The BEST episodes of One Day at Disney Shorts

Every episode of One Day at Disney Shorts ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of One Day at Disney Shorts!

One Day At Disney is a documentary series highlighting the diverse group of people behind some of Disney’s most magical stories. From the heart of the Disney Parks to the streets of Madrid, travel to locations both near and far to meet the men and women who spend each day bringing magic to life in unique and exciting ways. Whether they're animating beloved characters, driving the Main Street Trolley or discovering the next Disney Channel star, every episode is an in-depth look into the lives of the cast members dedicated to continually creating memorable and heartwarming moments for people around the world.

Last Updated: 1/4/2023Network:Disney+
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Vince Caro: Pixar Recording Engineer
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8.00
17 votes

#1 - Vince Caro: Pixar Recording Engineer

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/21/2020

Vince Caro, Senior Recording & Mixing Engineer at Pixar Animation Studios, captures the magic of sound in Pixar films. Working with some of the most dynamic filmmaking and acting talent in animation, Vince’s job is nothing short of exciting. Through recording voice over, sound effects, music and more, Caro is responsible for making visuals come to life through sound.

Jose Zelaya: Character Designer
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7.95
21 votes

#2 - Jose Zelaya: Character Designer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/17/2020

Jose Zelaya, a character designer at Disney Television Animation, shares what it's like to create some of Disney Channel's most beloved characters; he takes a deep look into the world of character development and design.

Este Meza: Lucasfilm Events
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7.85
20 votes

#3 - Este Meza: Lucasfilm Events

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/24/2020

Lucasfilm's Este Meza blurs the line between reality and fantasy for "Star Wars" fans through one-of-a-kind events and character appearances; Meza spends his days creating immersive experiences for fans of all ages around the world.

Grace Lee: Storybook Artist
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7.83
18 votes

#4 - Grace Lee: Storybook Artist

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/7/2020

Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Grace Lee provides an intimate look into the world of illustration and storytelling. Lee’s interest in the power of images began at an early age and inspired her to work in the visual arts. Today, Grace spends her days collaborating with filmmakers and other creatives to extend Disney’s most beloved stories from screen to book.

Bob Iger: CEO
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7.75
20 votes

#5 - Bob Iger: CEO

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/3/2020

Bob Iger recalls the early days of his career and shares what inspires him as Disney's CEO; compelling and authentic storytelling is always top of mind as he collaborates with cast members to continue creating magic for people around the world.

Steve Sligh: Gold Oak Ranch Manager
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7.71
17 votes

#6 - Steve Sligh: Gold Oak Ranch Manager

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/17/2020

Steve Sligh helps bring movies to life as Senior Manager of the Golden Oak Ranch. Historically, this legendary filming location has hosted Hollywood’s elite, and even served as a retreat for Walt. 60+ years later, this close-to-900-acre property still functions as a working filming location with an eye towards conservation.

Rob Richards: El Capitan Organist
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7.63
19 votes

#7 - Rob Richards: El Capitan Organist

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/31/2020

Rob Richards takes us on a historical journey of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the El Capitan Theatre. It has been his lifelong ambition to play the Wurlitzer for Disney, and after years of honing his craft in pizza parlors around the US, Richards fulfilled his mission to bring the Disney canon to audiences in a whole new way.

Kris Becker: Animal Keeper
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7.61
18 votes

#8 - Kris Becker: Animal Keeper

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/6/2020

For over 20 years, Kris Becker has provided top notch care to the animals of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Through a unique and emotional bond, Becker is able to look after these exotic creatures through nutrition and wellness support. As she goes about her day, Becker is also able to interact with guests helping educate them on the animals and important conservation efforts.

Kristina Dewberry: Imagineering Construction Manager
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7.56
18 votes

#9 - Kristina Dewberry: Imagineering Construction Manager

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/14/2020

Kristina Dewberry, a Construction Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering, puts the finishing touches on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. After 10 years working at the company, the new immersive land has been a labor of love for this Star Wars loving cast member.

Modern Family: Cast & Crew
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7.53
17 votes

#10 - Modern Family: Cast & Crew

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/10/2020

"Modern Family's" cast and crew describe what it's like to be a part of the famous Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan; from table reads to filming, the creators, actors and crew always bring their enthusiasm, passion and sense of humor to the job.

Katie Whetsell: Finding Nemo - The Musical
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7.52
23 votes

#11 - Katie Whetsell: Finding Nemo - The Musical

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/27/2019

Katie Whetsell's emotional journey to Disney culminates in her portrayal of Dory; Katie's day is spent spreading positivity as she takes the stage as Dory in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park's production of "Finding Nemo -- The Musical."

Amanda Lauder: Chef Chocolatier
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7.50
20 votes

#12 - Amanda Lauder: Chef Chocolatier

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 9/11/2020

Amanda Lauder creates delicious treats as the Chef Chocolatier for The Ganachery at Disney Springs.

Jerome Ranft: Pixar Sculptor
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7.47
19 votes

#13 - Jerome Ranft: Pixar Sculptor

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/29/2020

Pixar sculptor Jerome Ranft spends his days creating characters the old-fashioned way. Through the use of clay, Ranft is responsible for helping imagine Pixar characters in a tangible way that modern technology has yet to replicate. Molding, sculpting and carving all come into play as Jerome employs his elegant – and yet occasionally messy – craft.

Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director
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7.47
17 votes

#14 - Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 8/7/2020

Ryan Meinerding brings Marvel Studios characters to life through innovative design every day.

Season Finale
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7.44
18 votes

#15 - Season Finale

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired 11/20/2020

Revisit One Day at Disney's compelling and inspiring cast members in the Season Finale.

Eric Goldberg: Animator
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7.42
31 votes

#16 - Eric Goldberg: Animator

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/6/2019

Legendary animator Eric Goldberg sketches Disney's most iconic characters; he chronicles his career which includes drawing Mickey Mouse and collaborating with Robin Williams on his role in "Aladdin."

Scot Drake: Imagineering Creative Executive
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7.39
18 votes

#17 - Scot Drake: Imagineering Creative Executive

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 6/12/2020

Scot Drake, Creative Executive of the Marvel Global Portfolio for Walt Disney Imagineering, helps create immersive Super Hero experiences in Disney parks and resorts around the world. From state-of-the-art attractions to groundbreaking character interactions, Scot strives to create once in a lifetime moments for parkgoers that allow these stories to reach audiences in new and thrilling ways.

Morgan Pope: R&D Imagineer
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7.33
18 votes

#18 - Morgan Pope: R&D Imagineer

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/27/2020

Research and Development Imagineer Morgan Pope helps create the next generation of robotics. With a focus on precision controlled movements to advance how robots could be utilized in the parks, Morgan is always anticipating the next big breakthrough that will astound Disney parkgoers.

Leslie Evans: Senior R&D Imagineer
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7.33
15 votes

#19 - Leslie Evans: Senior R&D Imagineer

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 11/6/2020

Leslie Evans creatively applies cutting-edge technology to bring Disney theme park stories to life.

Tia Kratter: Pixar University
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7.29
17 votes

#20 - Tia Kratter: Pixar University

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/24/2020

Tia Kratter, Manager of Art and Film Education at Pixar University, helps Pixar artists hone their craft. Kratter sheds light on the immeasurable artistic detail that goes into every film, and spreads her wealth of knowledge to Pixar employees as well as others who want to further their creative education.

Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain
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7.29
17 votes

#21 - Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 7/3/2020

Zama Magudulela brings The Lion King to life through her role as ‘Rafiki’ for Madrid theatregoers every day. Magudulela considers it an honor to bring her African heritage to life for people abroad, and loves to share in the joy and excitement the audience feels during each and every performance.

Alfredo Ayala: Executive R&D Imagineer
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7.28
18 votes

#22 - Alfredo Ayala: Executive R&D Imagineer

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 10/16/2020

As part of Walt Disney Imagineering, Alfredo Ayala helps bring Audio-Animatronics figures to life.

Lupe de Santiago: Seamstress
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7.24
21 votes

#23 - Lupe de Santiago: Seamstress

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/28/2020

A seamstress at Disneyland Resort, Lupe de Santiago views her work as a passion rather than a job. Lupe fulfills her dream of working at the park by crafting and maintaining all of the costumes for attractions like It’s a Small World and The Haunted Mansion. Lupe holds herself to a standard of perfection as she strives to preserve the legacy of Disneyland Resort’s iconic troupe of seamstresses.

Dana Amendola: Disney Theatrical Productions
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7.24
17 votes

#24 - Dana Amendola: Disney Theatrical Productions

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 10/30/2020

Go back in time with Dana Amendola as he recalls The New Amsterdam Theatre's historic past.

Mike Davie: Imagineering Project Manager
star
7.22
18 votes

#25 - Mike Davie: Imagineering Project Manager

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 7/17/2020

As Principal Project Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering, Mike Davie sees his projects grow out of the ground and into magical experiences for Park guests. From drawing sketches on the back of a napkin to overseeing construction, Mike executes each project, including Epcot World Showcase’s new Ratatouille attraction, with determination and passion.

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