Disney Disney Hits

Magic Happens Here

Agency: The Escape Pod


Award winning agency, The Escape Pod, has teamed up with Disney Music Group to roll out the Magic Happens Here Campaign for the Disney Hits playlist. 

Disney Hits is a streaming music playlist that aggregates the most popular and iconic Disney songs from the past 100 years into one location. It averages 90 million monthly streams and is available on all major music-streaming services across the globe, including Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, YouTube Music and more. This is the first multi-spot, major advertising campaign for Disney Hits.  Magic Happens Here will spotlight how the Disney Hits playlist adds a little musical enchantment to any fan’s day proving any moment can be magical. The Escape Pod developed the Magic Happens Here campaign, and created several spots, which poignantly capture the emotion of why fans of all ages love and relate to Disney’s Music, and how simple it is to access those songs via the Disney Hits Playlist.

“We invite families of all generations to experience the magic and convenience of the Disney Hits playlist and add a little musical pixie dust to everyday life moments.” expressed Rob Souriall, Vice President of Marketing at Disney Music Group. “Building and reinforcing the Disney Hits brand is at the forefront of our 24/7/365 day-a-year catalog marketing efforts to keep our historical music catalog alive and vibrant and we are excited to reach new consumers with this campaign.”

"Partnering with the Disney Music Group is a dream collaboration for us. Not only is it absolutely thrilling to have the opportunity to work with some of the most famous songs from legendary Disney soundtracks and films, but my daughters are now super impressed with me, and that’s rare.” said Norm Billow, Managing Director, The Escape Pod.

The campaign includes three commercials featuring beloved songs from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” and Pixar Animation’s “Coco” and “Toy Story” films.  With an unexpectedly charming lo-fi arts & crafts executional style, they show ordinary, everyday life moments elevated by the emotional connection to Disney’s music.

“A lot of times we just power through our day to get to the moments that matter. The Disney Hits playlist can transform ANY moment into something memorable. These songs are more than just songs, they’re magical time-capsules from legendary Disney stories with beloved characters brought to life by timeless melodies and lyrics,” added Souriall.

The Magic Happens Here campaign launches in the US this holiday season

This professional campaign titled 'Magic Happens Here ' was published in United States in November, 2023. It was created for the brands: Disney and Disney Hits, by ad agency: The Escape Pod. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Music industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted 3 months ago.


The Escape Pod
Norm Bilow - Managing Director
Ryan Dickey - Executive Creative Director
Jimmy Schmidt - Creative Director
Angie Brenner - Account Director
Michelle Blahnik - Account Executive
Crissie Vitale - Senior Strategist
Cindy Mayer - Sr. Production Business Manager
Gravity Well Studio
Production Company - Gravity Well Studio
Shannon Balmat - Producer 
Dean Berdusis - Director
Evan Lee - Editor
Krysta Boehm - Photographer
Optimus - Color/VFX 
Brando Triantafillou - Sound Design & Audio Engineer 


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