Walt Disney World has revealed a few details about its new stage show “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue … and Beyond” that will be seen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
The production is a replacement/update/“freshly reimagined show” for “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” which ran at the park’s Theater in the Wild from 2007 to March 2020, when the resort went into pandemic-shutdown mode.
According to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog, the new show will have new set pieces — including a 32-foot submarine and a 15-foot fish tank volcano — and a video wall.
“We were inspired by paper sculpture as we developed the scenic for the show,” Matt Fiuza, Disney Live Entertainment art director, said in a video on the blog post. “We’re developing massive set pieces and these beautiful new transitions as they move in and out of the memory of our storytellers.”
The show begins at Marine Life Institute, as seen in “Finding Dory.”
Returning are the puppets, live performers and “many of the beloved songs and production numbers,” the blog post says. The new show will last 25 minutes, Disney says, as opposed to the 40-minute original version.
An exact debut date has not been announced, but Disney World says the new show will open this summer.
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