Disney+ Streaming Service to Offer Original Shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios (Disney Animation) has launched an internal program enabling animators at the company to pitch their own short films to stream on the parent company’s Disney+ subscription streaming video service bowing in November.

Dubbed “Short Circuit” experimental films, the program’s selected content will begin streaming on Disney+ in early 2020.

Initial titles include “Jing Hua” from Jerry Huynh, who reportedly worked as a technical director on Disney animated theatrical/home entertainment hits Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet, among others.

“Just a Thought” from Brian Menz, whose credits include Bolt, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

And finally, story artist Natalie Nourigat’s (Ralph Breaks the Internet) short film, “Exchange Student.”

All three films have their debut June 14 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France — the same venue that premiered Moana in 2016.

Disney Releasing First ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ DVD June 26

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the first DVD volume of episodes from Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The Series” June 26.

The show, a follow-up to the 2014 animated movie, details the continuing adventures of tech genius Hiro Hamada, his robot companion Baymax and their friends, who form the superhero team Big Hero 6, loosely based on the Marvel Comics property of the same name.

The series began with the 44-minute special Baymax Returns Nov. 20, 2017, with subsequent episodes on the Disney Channel beginning June 9.

The first DVD collection, Big Hero 6: The Series — Back in Action, includes Baymax Returns and the episodes airing through June 23: “Fred’s Bro-tillion,” “Issue 188,” “Big Roommates 2,” “Failure Mode,” “Muirahara Woods” and “Food Fight.”

The DVD also includes six bonus shorts: “Baymax and Hiro,” “Baymax and Wasabi,” “Baymax and Go Go,” “Baymax and Fred,” “Baymax and Honey Lemon” and “Baymax and Mochi.”