magic meets Disney music in this 3-D film spectacular at
Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort.
"Mickey's PhilharMagic" stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other
favorite Disney characters animated in a way they've never before been seen:
grand, glorious, in-your-face three dimensions.
The "Mickey's PhilharMagic" cast includes Mickey and Donald, as well as
Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," Aladdin and Jasmine from "Aladdin" and Simba from "The Lion King."
Set in the PhilharMagic Concert Hall, the eye-popping 3-D experience unfolds on one of
the largest screens ever created for a 3-D film, a 150-foot-wide canvas.
Complete with in-theater effects, the attraction immerses guests in the
richly animated world of the Disney characters.
The Walt Disney Company has experimented with animating the Disney
characters in 3-D before, most notably in "Working for Peanuts," a 1953
Donald Duck/Chip 'n' Dale cartoon short, but never on a scale as grand as
"Mickey's PhilharMagic." The attraction was produced through the
combined efforts of Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Feature
Fun Facts:"Mickey's PhilharMagic" features the largest seamless
projection screen in the world, representing the most immersive wrap-around
image Disney has ever created. The screen measures 150 feet long and 28 feet
Donald's voice as heard in the show was created out of classic performance
from the past by Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the original voice of Donald Duck.
Tony Anselmo, the current voice of Donald, added a few lines that were not
recorded by Ducky in the past, such as humming the melody to "Be Our Guest."
The entire production of "Mickey's PhilharMagic" was created totally on
computer, representing the first time the featured classic Disney characters
were completely modeled and animated by computer.
The show features the largest cast of classic Disney animated stars who have
ever performed together in a single 3-D show.
Animator Nik Ranieri, who brought Lumiére to life for Disney's animated
classic "Beauty and the Beast," returned to render him in 3-D for "Mickey's
PhilharMagic." Animator Glen Keane, creator of the magical Ariel in "The
Little Mermaid," also returned to develop her in 3-D for this spectacular
The long mural that spans the lobby is a composite of imagery from animated
classic Disney movies with musical themes: "Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom,"
"Melody Time" and "Fantasia."
The show is in the same theater as the "Mickey Mouse Musical Revue" in which
Mickey made his Magic Kingdom debut as an orchestra conductor in 1971. In
1980, the show moved to Tokyo Disneyland where it became an opening day
attraction in 1983. It continues to play at Tokyo Disneyland today. The 3-D
film "Magic Journeys" and the live puppet show "Legend of The Lion King"
occupied the theater until the installation of "Mickey's PhilharMagic."