After debuting on ABC during The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday night, the new animated short Once Upon a Studio has arrived on Disney+ on the actual 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. It includes 543 Disney characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films. This beautiful short that is a tribute to 100 years of magical storytelling will also be broadcast on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Freeform, FX, FXX, and FXM, with additional airings on Disney Junior on October 18 and on Disney Channel on October 22. Once Upon a Studio will also be shown before the Disney100 screening of Moana, which is in theaters through October 26, 2023. Read Daps Magic’s review of Once Upon a Studio here.
Once Upon a Studio Official Description
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. Mickey Mouse leads the emotional and joyful reunion of beloved Disney characters as they come together for a group photo to mark Disney’s 100th anniversary. The short film is written and directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, and produced by Yvett Merino and Bradford Simonsen.
Disney+ is also airing a promotional spot ahead of movies on the streaming service in the United States. This piece highlights the 100 years of storytelling with the reminder that great stories live forever on Disney+. One of these great stories is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which is now streaming on Disney+ in a beautiful remastered 4K format. This arrival follows Cinderella and 27 other Disney animated shorts that have all received the same 4K restoration treatment as well.
The 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company was also marked by other celebrations around the globe. Disney CEO Bob Iger also tweeted the following message in honor of the anniversary.
A century ago today, Walt Disney and his brother Roy officially founded the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, changing entertainment forever. To all who have imagined with us, laughed with us, and dreamed with us throughout the generations since… Thank you. #Disney100 pic.twitter.com/aUJ8vkTNYu— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) October 16, 2023
What did you think of Once Upon a Time? Have you watched it yet? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!