Virtual production

Realtime for Television Animation Production: “Baymax Dreams” and Multi-Platform Asset Reuse

Kaki Navarre Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International

This talk will cover the use of realtime technology for television animation production, including the benefits of asset reuse for digital platforms. The “Baymax Dreams” shorts produced by Disney Television Animation and accompanying mobile game for the DisneyNOW mobile application, “Bedbug Blitz,” will be used as a case study. Join us for a discussion of the strategy underlying this production innovation initiative, and key takeaways regarding real-time asset reuse for derivative experiences.

Personal Profile
Kaki Navarre
Director, Content Technology – Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International

Kaki Navarre is Director of Content Technology for The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International division. She manages a cross-functional team focused on transformational technologies that fall at the intersection of creative and engineering disciplines. Previously, Kaki worked in Research & Development for Disney|ABC Television Group, managing exploration, prototyping and technology transfer of disruptive innovations in the TV space. Prior to Disney, she worked in product management and producing, including leading early stage development and production for Whistle, a sports media startup. She is passionate about creative industries, digital media and computer graphics. Kaki earned her Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.