Ok I’m a fan of Disney. So when I got the opportunity to see a 37 episode series of 10 minute snapshots of the people who worked in the Disney Empire. I binged.
Surprisingly I found it to be a warm, enjoyable and fascinating insight into how people found their dream job. and what a talented and driven group of people the Disney Empire has spun around them.
But One Day At Disney is more than a promotional video for the company. You’re not going to hear from people who have issues with how the company has seemed to take over the entertainment industry, or find out that the people inside the character costumes don’t get enough toilet breaks. The producers of the series no doubt picked the best stories from around the company. But that doesn’t mean that the video doesn’t have value, especially when you realize what it’s aboout.
There are so many good and varied stories from a group of people you could almost pluck out of a Disney movie. Who did I like the best?
Opener Eric Goldberg an animator with a shirt right out of Spongebob Squarepants. A animated figure in the flesh, larger than life and very appealing personality. Katie Whetsell, Nemo puppeter from the Broadway Musical Finding Nemo, Jose Zelaya whose mother gave up her life to bring her boy from Guatermala,Este Meza from Lucasfilm, Morgan Pop R & D Imagineer making a robot do impossible sumersaults in a new storyline on the Disney tour lot, Francheska Romain, Candymaker. Thirty seven personalities, thirty seven stories.
Honestly each ten minute segment seemed about the right length. If you like people, their loves and their struggles. This is for you.