In celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100th anniversary comes Once Upon A Studio (short). The short is an all-star ensemble of beloved characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films. These iconic characters come together for a joyful, entertaining, and emotional reunion. Heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks, and sorcerers assemble for a spectacular group photo.
Disney’s Once Upon A Studio Short brings the magic of 100 years of animation to life in a heartwarming and nostalgic way. I had a chance to attend a Media Event where I got to watch the short not once, but twice. Now, I wasn’t expecting to cry at 9 a.m. on a Thursday morning. However, watching all the characters and years of magic just got me in the feels. I also loved seeing characters who would NEVER interact in any other way get to play together. It’s also a fun “Where’s Waldo” hunt to figure out all the characters featured!
Writers/Directors Dan Abraham and Trent Correy were able to use 40 original voice talents to bring Once Upon A Studio to life. There is zero AI used in the creation of the short. That wasn’t even an option on the table. Any iconic lines from older films were pulled straight from the archives. The artists are so passionate about the studio, as well as the sincerity and charm of these characters. So, they even went as far as to reanimate everything in the original styles.
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MORE ABOUT THE SHORT
An all-star ensemble of beloved characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios come together in “Once Upon a Studio” for a joyful, entertaining and emotional reunion as they assemble for a spectacular group photo to mark Disney’s 100th anniversary. Featuring 543 Disney characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films, “Once Upon a Studio” welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers—in all-new hand-drawn and CG animation—to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry and technological achievements. Directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy and produced by Yvett Merino and Bradford Simonsen, “Once Upon a Studio” makes it broadcast debut on ABC on Oct. 15, 2023.Official Synopsis
Disney’s new Once Upon a Studio short film will premiere on ABC during “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration!” on October 15, 2023, at 8/7c.