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Disney announces secret project, ‘One Day at Disney’ documentary for Disney+

by Brittani Tuttle

After much speculation from the fan community, Disney finally revealed its ‘secret project’ during a media event for D23 Expo 2019: a new documentary series titled “One Day at Disney” for Disney+.

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This new documentary series will take viewers behind-the-scenes to meet the cast members across The Walt Disney Company who make the magic come to life – from the cast members at Disney Parks around the world, to Disney Theatrical, Walt Disney Imagineering and ABC Televison.

One Day at Disney | Official Trailer | Disney+

On Dec. 3, the same day that the 52-part short-form series launches with a full-length documentary on Disney+, an accompanying 224-page coffee table book will also be released in stores. The series and documentary are from Endeavor Content’s Non-Scripted Division and executive produced by Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin and produced by Victoria Chamlee.

The shorts will range from 4-7 minutes in length with a new short each week, profiling a single person and their job.

Those who will be profiled in the Disney+ documentary special are:

  • Eric Baker – 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 lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts
  • Ashley Girdich – 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 our Parks around the world
  • Eric Goldberg – Legendary animator known for creating the Genie in “Aladdin” and Phil in “Hercules,” directing “Pocahontas,” as well as for animating Mickey Mouse in the Academy Award-nominated short “Get a Horse!”
  • Mark Gonzales – Los Angeles native who works on the world-famous Disneyland Railroad
  • Grace Lee – Senior illustration manager at Disney Worldwide Publishing who has worked on titles from “Zootopia” to “Fancy Nancy”
  • Zamavus “Zama” Magudulela – South African actor currently playing Rafiki in the Madrid production of 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”
  • Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko – Veterinarian who cares for creatures large and small at Walt Disney World Resort, including a number of endangered and threatened species.
  • Jerome Ranft – 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 – Former ESPN sportscaster has been co-anchor of the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated morning show, Good Morning America, since 2005
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More details will be shared during the “One Day at Disney” panel this Saturday, Aug. 24 at D23 Expo 2019. We’ll update this story with more details as we learn them.

Disney+ will launch on Nov. 12 and cost $6.99 per month at launch. To check out the countdown to the streaming service’s launch, visit Preview.DisneyPlus.com.

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