Exploring Disney’s ‘Once Upon a Studio’: A Grand Reunion of Classic and Contemporary Characters

Disney’s Magic at Play in All-New Original Short Film

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios released ‘Once Upon a Studio’, a short film with a whopping 543 characters, to commemorate the studio’s 100th anniversary.
  • The short film features beloved characters from classic Disney movies such as ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937), ‘The Lion King’ (1994), and recent one like ‘Encanto’ (2021).
  • Many lesser-known characters who had appeared in various shorts are also included, giving fans a chance to discover many hidden treasures.
  • The film’s writers and directors, Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, have ensured a balanced representation of characters from classics and newer movies.
  • Dan Abraham admits to including Gopher from Winnie the Pooh, a character he found amusing as a child.
  • The short film is a platform for the filmmakers to revisit old characters and bring them back on the big screen, satisfying not only fans but also those who created them.
  • ‘Once Upon a Studio’ is filled with Easter eggs, making it a fun activity for fans to spot their favorite characters and connect the dots.
  • The short film is now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu, and will also air on various TV channels including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Freeform.

The Realist’s Take

Well, folks, Disney has done it again. The Mouse House is throwing a stirring century-old soiree and we’re all invited. ‘Once Upon a Studio’ is like a grand reunion party where half the people are your childhood heroes, and the other half are characters you vaguely remember as if seen through a misty glass of nostalgia. Oh, and did I mention the Easter egg hunt? Except it’s characters, not eggs, popping out from every nook and cranny. It’s a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ wonderland for Disney junkies. Now, if they can figure out where they’ve stuffed Chernabog – he’s the size of a mountain for Pete’s sake! And watch out for Gopher from Winnie the Pooh – he’s out of the book, ready to burst on screen, and tickle your funny bones, just as he did for writer Dan Abraham. Tune in, take a trip down the memory lane and see if your favorite Disney character makes a cameo in the crowd!