“I feel like I missed something…” – Bruno
Let’s talk about Bruno! Wait, what? We don’t talk about Bruno? For those of you who haven’t seen Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto , you are missing out. I won’t post any spoilers, but let’s say it is definitely one of those multi-play movies, especially at the Cox home, and likely for any of you with kids at home. I hear the soundtrack playing again right now.
Over the holidays, I had the pleasure of going to the theater to see Encanto with my entire family, including my son who moved away. That’s something we haven’t been able to do together for several years now. In typical Disney fashion, the story unfolds a powerful moral narrative, celebrates family decorated with spectacular magical moments, music, characters and beautiful vibrant colors. We talked about it as a family for hours afterwards. Great memories!
It’s a joy and a privilege to work at Disney. We make moments that last a lifetime. But I think we can get so caught up in the day to day, log4j or sprint of the moment that we forget the incredible impact that our work, our company and our fellow cast members have on our human family. We make magic. The artistry, the technical innovation, the story telling, and the signature quality of our products all power our ability to deliver enchanted experiences. Those interactions create moments and memories that last forever. They help craft and elevate personal narratives and family stories that pass down from one generation to the next. Like many of my fellow cast members, I often hear family and friends excitedly convey their personal or families’ first experiences with Disney, perhaps a Mickey Mouse short, a character, a movie or a trip to Disneyland. A smile crosses their face and they close their eyes as they reminisce and cherish those wonderful moments.
Can I suggest something? This isn’t unique to working at Disney. All of our actions, our work and our jobs impact others. Take a few minutes today and look up from your laptop screen, walk outside and gaze out into our world. Look at the horizon of the fabulous Earthship we are riding. Across our world is a magnificent variety of amazing people, families and connections. Imagine the infinite experiences happening to our human family across the globe right now. The work we do matters to them. We can make a positive difference.
Now, let’s go make some of that magic…. Oh, and let’s talk about Bruno!