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A new kind of musical premieres at Comic Con Paris

If you’re heading to the pop culture festival Comic Con Paris this weekend, make sure you check out the premiere of “Out There,” the world’s first location-based musical using spatial computing technology and Magic Leap One.

If you’re heading to the pop culture festival Comic Con Paris this weekend, make sure you check out the premiere of “Out There,” the world’s first location-based musical using spatial computing technology and Magic Leap One.

Developed by Wilkins Avenue in partnership with Pollen Music Group, and starring Vanessa Williams (of Desperate Housewives and Disney’s Pocahontas), “Out There” combines music, storytelling and cutting-edge technology for a one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment piece

The story centres on Liv, a young girl who has never left her bedroom. She longs to explore the world and fly away like the birds in the paintings decorating the walls of her room. When portraits of her ancestors magically come to life and break into song, Liv decides that it’s time to leave…

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Wilkins Avenue, the production company behind “Out There”, created and designed the project as a seamless combination of real-time 3D animation and traditional 2D character design that comes together and blends perfectly in the audience's physical surroundings, bringing fantasy and wonder to the environment. And because individual characters and props are triggered by your movements, no two experiences are ever the same. This is your show.

Featuring a touching story and a powerful original song, composed and produced by Pollen Music Group, who also developed the audio, “Out There” makes for an unforgettable experience. The emotive nature of the performance is reinforced by fully immersive, spatialized audio production which “works behind the scenes, so you won't quite know why you are welling up,” says Alexis Harte, musical director and coproducer.

In "Out There”, technology is the vehicle for an almost-forgotten type of traditional animation and character design, worthy of early Disney classics. The result is “a uniquely delightful entertaining experience, halfway between an escape room and a Pixar musical,” says Thibault Mathieu, creator of "Out There," and the Creative Producer and CEO of Wilkins Avenue.

If you’re not lucky enough to experience the musical at Comic Con, keep an eye on our channels. Wilkens plans to tour “Out There” and bring it to a wider audience in the future.

Check out the trailer for "Out There"

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