New Disney-Themed Cirque du Soleil Show in the Works
The new project will replace 'La Nouba,' which ends its 19-year run at Disney Springs in Florida on Dec. 31.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on Monday unveiled plans for a new Cirque du Soleil production to replace La Nouba, a stage show filled with tumblers, trampoline artists and aerial ballet dancers, which is set to end its 19-year run on Dec. 31.
The brand-new show in residence at Disney Springs in Florida, now in development, will celebrate the studio's rich animation heritage.
"We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood," Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said in a statement.
Disney and Cirque du Soleil first brought La Nouba to the stage in 1998 and recently announced that it would come to an end on New Year's Eve after nearly 9,000 shows. There are no details yet on a show name or a creative team for the new Disney Springs show.
Despite becoming a global brand on the strength of its traveling and permanent circus shows, Cirque du Soleil in recent years has segued into film, television and digital exploitation of its brand in partnership with Saban Brands and 20th Century Fox Television, among others.