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How to Train Your Dragon: Untrainable Universal Beijing Resort, Beijing, CHINA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement-Live Event Overview
Universal Beijing Resort proudly presents “Untrainable”, a new stage production based on DreamWorks Animation How to Train Your Dragon series. This amazing production transports the audience into the adventurous world of Dragons and Vikings where they discover the common values of life and the message of cooperation and empathy between them and that “family first” is the greatest thing they both treasure. This fantastical show takes the audience on a mythical journey to the Isle of Berk and the new Hatchery where baby Dragons are born.
What sets this attraction apart?
The onsite team for Universal Beijing Resort partnered with Universal Creative over 7,500 miles away, providing virtual walkthroughs of the theater and stage performances, making this show’s creation a global success story. This large-scale production is housed in the magnificent 1500 seat, two-story Majestic Theater at Universal Studios Beijing. The 20 minutes immersive storytelling performance engages the entire theater by using state-of-the-art technologies: multiple large high-flying over the audience animated Dragons, spectacular automated scenery, surround projection mapping, stunning lighting, extraordinary costumes, numerous special effects, breathtaking stunts and an original musical score all of which are integrated with a cast of talented 24 artists, including live actors, dancers, musicians, vocalists, stunt performers and puppeteers who deliver a fantastical heartwarming story that will touch the hearts of the audience. “Untrainable" is an impressive, fully immersive theatrical production experience that seamlessly combined awe-inspiring technology, beautiful music, and an overall stunning live performance stage design, overlayed with a relatable, heartwarming story of love and compassion.
How long did the project take to complete?
More than five years to complete.
Behind the Scenes
Creating and testing the technology behind getting a full-size dragon to fly over the audience with virtual collaboration from halfway around the world was quite a challenge in the pandemic.