Mindfulness for the whole family has never looked—or sounded—so good.

By Maggie Seaver
May 28, 2020
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Prepare for a totally soothing, beautifully hypnotic relaxation experience on Disney+. Refresh your senses and escape from reality with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zenimation, a brand new animated soundscape experience guaranteed to help the entire family chill out and unwind. 

Created and edited by David Bess, this gorgeous new series, now streaming on Disney+, includes 10 short episodes of ASMR goodness inspired by iconic visuals and nature-inspired audio from your favorite Disney movies. Each episode is themed by its sensory experience. “Water,” for example, compiles the most stunning water-centric clips from classics like The Little Mermaid and Moana overlaid with crisp, calming water sounds (dolphins diving and splashing, a rumbling waterfall, soft rainfall). Or in “Flight,” you can soar to new heights with the best of them—Aladdin and Jasmine, Peter Pan,  Baymax, and Hiro Hamada—while zoning out to the rush of air and beating of wings. Relaxed yet?

Zenimation episodes are glorious to watch, but also perfect for playing in the background while working—a godsend for parents who want to entertain kids while working from home. Soothing sounds and occupied kids? Done deal.

Zenimation is a fresh way to disconnect from daily chaos and enjoy a moment of mindfulness, all while re-experiencing the sights and sounds you’ve grown up with (or that your kids can’t get enough of). But beyond finding your zen, this series is, as described in its press announcement, a remarkable “tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney.” It’s impossible to experience it without appreciating the talent and work that goes into every crisp, crunch of snow, drop of water, or nuance of animation.