Calif., Feb. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Walt Disney Company marks its 100th anniversary on Oct. 16, 2023, and throughout the year, will
celebrate the fans and storytellers who have sparked the joy and
magic that is Disney over the last 100 years. Today, Disney honors
those fans and creators with a special commercial debuting
during Super Bowl LVII that spotlights 100 years of unrivaled
storytelling and innovation.
"As we commemorate our historic 100th anniversary, it
is remarkable to look back at Walt Disney's legacy and his
passionate pursuit of excellence that continue to propel the
Company forward today. We are incredibly grateful to the
generations of people all over the world for being such a special
part of our history and for inviting our stories and characters
into their lives over the past century," said Robert A.
Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney
Company. "Disney100 represents a celebration of all of our
fans and families, and our storytellers and creative visionaries
whose talents and imaginations have created the magical moments
that make Disney such an enduring part of the global culture."
"Disney100 Special Look" features scenes from iconic Disney
films, series, stage productions, theme parks, and fans, as well as
a collection of inspiring words from Walt
Disney, calling on the shared memories and nostalgia that
have given Disney a special place in the hearts of audiences across
The debut of "Disney100 Special Look" during the big game is an
exciting milestone for Disney – with a year full of
opportunities for fans and families of all ages to relive their
most beloved Disney memories and to delight in new, heartwarming
stories and experiences. On Friday, Feb.
17, the newest Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man and The Wasp:
Quantumania, will debut in theaters. Then, on Feb. 18, Disney100: The
Exhibition will have its world premiere at The
Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, inviting guests into a
15,000-square-foot, ten-gallery exhibit that will bring Disney
stories to life through innovative and immersive technology. The
Walt Disney Archives is opening its vault of treasures, showcasing
more than 250 of its "Crown Jewels" – rarely seen original artwork
and artifacts, costumes and props, theme park attraction vehicles,
and more. The exhibition will also make stops across the United States and throughout Europe.
Global audiences can enjoy an amazing slate of theatrical
releases from our renowned studios, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel
Studios, Lucasfilm, and more, coming through the rest of the year.
From The Little Mermaid and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
3 in May, to Elemental, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The
Marvels, and The Haunted Mansion this summer, both
long-beloved characters and new stories will come to life on the
big screen. Then, on November 22,
2023, Walt Disney Animation Studios will
debut Wish, an original animated musical film only in
Already, Disney Parks have begun delighting guests with special
Disney100 celebrations. On Jan. 27,
Disneyland Resort introduced the new Mickey & Minnie's
Runaway Railway attraction, two new nighttime spectaculars: "World
of Color – One" at Disney California Adventure and "Wondrous
Journeys" at Disneyland park, and all-new, limited-time
Disney100-themed entertainment, food and beverage, and merchandise
offerings. Disney Parks across the world will also feature
surprises throughout the year to celebrate this momentous
Disney will also celebrate its biggest fans with exclusive
events, sneak previews, and, in September, a
Disney100-themed Destination D23 just for members of
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
Disney is excited to celebrate its 100th anniversary with its
fans, creators, and employees throughout the year. To learn more,
visit Disney100.com and share your favorite Disney memories on
social media with #Disney100.
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SOURCE Walt Disney Company