New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.

New Cinematic Adventures Around World ShowcaseNew Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

France Pavilion - Showings of a brand new comedic film and Beauty & The Beast Sing-A-Long will rotate throughout the day with "Impressions de France." These two shows will delight viewers both young and old. Did you know that "Impressions de France" holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running daily screened film in the world? New films in the France Pavilion will open in January 2020.

Canada Pavilion - A new O Canada! Film (first Announced D23 Destination D 2018) has also been in the works for the Canada pavilion. The O Canada! Theater is set to be used as temporary event space for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, before projection system enhancements are put into place for the new movie with new footage, and a brand new story but without host Martin Short. "Canada Far And Wide" will makes its theatrical debut in January 2020.

China Pavilion - A brand new Circle-Vision film has been in the works for World Showcase's China pavilion (first Announced D23 Expo 2017). Carrying on Disney's tradition of groundbreaking technological advances in film making, it will be shot with an innovative next-generation digital camera system. The end product will be an immersive, seamless Circle-Vision show that details the beauty and majesty of the country. The title of this new film is "Wondrous China."

The Land - "Awesome Planet," will have an on-screen exploration of the realm we all call home. This stunning film showcases the "spectacular beauty, diversity and dynamic story of our earth with all the grandeur guests have come to expect." Awesome Planet will feature spectacular nature photography, immersive in-theater effects, and space sequences created by none other than Industrial Light & Magic. Awesome Planet opens in January 2020.

Are you looking forward to the new films coming to World Showcase? Leave a comment below and tell us which you are looking forward to the most!

wdwizbest wrote on Sun, 08/25/2019 - 21:13:

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The last time we went in 2017 we saw both the France and Canada films. It's probably been at least 25 years since I saw the China version. "Impressions de France" actually was still beautiful and has held up surprisingly well. O Canada has not aged as well, it should have been replaced years ago. I like Martin Short, but it's been awhile since he was popular.
I was hoping the replacement film for France would be an updated version of the current format. Just about anything would be an improvement for Canada. Honestly all of these nation pavilion films should be a chance to showcase it's country's beauty to promote tourism.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 14:23:

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I completely agree wdwizbest! There have been so many advances made in film since these movies were originally released. I can't even remember the last time I saw O Canada! I'm really looking forward to seeing the tech updates and fresh footage.

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