While today is just another Friday for most people, the fine folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios are celebrating their 92nd Anniversary. The studio honors this unconventional milestone with a new video, where Disney animator Eric Goldberg (Aladdin, Hercules) draws a number of the studio's memorable sidekicks from scratch. You can watch as the animator as he draws Baymax from Big Hero 6, Smee from Peter Pan, Olaf from Frozen, Louis from The Princess and the Frog, Flora from Sleeping Beauty, Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio, the Genie from Aladdin and Timothy the mouse from Dumbo.
Pixar is also celebrating a milestone of its own, since next month marks the 20th Anniversary of their first feature film Toy Story, which hit theaters on November 22, 1995. The animation studio also released a retrospective video, which showcases the studio's focus on friendship throughout their vast array of hit movies, such as Toy Story, Ratatouille, Up, Inside Out, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. This charming video leads into their next tale of friendship, The Good Dinosaur, which hits theaters on November 25.
This video features plenty of new footage from The Good Dinosaur, showcasing the lovable dinosaur Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) and his new human friend, which will become the latest in the studio's long line of "truly unforgettable" friendships. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
The voice cast will also include Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright. Peter Sohn, who previously directed the Pixar short Partly Cloudy, makes his feature directorial debut with The Good Dinosaur, working from a script by Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out). The Good Dinosaur will have plenty of competition at the box office next month, going up against Creed and Victor Frankenstein on November 25.
Disney Animation will have two films hitting theaters next year, with Zootopia in theaters on March 4, 2016 and Moana arriving on November 23, 2016. Pixar is coming off their box office hit Inside Out, and next year they will release the long-awaited sequel Finding Dory, with Cars 3, Coco, Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2 over the next few years. While we wait for details on all of these upcoming projects, check out these unique videos below.