Looking to relax and feel calm in this crazy, unpredictable time? Disney is offering a new short-form series to give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Right now on Disney+, you can watch “Zenimation”.
No dialogue. No music. Just soothing sounds. And you’re able to take-in gorgeous visuals.
The Mouse House has strung together clips from iconic animated films in the Walt Disney Animation Studios library that share a common theme. The three episodes out of the 10 I was able to screen in advance are titled “Water”, “Cityscapes” and “Discovery”. They feature scenes of characters opening-up their eyes to what’s around them.
In “Water”, you can follow “Moana” on her aquatic journey, see Ariel with Eric in the boat and Elsa ride on her magical horse to save the day. But all are presented in a not quite as dramatic way because the intense noises have been taken away.
What we’re left with is an appreciation of the beautiful, detailed animation from the studio. “Cityscapes” is a montage of streets and buildings and many intros to classic scenes. And in “Discovery”, we see our heroes meet new friends, have fun and develop a sense of adventure.
As written at the end of each five-to-six-minute episode, “Zenimation is a tribute to the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legacy of films.” “Zenimation” is created by David Bess, and is available to experience now on Disney+.
The streaming service announced earlier this week that the new series “Muppets NOW” will debut on July 31st. And the highly-anticipated new “Phineas and Ferb” movie “Candace Against the Universe” will premiere this summer. They join the previously-announced releases of “Artemis Fowl” (June 12th) and “Hamilton” (July 3rd).