‘Once Upon a Studio’ Trailer Celebrates 100 Years of Stories and 100 Years of Magic

Following its world premiere at the Annecy Film Festival in June, Walt Disney Animation Studios today released the official trailer for Once Upon a Studio. The highly anticipated short film will make its broadcast debut on Sunday, October 15, as part of ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration!, hosted by Kelly Ripa.

In Once Upon a Studio, an all-star ensemble of beloved characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios assembles to take a group photo in honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary—making for a joyful, entertaining, and emotional reunion. Featuring 543 characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films, Once Upon a Studio welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers—in all-new hand-drawn and CG animation—to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry, and technological achievements.

Once Upon a Studio is directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy and produced by Yvett Merino and Bradford Simonsen.

Beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, October 15, The Wonderful World of Disney: Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration! will kick off with an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos, followed by a lineup that includes exclusive moments featuring Ripa and sneak peeks of upcoming Disney projects. The special program will include the broadcast premieres of both Once Upon a Studio and the Academy Award®-winning film Encanto.