We are entering award season and anxiously await which of our favorite Disney films make the nomination lists. Although it isn’t surprising to see Disney films nominated for awards, one nomination surprised us this year and brought some extra joy.
The 96th Oscars released the nomination list for all ten award categories earlier.
Disney's 'Once Upon a Studio' made the 96th #Oscars shortlist for best animated short film.
In total, 93 films qualified in the category – members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch voted to determine the shortlist (15 films) and nominees. pic.twitter.com/aShyYgq8XF
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) December 21, 2023
The animated short film Once Upon a Studio (2023) was nominated for best animated short film. As this film brought us so much joy and happiness, we are thrilled to see it receiving some nominations.
Overall, 93 films qualified for the category. This large number was narrowed down to 15 nominations by Short Film and Feature Animation Branch members.
Although we will have to wait until March 10, 2024, to see if this moving short animated film wins the trophy, we are thrilled it was nominated.
Disney’s Once Upon a Studio (2023)
Walt Disney Animation Studios produced Once Upon a Time as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Walt Disney Company.
The short was released on October 16, 2023, after premiering on June 11, 2023, at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The short nine-minute film took audience members on a truly magical journey.
In the film, beloved Disney characters come to life throughout the studio. Characters from sixty-two movies are seen heading outdoors to gather for a picture capturing 100 years of magic.
The Once Upon a Studio brought tears to many viewers as touching moments happened throughout the short film. Beloved voices include Jodi Benson, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Mandy Moore, and even Robin Williams as Genie, who were heard throughout the film.
With 543 characters in the picture, the film featured so much magic all in one short, quick film. Because it brought so much charm to viewers, we are thrilled that the film made the list for Best Animated Short Film and hope that the hard work put into creating this moving piece of work will receive the Oscar in 2024.