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Once Upon a Studio Disney Short Film (2023)

Once Upon a Studio Disney Short Film
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Once Upon a Studio Disney Short Film

In the enchanting world of Disney, where magic and memories intertwine, comes a heartwarming celebration of a century of storytelling. Once Upon a Studio, a 2023 American live-action/animation short special film, is a poignant tribute to The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary. Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, this film seamlessly weaves together live-action, traditional, and CGI animation to deliver a touching message of gratitude and nostalgia.

The storyline revolves around none other than the iconic Mickey Mouse, who embarks on a special mission: gathering a captivating array of legendary Disney characters for an unforgettable group photo. As you might expect, the journey is filled with laughter, joy, and a touch of Disney’s trademark enchantment.

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A Love Letter to Disney

Once Upon a Studio is lovingly referred to by its authors as a “love letter” to the flagship animation studio that has served as our window into fantastical worlds for a century.But it’s more than just a letter; it’s an earnest “thank you” to all the people who have been touched by a Disney film in the last hundred years.

This tribute’s dedication to authenticity is among its most impressive features. A number of important voice performers and animators went back to the studio to meticulously reproduce their cherished roles. This attention to detail and respect for the rich legacy of Disney animation is what truly makes Once Upon a Studio a unique and emotionally resonant creation.

A Magical Debut

On June 11, 2023, the movie made its worldwide debut at the esteemed Annecy Film Festival, with resoundingly good reviews. The nostalgic and profound emotions that this little video was able to capture in such a brief amount of time captured the attention of both reviewers and viewers.

Subsequent releases have only added to the charm of Once Upon a Studio. It made its broadcast debut on October 15, 2023, as part of The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on ABC. And for those who missed it on TV, the magic became accessible on the streaming platforms Disney+ and Hulu, starting on October 16, 2023.

But that’s not all; Disney knows how to make moments special. Once Upon a Studio also graced the big screen with a theatrical release on November 22, 2023. It was paired with the feature film Wish, ensuring that fans had a memorable and magical movie-going experience.

Furthermore, Disney Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, and Freeform joined the celebration by featuring Once Upon a Studio as part of the Once Upon A Monday Movie Marathon. The film’s reach extended to various corners of the Disney universe, allowing fans to relive and cherish the company’s incredible journey.

More Details

FilmOnce Upon a Studio
WritersDan Abraham and Trent Correy
DirectorsDan Abraham and Trent Correy
StoryDan Abraham and Trent Correy
ProducersYvett Merino and Bradford Simonsen
CastChris Diamantopoulos and Kaitlyn Robrock
EditingMichael Louis Hill
CinematographyJohn Hasbrook (layout) and Daniel Rice (lighting)
MusicDave Metzger
Production CompaniesWalt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios
DistributorWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release DatesJune 11, 2023 (Annecy) and October 15, 2023 (ABC)
Duration9 minutes
CountryUnited States

In a world where stories shape our lives, ‘Once Upon a Studio’ reminds us that Disney has been an integral part of countless childhoods, dreams, and adventures. It’s a heartfelt ode to the storytellers, artists, and dreamers who have shared their magic with the world. Disney’s enchanting legacy continues to be a source of wonder for generations to come.

While this captivating short film spans just nine minutes, its impact is immeasurable. ‘Once Upon a Studio’ is more than a film; it’s a journey through the heart and soul of Disney, reminding us all of the joy, wonder, and enduring magic that Disney brings to our lives.

Don’t miss this delightful celebration of Disney’s legacy as it continues to warm hearts and inspire new generations of dreamers.


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