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Billie Eilish is making her Disney+ debut with the concert film “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” which arrived on the streaming platform on Friday.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-directed by Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne, “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,” features an intimate performance of every song on Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” album (in sequential order) from the legendary Hollywood Bowl.
“I knew that I wanted it [the album] to have some other life in some other dimension that I’ve never experimented in, and that’s Disney,” Eilish told The Hollywood Reporter. “I wanted to do a concert film, and I’ve never done anything like this. It was an incredibly surreal experience. I hope that it’s going to be a really beautiful experience to watch because it’s my whole album in order, which I’ve never done before, which nobody does. I’ve always wanted to do that. It’s going to be beautiful. I mean, it’s really going to be beautiful.”
The 65-minute production features appearances from Finneas (Eilish’s brother and music collaborator), the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, with orchestra arrangements by David Campbell. The special also includes animated elements, taking viewers on a dreamy journey through the Grammy winner’s hometown of Los Angeles and some of its most iconic backdrops.
Whether you’re heading out or staying in this Labor Day Weekend, Disney+ subscribers can stream “Happier Than Ever: A Lover Letter to Los Angeles” from just about any smart device, including your TV (of course) — but also laptops, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles.
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“Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” is available in both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio, to help viewers feel as if they were watching the concert performance live.
The film was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in association with Nexus Studios and ALPWW. Kerry Asmussen served as the Live Concert Director, and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography.
Additional Disney+ Originals premiering this month include, “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.,” a scripted series inspired by “Doogie Howser,” and “Dug Days,” Pixar’s animated short series following the adventures of Dug from “Up.” Disney+ subscribers can also catch new episodes and full seasons of other Disney+ programs including, “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,” “Marvel Studios Legends,” “High School Musical: The Musical Series,” “Turner & Hooch,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mandalorian,” and “What If…?”