short circuit

Inside the Imaginative Second Season of Short Circuit

By Zach Johnson

Short Circuit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ innovative and experimental short film program that enables anyone at the Studio to pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create their own short, is marking the fifth anniversary of its inception with the exciting debut of five new shorts, exclusively on Disney+. The shorts debuted on the…

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Magic and Music in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

First Look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto
Here’s something very cool to kick off your weekend: a first look at the latest from our pals at Walt Disney Animation Studios! They’ve just released a teaser trailer for Encanto… it’s the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia…

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Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Just Announced: Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts Opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December 2021

By Beth Deitchman

For the first time ever, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will feature the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation in a new exhibition opening December 10, 2021, and continuing through March 6, 2022. Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will draw new parallels between the magical…

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Far from the Tree

Disney Animation to Premiere Theatrical Short Far From the Tree at 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival

By Beth Deitchman

Walt Disney Animation Studios is bringing incredible experiences to the 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival next month—including the world premiere of an all-new theatrical short film. The premiere screening of Far From the Tree will cap off the Festival’s 60th anniversary celebration program on Tuesday, June 15.

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Disney Animation Makes Women’s History While Making Raya and the Last Dragon

By Beth Deitchman

The spirit of Women’s History Month shines through in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film, Raya and the Last Dragon. The movie tells the story of a young warrior who embarks on an epic journey in the fantasy world of Kumandra as she sets out to track down the legendary last dragon, Sisu, to further her quest to restore the fractured land…

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Walt Disney and the Creation of the Character Model Department

By Nikki Nguyen, Walt Disney Archives

Disney animators have been bringing characters to life for decades, skillfully using various mediums to create exciting, immersive worlds with fully-developed characters that generations of fans have grown to love. Let’s take a peek at how Walt Disney created a department to help animators better conceptualize what would…

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10 Perfect New Ways to Chill Out with Disney Animation

By Beth Deitchman

Imagine skimming the ocean waves, gliding over breathtakingly blue water toward the horizon. You hear the crashing sea and the rustle of a gentle breeze. A hand reaches out from your canoe to touch the rushing water. You discover you’re immersed in the world of Moana, and the calming moment you were experiencing on screen has become something…

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Every Way to Bring Disney Magic to Your Video Calls

By Beth Deitchman

Are you feeling a little bit like Rapunzel right about now? Do you wish you could travel to an exotic locale? Well, how about Zootopia, or Monstropolis, or Hoth? Thanks to a wide array of backgrounds from Disney Channel, Walt Disney Animation Studios, National Geographic, and more, you can add excitement—not to mention Disney Magic Moments—to…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Walt Disney Studios Announces New Dates for Upcoming Films

By the D23 Team

We have exciting news to share from our friends at The Walt Disney Studios! Following the announcement in March that several titles would be delayed due to the global health crisis, The Walt Disney Studios today shared new dates for Disney’s Mulan, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, and more. Additionally, we’ve just found out that Disney’s Artemis…

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