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Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

March 23 - June 18

Lighthouse Immersive’s highly anticipated Disney Animation: Immersive Experience will arrive at Lighthouse ArtSpace Minneapolis (1517 Central Ave. NE) on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Lighthouse Immersive, North America’s top creator of experiential projection exhibitions (including The Original Immersive Van Gogh) is collaborating with the Creative Legacy team of Walt Disney Animation Studios, creators of iconic animated stories for all ages for nearly a century. Together, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Lighthouse Immersive will present the music and artistry within Disney Animation’s canon of films – from hits of today like Encanto, Zootopia, and Frozen; to the classics including The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio.

Surrounded by the worlds, music and stories of Disney Animation, audiences can step into the magic and artistry of beloved Disney characters and become one with them.

Tickets to this one-of-a-kind immersive experience start at $27.99 and are on sale now at disneyimmersive.com.

The creative team for the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is led by Oscar®-winning producer J. Miles Dale (Best Picture 2018 -The Shape of Water) who said, “Trailblazing in a new medium is always exciting, and this has truly been the most challenging and rewarding project of my career. Being entrusted with Disney’s rich archive of animation is a great honor, but also a tremendous responsibility. With such a wealth of material and a treasure trove of memorable characters, it is a thrill to bring the work of all the great Disney animators and performers to life in a 360-degree immersive environment.” Mexico City-based Cocolab worked with Dale and the Creative Legacy team at Walt Disney Animation Studios to develop the program for Lighthouse Immersive Studios. Special Projects Producer Dorothy McKim (Oscar-nominated, Get A Horse!) is spearheading the project for Disney Animation.

Beyond the unparalleled projection design that Lighthouse Immersive is known for, Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is further enhanced by expansive environmental design by Lighthouse Immersive’s Global Creative Director David Korins (Tony Award®-nominee whose credits include more than 20 Broadway shows including Hamilton, and an Emmy Award® for Grease Live).

The moment patrons walk in the door, they are transported into the magical world of Disney Animation Studios’ vaults as they follow a swirling pixie dust ‘wish trail’ through the galleries, where they encounter rarely seen exhibits from Walt Disney Animation Research Library, including a series of animator’s character sketches, an interactive drawing table that teaches guests how to draw their favorite Disney characters (brought to you by Uniball writing and art instruments), an animator’s desk displaying time lapses of character creation, introductions to some of the amazing animators behind the legacy, and more. Additional interactive features within the projection show include responsive projection design that moves with the audience and custom bracelets that light up in sync with the projections and based on the audiences’ movements through the galleries. In a particularly show-stopping moment, the Gazillion Bubbles special effects team fills the 500,000 cubic feet of galleries with bubbles.


March 23
June 18
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Lighthouse ArtSpace
1515 Central Ave NE
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