Mickey & The Magician

  • Animagique Theatre, Disneyland Paris, 2016

Go back in time to Paris at the turn of the 19th century… and enter a great Magician’s atelier, where the assistant is no other than a certain Mickey Mouse! Night has fallen. Tinker Bell has spread a little stardust. When he is given the task of cleaning up the atelier before sunrise, the young apprentice gets distracted! Nothing turns out as expected. Mickey finds himself accidentally transported to the most magical Disney film worlds. He becomes the hero in this incredible show where illusion is key and the audience find themselves plunged into a world of magic and delight.

Mickey and the Magician is a new live stage show at Disneyland Paris, running up to five times a day at the park. As Mickey meets various Disney characters, the Atelier set changes with the help of video projection, mapping, and a backdrop LED. Mesmer consulted and created all content for the project, working for Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with the Disneyland Paris team over the course of a year. Much of the footage is based on hand-drawn elements and was created over four months by a team of six animators in the Mesmer studio.

It was installed over a month with the help of the Disneyland Paris team and Green Hippo, and runs on Hippotizer servers.