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‘Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along’ & Other New Films Debut at Epcot January 17

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier this year, details on new film experiences coming to Epcot were unveiled at the D23 Expo.

Today we’re happy to share that three new films will debut January 17, 2020, at Epcot, on the same day the Epcot International Festival of the Arts begins! 

“Awesome Planet” in The Land pavilion showcases the Earth’s beauty and diversity in a 10-minute film featuring spectacular imagery, in-theater effects and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price. 

“Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in the France pavilion is directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, and invites guests to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time. It also features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film. The new sing-along will run in rotation with “Impressions de France,” which will receive an upgrade to 4K projection. 

And “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” in the Canada pavilion is an update to the previous “O Canada!” film with new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. 

For more details on how the park will transform in the coming years, check out Jeremy’s previous blog post.


  • I did miss Martin Short in Canada. There is still beautiful scenes and it is always nice to hear their national anthem of O Canada.

  • I’m going to miss Martin Shorts narration in Canada and the song “Canada, You’re A Lifetime Journey.” But like Walt Disney himself we must always embrace new ideas.

    “This is a perfect time for a song. I think so, don’t you?” – Martin Short from Canada.

  • What about Wondrous China?

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