Zenimation is short form anthology series on Disney+ created by David Bess as "a tribute to the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios' legacy of films." Each episode contains a montage of clips and sequences focusing on the sounds and visuals from animated Disney movies with no dialogue. The series has been described as Disney's answer to ASMR channels on YouTube.
- “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.”
- 1. Water — Explore the sea with Moana, Ariel, and Elsa.
- 2. Cityscapes — Visit New Orleans, Mt. Olympus, San Fransokyo, and Atlantis.
- 3. Discovery — Discover the world around you with Elsa, Tarzan, and Rapunzel.
- 4. Flight — Fly with Aladdin and Jasmine, Baymax and Hiro, and Cody and Marahuté.
- 5. Explore — Explore new places with Judy Hopps, baby Moana, and Aurora.
- 6. Night — Gaze at the night sky with Tiana, Rapunzel, and Jim Hawkins.
- 7. Nature — Take in the beauty of nature with Simba, Pocahontas, and Tarzan.
- 8. Serenity — Have a moment of calm with Belle, Mulan, and Gramma Tala.
- 9. Water Realms — Surf with Lilo, cross the Dark Sea with Elsa, and restore the heart of Te Fiti with Moana.
- 10. Levity — Have a laugh with Flash the Sloth, Stitch, and Baymax.
The first season also includes an 11th bonus episode launched on October 2nd combining all 10 episodes into one viewing experience.
- Brazil: Curtas Animados Zen
- Portugal: Animazen
- Spain: Animazén
- Animation World Network "Extended Edition of ‘Zenimation’ Launches on Disney+ October 2" by AWN Staff, September 21, 2020
- io9 Gizmodo "The Latest Disney+ Series Is Basically ASMR, With Its Own Animated Movies" by James Whitbrook, May 22, 2020