Immersive Disney animation comes to Los Angeles.
The experience, created by Disney Animation and Lighthouse Immersive Studios (Compelling Van Gogh), has opened in about a dozen cities since December and will debut in LA on June 23 at the Lighthouse ArtSpace. Tickets go on sale May 12 and start at $29.99.
“A combination of an art show and a cinema,” says Oscar-winning producer J. Miles Dale (The shape of water), who led the creative team, describes the walk-thru experience, which incorporates Disney titles from early work as Snow White Unpleasant The little Mermaid, Frozen And Encanto — along with their classical music — while taking advantage of projection mapping to create a 360-degree experience.
“We are proud to announce that we will present this spectacular exhibit in the birthplace of Disney Animation, where our studio’s first creations took shape,” said Dorothy McKim, Disney Animation Special Projects Producer of the LA installation. “We can’t imagine a more appropriate venue for this celebration of Disney animation and the incredible artists and animators who bring these worlds to life.”
Interactive features include a responsive floor projection design that moves with the audience, and custom bracelets that light up in sync with the projections and based on the audience’s movements through the galleries. In addition, the Gazillion Bubbles special effects team fills the 500,000 cubic feet of galleries with bubbles.
Prior to the opening, Lighthouse ArtSpace will host a final series of screenings Compelling Van Gogh from 1 to 11 June before that Immersive Disney animation takes over as the standalone experience.