The two most renowned animation firms in Hollywood are celebrating milestones today, and they have chosen to commemorate it by coming up with videos that retell their history.
In an article written by Brian Gallagher for Movie Web, it has been noted that Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney-Pixar are celebrating their 92nd and 20th anniversaries, respectively.
For Walt Disney Animation Studios’ part, the company has uploaded on YouTube a 2.5-minute clip featuring artist Eric Goldberg drawing several Disney sidekicks who have appeared in different animated films that the firm has produced through the years. At the end of the video, the design’s detail resembled the numbers 9 and 2, which refers to the “92 years of magic” that the studio has made.
Meanwhile, Disney-Pixar, too, has come up with a YouTube video that shows how homegrown animated movies released in the past 20 years spoke about the concept of friendship from Toy Story up to The Good Dinosaur.
“A single friendship can change everything,” Disney-Pixar stated on the video sharing site; adding that the company’s anniversary film will be out in cinemas on November 25.
Walt Disney Animation Studios was originally founded as Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in 1923. Later on, it has adopted several names such as Walt Disney Productions (1929) and Walt Disney Feature Animation (1986), with the latter being a child firm of The Walt Disney Company.
On the other hand, Disney-Pixar was formerly known as Pixar Animation Studios when it opened 36 years ago in 1979. But it was only until 1995 that it produced its first feature film Toy Story.
In 2006 The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar for $7.4 billion, and renamed the studio as Disney-Pixar.
Here’s the video from Walt Disney Animation Studios:
And here’s the one from Disney-Pixar: