Disney+ launches Zenimation series to soothe our souls

Disney+ has launched Zenimation, a carefully curated series of relaxing clips from its animated canon, creating a unique audio-visual experience that is meant to bring peace and relaxation in the midst of this extremely stressful global situation. The short form series will be comprised of ten episodes, all geared towards providing a respite from the hustle bustle of the world.

Zenimation pays tribute to the impressive body of work by all the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated canon. Scenes and sounds were taken from films such as Moana, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, The Princess and the Frog, Hercules, Big Hero 6, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Tarzan, Tangled, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, Treasure Planet, Sleeping Beauty, The Aristocats, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Lily & Stitch, and many more.

The series was created and edited by David Bess and will contain the following episodes:

Water – Explore the sea with Moana, Ariel, and Elsa.

Cityscapes – Visit New Orleans, Mt. Olympus, San Fransokyo, and Atlantis.

Discovery – Discover the world around you with Baymax, Elsa, Tarzan, and Rapunzel.

Flight – Fly with Aladdin and Jasmine, Baymax and Hiro, & Cody and Marahuté.

Explore Explore new places with Rapunzel, Judy Hopps, baby Moana, and Aurora.

Night – Gaze at the night sky with Tiana, Rapunzel, The Aristocats, and Jim Hawkins.

Nature – Take in the beauty of nature with Bruni, Simba, Pocahontas, and Tarzan.

Serenity – Have a moment of calm with Belle, Mulan and Gramma Tala.

Water Realms – Surf with Lilo, cross the Dark Sea with Elsa, & restore the heart of Te Fiti with Moana.

Levity – Have a laugh with Flash the Sloth, Stitch, and Baymax.

Here is the official synopsis of the series:

“Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zenimation – an animated soundscape experience. Whether it’s baby Moana being called by the ocean, Anna and Kristoff walking through an icy forest, or Baymax and Hiro Hamada flying over San Fransokyo, these iconic scenes become an aural experience like no other with the sounds of ocean waves, an icy forest and soaring flight. Zenimation pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legacy of films. Created and edited by David Bess. From Walt Disney Animation Studios.”

All ten episodes of the series were launched on May 22 on Disney+.

Check out the trailer below: