“Zenimation” Arrives On Disney+
A few weeks ago, Disney’s official website in the UK revealed that “Zenimation” would be coming to Disney+ on May 22nd, however there was no details on the series and it was quickly removed from the website.
But the series has dropped onto Disney+ today around the world and the official description says:
Unplug, relax and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zenimation. Whether it’s baby Moana being called by the ocean, Anna and Kristoff walking through an icy forest or Baymax and Hiro Hamada flying over San Fransokyo, these iconic scenes become an aural experience like no other with the sounds of ocean waves, an icy forest and soaring flight.
“Zenimation” pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legacy of films. Created and edited by David Bess. From Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The series consists of 10 episodes, each about 7 minutes long and is available now on Disney+.
Explore the sea with Moana, Ariel and Elsa.
Visit New Orleans, Mt. Olympus, San Fransokyo and Atlantis.
Discover the world around you with Elsa, Tarzan, and Rapunzel.
Fly with Aladdin and Jasmine, Baymax and Hiro, & Cody and Marahuté.
Explore new places with Judy Hopps, baby Moana and Aurora.
Gaze at the night sky with Tiana, Rapunzel, and Jim Hawkins.
Take in the beauty of nature with Simba, Pocahontas, and Tarzan.
Have a moment of calm with Belle, Mulan and Gramma Tala.
Surf with Lilo, cross the Dark Sea with Elsa, & restore the heart of Te Fiti with Moana.
Have a laugh with Flash the Sloth, Stitch and Baymax.
Are you you going to watch Zenimation?
Do these scenes also include footage from the Walt era films? Seems the promos only show clips from the 90s to 2010s. Would be a shame to miss out on the beautiful art of forests, towns and countryside from the original hand drawn films.
This has so much potential. Too bad the clips are taken from Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Moana 80% of the time. It feels more like a marketing push for these recent films than a genuine tribute to the animation studio's legacy. If it was longer and used a well-balanced array of films for each segment, it would be great. If you can think of hundreds of clips that would have suited the topic better than the 100th Baymax or Frozen clip, the makers did not succeed in their project.