One Day At Disney Review

Today, Disney+ unveils its next original project, One Day At Disney, a docu-series that kicks off with a feature-length documentary.

One Day At Disney highlights the fascinating and inspiring personal stories of the incredible people behind the enduring magic of Disney. Over the course of an hour, we are introduced to ten people who work across the different areas of Disney, from film and animation to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland.

Through the lens of CEO Bob Iger, who shares his story of how he became the head of the company, viewers also meet:

  • Eric Baker: The Walt Disney Imagineer who has overseen the creation of many of the intricately detailed props and lifelike creatures that inhabit ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’, the newest land at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
  • Ashley Girdich: A talented Walt Disney Imagineer who, as a Research and Development Project Manager, drives plans and helps teams execute some of the innovative robotics technology projects being created for the theme parks.
  • Eric Goldberg: The legendary animator known for creating the Genie in Aladdin and Phil in Hercules, as well as directing
  • Mark Gonzales: A Los Angeles native who works on the world-famous Disneyland Railroad.
  • Grace Lee A senior illustration manager at Disney Worldwide Publishing who has worked on titles from Zootopia to Fancy Nancy, ensuring the storybooks released tie into the project and extends the worlds beyond the films.
  • Zamavus ‘Zama’ Magudulela: The talented South African actor currently playing Rafiki in the Madrid production of the phenomenally successful musical The Lion King.
  • Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studio’s Head of Visual Development, who has worked on films including Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Natalie Myliczenko: The veterinarian who cares for creatures large and small at Walt Disney World Resort, including a number of endangered and threatened species.
  • Jerome Ranft: The skilled Pixar artist who created detailed sculptures for animators to use as reference for such films as Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, and Ratatouille.
  • Robin Roberts: The former ESPN sportscaster who has been co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated morning show, Good Morning America, since 2005.

Each of these subjects share their own personal stories and give us an insight into what it’s like to work at the house of mouse, inspiring imagination on a daily basis. The film was an interesting look behind the scenes at the team that has brought some of our favourite things to life.

One Day At Disney is an insightful hour that will delight your inner Disney nerd, and if you love this, stay tuned for weekly shorts, ranging from 4 to 7 minutes in length, released on Disney+. The series will follow 52 diverse and unique cast members as they bring Disney magic to life. Each episode will introduce a new subject, providing an in-dept look into their personal journey and daily role within The Walt Disney Company.

 

4 Stars

One Day At Disney feature film premieres today, Tuesday December 3 on Disney+.

Short film releases every Friday beginning December 6 on Disney+