” is an original creation developed for the show TOGETHER: A Pixar Musical Adventure and exclusive to Disneyland Paris. The music was produced by Guillaume Coignard and Jonathan Barr, then recorded in Nashville.
© (Austin Zudeck / Justin Thunstrom / Tony Ferrari / Noémie Legrand) Disney Music Group 2023
This summer, Pixar fans will have plenty to experience at Disneyland Paris. In addition to the new show, guests will discover an exclusive range of colorful Pixar-themed fashion and products:
A selection of Pixar-inspired treats will also be available to complete the experience. Guests can head to Walt Disney Studios Park for a refreshing break, where they can enjoy delicious original Magnum® creations at the Ice Cream Creations food truck such as Cars’ Race Track Treat (Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Coating, Raspberry and Mango Slivers, three chocolate balls) or Toy Story’s Cowboy Crunch (Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk Chocolate Coating, Chopped Almonds and Praline Slivers).
Close to Buzz Lightyear’s statue, a second food truck will offer a Slinky Corn Dog made with beef sausage and corn fritter dough, as well as an Infinity and Beyond Eclair with hazelnut cream, inspired by our favorite Space Ranger from Toy Story.
Disneyland Paris delivers world-class entertainment with a large range of offerings leveraging an incredible lineup of franchises, drawing from talented artistic and technical teams, incorporating technology to tell stories in new and different ways, and creating shows that are accessible for all.
From characters greetings to daytime and nighttime shows at customized indoor theater venues and outside using the park itself as a stunning backdrop, the Disneyland Paris unique entertainment program keeps guests coming back for more, with shows that consistently deliver high guest satisfaction ratings and even win industry and consumer awards.
Here is a snapshot of entertainment offerings available in 2023 at Disneyland Paris:
(Animagique Theater, Walt Disney Studios Park)
Gaze in wonder as Mickey and friends master real magic in this award-winning spellbinding musical show with Broadway vibes!
(Frontierland Theater, Disneyland Park)
Relive iconic moments from The Lion King film in this highly praised stage show featuring dancers, acrobats and singers in the largest theater stage in Disneyland Paris, which is equipped with impressive 360° audio technology.
(Studio D, Walt Disney Studios Park)
This 20-min show invites guests to join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their special friends like Fancy Nancy Clancy, Vampirina and Timon in the Disney Junior Dream Factory as they use their imagination and courage to dream!
(Toon Studio, Walt Disney Studios Park)
In Frozen: A Musical Invitation, guests are invited to enjoy a heartwarming and unique interactive experience and embark on an enchanting Frozen journey through the Kingdom of Arendelle. Brrrrrrrrilliant!
(Disneyland Park, Main Street U.S.A.)
A high-energy daytime show created especially for the 30th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris, with more than 30 dancers and Disney Characters, colorful floats, and original songs. Four times/day, until September 30, 2023.
Disney Stars on Parade is the not-to-be-missed Disney Parade performed during the afternoon in the Disneyland Park. It is the perfect way for guests to watch Disney stories come to life!
Disney D-Light is a magical seven-minute show combining video projection, water jets, lighting effects, fog, lasers and Disney music, ending with a moment of pure magic when no less than 200 drones appear in a choreographed sequence over Sleeping Beauty Castle. Every night until September 30, 2023
The iconic award-winning nighttime show over Sleeping Beauty Castle offers an incredible burst of colors and light using state-of-the-art technology, dazzling projections, spectacular lasers and fountains, and sensational pyrotechnic effects.
(Walt Disney Studios Park)
From September 1, 2023, the sensational night-time show Avengers: Power the Night returns at Walt Disney Studios Park until November 5, 2023! With up to 500 drones and epic special effects, the spectacular drone show performed daily will launch guests into the epic world of MARVEL like never before.
*All events, shows, attractions, entertainment and experiences listed are subject to change, delay or cancellation without notice and are subject to weather conditions.