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‘Once Upon a Studio’ to Debut During ABC’s ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ Oct 15

'Once Upon a Studio' to Debut During ABC's 'The Wonderful World of Disney'

This Sunday, October 15, Disney Animation’s “Once Upon A Studio” will make its U.S. broadcast debut on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney,” during Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration night.

The Details

The evening will feature a lineup that will include exclusive Disney moments hosted by Kelly Ripa, along with sneak peeks of upcoming Disney projects.

The special edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney” will also feature the world broadcast premieres of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new animated short film, “Once Upon a Studio,” and the broadcast debut of the Oscar®-winning film, “Encanto.”

Once Upon a Studio

How to Watch

Tune into ABC,, or the ABC app on Sunday, October 15th, at 8pm ET/7pm CT to watch “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration!”

About Once Upon a Studio

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Once Upon a Studio” is a tribute to the generations of fans who have loved the studio’s 100 years of characters and stories.

Written and directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, the short film, which debuted at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival, finds a century’s worth of characters assembling for a group portrait.

Featuring 543 characters from more than 85 Disney feature-length and short films, “Once Upon a Studio” welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry and technological achievements.


All of the animation in the short is new, and approximately 80 percent of the characters in the film are hand-drawn, with award-winning animator and director Eric Goldberg serving as the head of hand-drawn animation.

The hand-drawn animation team included revered veterans such as Randy Haycock, Mark Henn, Bert Klein, and Alex Kuperschmidt, among others.

Five of Disney Animation’s most accomplished alumni – Ruben Aquino, Tony Bancroft, James Baxter, Will Finn, and Nik Ranieri – also did guest assignments for classic characters.

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