One Day At Disney: Disney+, Disney Publishing Announce “Secret” Project
“One Day At Disney” is the first project announced at this year’s D23 Expo. But is it THE secret project we’ve been promised?
Apparently, it is.
Secret D23 Project Revealed
The Orange County Register (and, at this point, many, many others) reported:
The D23 secret project is a documentary and coffee table book called One Day At Disney that features the work of Disney creatives all over the world. It will air on the new Disney+ streaming network.
— OC Disney (@ocdisney) August 23, 2019
Here’s a smattering of the official announcements:
JUST ANNOUNCED: @DisneyPlus and Disney Worldwide Publishing present One Day at Disney, a documentary series and coffee table book showcasing the people who help make Disney magic happen across the globe: https://t.co/e8wka1Fj5W pic.twitter.com/aeJ81FCCgT
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) August 23, 2019
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019
D23 Expo hasn’t even officially kicked off yet, and we’re already reveling in some truly amazing news! Just this evening, Ricky Strauss, president, Content & Marketing for Disney+, joined Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts to announce One Day at Disney—an incredible collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney’s highly anticipated new streaming service. Encompassing a colorful 224-page coffee table book and a unique documentary series, One Day at Disney will shine a light on some of the talented men and women bringing Disney’s most beloved stories to life. Both the book and the series will arrive on December 3.
On December 3, the same day the book arrives in stores, Disney+ will debut its new, 52-episode short-form series One Day at Disney—which takes an in-depth look at the extraordinary (and often surprising) roles these men and women call their daily jobs. Executive produced by Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin for Endeavor Content, the series kicks off with a feature-length documentary highlighting not only GMA’s Roberts, but also the likes of (in alphabetical order):
- Walt Disney Imagineer Eric Baker, who helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life
- WDI’s Ashley Girdich, a Research and Development Project Manager in the world of robotics technology
- Legendary animator Eric Goldberg (Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Academy Award®-nominated Get a Horse!)
- Disneyland Railroad cast member Mark Gonzales
- Disney Worldwide Publishing’s senior illustration manager Grace Lee
- South African actor Zamavus “Zama” Magudulela, currently portraying Rafiki in the Madrid production of Disney on Broadway’s The Lion King
- Marvel Studios’ head of visual development Ryan Meinerding (Avengers: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy)
- Walt Disney World resort veterinarian Dr. Natalie Mylniczenko
- Pixar artist and sculptor Jerome Ranft
Not to micturate on the parade, here. But there are gonna be a WHOLE LOT of people that are going to be VERY UNDERWHELMED about this “secret project.” Coming in the wake of Universals new PARK (!), there will be many, many Disney fans wondering why — in the name of The Mouse himself — would you term this a “Secret Project” and tease it in the moments following Universal’s momentous announcement?
Hey, I am marginally excited about the book and series. But I was a whole lot more excited for a new — well — ANYTHING ELSE.