Disney+ offers a wide selection of documentaries that take a look behind the scenes of the Walt Disney Company, including its movie business and theme park business. Here is a list of some of the “Behind The Magic” content that is available now on Disney+:
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
This one-hour holiday special takes audiences on a never-before-seen journey behind the scenes as both Walt Disney World and Disneyland are turned into the Merriest Places on Earth.
Is a docuseries taking fans behind the curtain of The Walt Disney Company. The series peels back the curtain of The Walt Disney Company like never before. Tune in each week as the series takes fans behind movies, theme parks, destinations, music, toys, and more. Each episode offers three unique stories that capture the magical moments and heartfelt storytelling that is Disney.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” returns for an all-new season only on Disney+, with new couples, surprise musical performances, unexpected appearances, captivating celebrations, and of course, lots of Disney magic. From epic hidden camera engagements to romantic fairy tale weddings, each episode will showcase enchanting stories and spectacular settings from Disney destinations around the globe.
Hosted by real-life couple Stephen “tWitch” Boss (“The Ellen Show”) and Allison Holker (“Dancing with the Stars”), the series goes inside the intimate plans of each couple as they celebrate their unique love stories with the help of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.
Disneyland Around the Seasons
Walt takes viewers on yet another tour of Disneyland to point out some of the newest additions to the park, including New Orleans Square, It’s a Small World, and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Frank and Ollie
Before computer graphics, special effects wizardry, and out-of-this world technology, the magic of animation flowed from the pencils of two of the greatest animators The Walt Disney Company ever produced — Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Frank and Ollie, the talent behind BAMBI, PINOCCHIO, LADY AND THE TRAMP, THE JUNGLE BOOK, and others, set the standard for such modern-day hits as THE LION KING. It was their creative genius that helped make Disney synonymous with brilliant animation, magnificent music, and emotional storytelling. Take a journey with these extraordinary artists as they share secrets, insights, and the inspiration behind some of the greatest animated movies the world has ever known!
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special
An exclusive look into the making of the Disney+ Original show, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!
In celebration of the publisher’s 75th anniversary, the hour-long special will take a detailed look at the company’s journey from fledgling comics publisher to multi-media juggernaut. Hosted by Emily VanCamp (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter), the documentary-style feature will include interviews with comic book icons, pop culture authorities, and Hollywood stars. The special also promises an “extraordinary peek into Marvel’s future!” Might Marvel release the first official footage from next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron or Ant-Man? If they do, you’ll know about it here.
Marvel Studios: Expanding the Universe
An exciting look into the future of Marvel Studios’ films and upcoming Disney+ series.
One Day at Disney (Feature)
The feature-length film highlights the fascinating and inspiring personal stories of 10 incredible people behind the enduring magic of Disney. Through the lens of CEO Bob Iger, the film follows each subject throughout their day for an intimate glimpse into their unique journey. The documentary is narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor Sterling K. Brown.
One Day at Disney (Shorts)
Every week Disney+ releases a new“One Day at Disney”short, ranging in length between 4 to 7 minutes. The series will follow 52 diverse and unique cast members as they bring Disney magic to life. Each episode introduces a new subject providing an in-depth look into their personal journey and daily role at The Walt Disney Company.
The Imagineering Story
Creating happiness is hard work. This six-hour saga by Academy Award nominated director, Leslie Iwerks, chronicles the sixty-seven year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory. This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. They’re responsible for building twelve theme parks around the world – the Happiest Places on Earth. If you only watch one thing on this list, make it this one!
The Plausible Impossible
This documentary from the 1950’s sees Walt Disney explain some of the techniques his animators use to create the animation for many of the classic movies.
Waking Sleeping Beauty
This documentary takes a look at how the art of modern animation is brought to life by a perfect storm of art, business and circumstance.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.