Fabula, a production with the United Kingdom's Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman.Dutch theme park Efteling — a former winner of our Theme Park Insider Award as the world's best theme park — just opened its new 4D movie,
Keeping with Efteling's focus on non-IP characters, Fabula skips familiar Aardman personalities such as Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep in favor of an original cast, led by a grumpy young bear and Mr. Sandman, who takes the bear on a magical tour of different habitats around the world. It's Aardman's first original 4D movie for a theme park — a computer-animated production rather than the stop-motion style that made Aardman famous.
The attraction tells the bear's story in two parts, with an eight-minute preshow before the eight-minute 4D theater presentation. The nature theme continues through the exit into the former De Octopus restaurant, which Efteling has renovated into Restaurant Fabula, with a new menu and refreshed play areas themed to savanna, ocean, and jungle.
"Working with Aardman on the production of Fabula has allowed us to combine the latest in film and animation technology with a new hospitality concept, meaning that the attraction is completely in tune with this time," Efteling CEO Fons Jurgens said. Fabula replaces the former PandaDroom show and runs throughout the day at the park.Tweet
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