Animating a touching holiday tale on fountain mist.

2017 - Los Angeles

Seasonal storytelling comes to life in Paradise Pier as Moment Factory and Hasbas collaborate to celebrate Lunar New Year with Hurry Home.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Disneyland wanted to share a heartwarming new experience with visitors, using mist from dancing fountains in Paradise Pier as a projection canvas. Collaborating closely with Hasbas, Moment Factory dug into this challenge to create Hurry Home, a poignant homecoming tale.

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The sequence follows a new Disney character, Little Lantern, on a journey to celebrate the holiday with family, encountering Mushu and Mulan along the way. Following the lead of Hasbas, who developed the show’s scenario, visual identity and soundtrack, we created storyboards and animated content to support the show and ensure its impact when projected onto mist.

To reinterpret characters from Mulan, we developed a hybrid animation style that merges the film’s aesthetic with a modern take on traditional paper cut-outs, while maintaining the image and integrity of these beloved Disney creations.

Framed by a choreographed backdrop of sky-high fountain jets and a breathtaking lightshow, this touching story welcomes good fortune for the upcoming year. We were proud to help craft an experience that is culturally sensitive and specific but also universal in its emotional power and appeal.