Disney Research Los Angeles works on the leading-edge of technology; diving deep into a field or a problem to truly understand the limits and potential of technology for the entire Walt Disney Company

Medusa Performance Capture System


Disney Research Medusa Performance Capture System, a Disney proprietary capture technology that can reconstruct the three-dimensional shape of the human face over time at very high resolution.

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Disney Research Enabling More Complex, Entertaining Augmented Reality for Theme Parks


Automated calibration is the key to the projection-camera systems (Procams) that mesmerize and delight guests at a growing number of Disney theme park attractions worldwide.

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Magic Bench


We create a solution for multi-user interactions in AR/MR, where a group can share the same augmented environment with any computer generated asset and interact in a shared story sequence through a third-person POV. Our approach is to instrument the environment leaving the user unburdened of any equipment, creating a seamless walk-up-and-play experience.

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Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios and UCSB accelerate rendering with AI


Researchers from Disney Research, Pixar Animation Studios, and the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed a new technology based on artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning that eliminates this noise and thereby enables production-quality rendering at much faster speeds.

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Wireless Power Transmission Safely Charges Devices Anywhere Within a Room


A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, eliminating the need for electrical cords or charging cradles.

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Research Collaboration

Disney Research Los Angeles is strategically co-located with universities, giving The Walt Disney Company an academic and innovative edge.

Faculty Awards Program

Faculty Awards Program

We support the work of outstanding academics in several fields, by contributing to their research program.

Internship Program

Internship Program

We attract talent from nearby universities as well as from all over the world.

Academic Consultants

Academic Consultants

We cannot hire all the great minds of our generation, but through our academic consulting program we try to work with as many of them as possible.