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Congratulations to our semi-finalists who will be moving on to the final round of the Living Worlds Program. We are excited to see what the next round will bring.

  • Devin Flanigan
  • Beat Küng
  • LajvVerkstaden
  • Paul Rand Pierce
  • Ian Spector and Dan Lance

Transmedia — the telling of a story across multiple platforms and formats — is a concept we’ve embraced at Walt Disney Imagineering for decades. As the leader in the themed entertainment industry, we want to encourage the transmedia design community to expand the art of immersive storytelling — and that’s where you come in! Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development wants to work with innovative storytellers willing to push the limits to create fully immersive worlds where guests can explore, play and discover deep narratives. To help us achieve this goal, we are excited to announce the Living Worlds program, through which we hope to support the development of a few unique concepts through collaborative project work. Please click here to learn about the program details. With your imagination and today’s technology, the possibilities for immersive storytelling are almost boundless.

When Walt Disney created a place that brought his beloved characters, stories and places to life in a place called Disneyland®, he created a world of story experiences that immersed audiences and invited them to believe — and an industry was born. Nearly 60 years later, the creative and technical group that helped him create Disneyland® lives on as Walt Disney Imagineering. Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development (“WDI R&D”) is the high-tech laboratory that creates the tools... [Read More]