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New Musical Brings Toy Story to Life

Disney Cruise Line will transform TOY STORY into a stage spectacular aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship when TOY STORY -- THE MUSICAL makes its debut at the Walt Disney Theatre this spring. This is the first time the popular Disney-Pixar classic has been adapted for the stage.

Following the storyline of the original film, TOY STORY -- THE MUSICAL will give the audience a toy's-eye view of life in Andy's room, exploring the true meaning of friendship as Buzz Lightyear and Woody transform from jealous adversaries to best friends with an unbreakable bond.

The show's elaborate costumes capture the vibrant colors and playfulness of the animated characters, while larger-than-life props help transform the 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre into a toy-sized world of fun and adventure. A rear projection screen aids the transformation between human-sized and toy-sized scenes and takes the show from the comfort of Andy's room... to the frenzied world of Pizza Planet... to the frightening room of Andy's neighbor, Sid.

Using Randy Newman's Oscar-nominated hit song "You've Got a Friend in Me" as a departure point, the production has a new eight-song score that brings the story to life. New York-based Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn from the band GrooveLily blended together pop, rock and folk music to create a contemporary score that truly captures the heartfelt whimsy of the animated tale.

In all, TOY STORY -- THE MUSICAL represents one of the largest productions ever developed for a cruise ship and is just the second time a Pixar animated feature has been adapted for the stage by Disney Creative Ent. In early 2007, FINDING NEMO -- THE MUSICAL debuted at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort and has been a tremendous success.

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line, visit www.disneycruise.com or call 888-DCL-2500.

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