Disney100 Launches on Disney+ Featuring the Premiere Stream of “Once Upon A Studio” by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Disney+ unveils "Once Upon A Studio," a captivating film marking Disney's 100th anniversary, featuring 543 iconic characters. A magical journey of nostalgia, legacy, and storytelling excellence awaits viewers worldwide.
October 17, 2023
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Disney100 Launches on Disney+ Featuring the Premiere Stream of “Once Upon A Studio” by Walt Disney Animation Studios
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The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Disney+ is dazzling fans worldwide with its newest release, “Once Upon A Studio,” an enthralling journey that catapults viewers into the heart of Disney’s monumental 100th-anniversary festivities.

Once Upon A Studio” features an unprecedented gathering of 543 Disney characters, each skillfully rendered in hand-drawn and CG animation. Their reunion, led by none other than the iconic Mickey Mouse, ignites a wave of nostalgia and showcases a powerful and emotional spectacle as these beloved characters come together for a monumental group photo.

As Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, the visionary directors of the film, paint a world where heroes, villains, and iconic sidekicks exist in a collective space, the audience is enveloped in a rich tapestry of storytelling that spans 10 decades. “The inclusion of characters from over 85 films,” shared producer Bradford Simonsen, “marks a pivotal moment where we honor and celebrate the enduring legacy of Disney.”

Disney+ elevates the commemorative spirit, infusing the screens with an array of stories that have shaped childhoods and defined generations. A wave of anticipation washes over the audience as they are introduced to the enhanced 4K restoration of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” another jewel adorning Disney’s century-long reign. The intricate collaboration between Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team and esteemed artists from Walt Disney Animation Studios is a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines Disney.


Celebrating the Disney 100th anniversary, the streaming giant also takes viewers on a sentimental journey, encompassing a golden collection of 27 restored Walt Disney Animation Studios classic shorts. The whimsical escapades of iconic characters like Mickey, Minnie, and the often overlooked but charming Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, come to life, evoking warm memories and forging new ones.

With additional airings on Disney Channel and Disney Junior and a theatrical run paired with the Disney100 special engagement of “Moana,” “Once Upon A Studio” becomes a bridge connecting the legacy of the past with the innovation of the present. The 100th-anniversary celebration is an emblem of Disney’s continued resonance, a testament to its ability to weave stories that transcend time, captivating the hearts of young and old alike.

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