WDA Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume – MoPop

Across countless tales of enchantment, The Walt Disney Company has always been at the forefront of creative storytelling. Shared with audiences around the globe, the worlds these stories have created for us have become significant, iconic, and, in many ways, immortal. Across nearly every medium Disney has touched—from the earliest days of animation, through…

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Disney Archives

Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Heads to the Graceland Exhibition Center Starting July 23

By the D23 Team

The magic is on the move! The exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives, which first debuted at D23 Expo Japan in 2018 before heading to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, is making its next stop at the Graceland Exhibition Center starting July 23, 2021. The 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibit celebrates the legacy of the Walt Disney Archives, with…

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Walt Disney Archives 50th anniversary exhibit

UPDATE: Bowers Museum Announces Disney Exhibit Extended to April 25

By Beth Deitchman

Updated February 17, 2021: The Walt Disney Archives’ exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic has been extended through April 25, 2021 at the Bowers Museum! While the Bowers Museum is currently closed in accordance to state officials’ recent COVID-19 update, the Bowers Museum is hopeful it will be able to…

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Walt Disney Archives "50 Years of Preserving the Magic"

The Walt Disney Archives Celebrates “50 Years of Preserving the Magic”

By The Walt Disney Archives

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney Archives, pixie dust has transformed the department’s Reading Room into “50 Years of Preserving the Magic,” an exhibit showcasing rarely-before-seen historical objects that trace the beginnings of The Walt Disney Company to today.

Upon entry, Guests are transported back to 1937…

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Mary Poppins Costume

And Sew It Begins: A First Look at Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume Exhibition

By Max Lark and Karina Schink

The fabled Walt Disney Archives, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, has once again curated an exhibit for the D23 Expo, one that presents more than 70 spectacular costumes, from Mary Poppins to this summer’s Aladdin. The exhibit provides dazzling proof that when it comes to Disney storytelling, what characters wear…

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Archives Adventure exhibit

The Walt Disney Archives Embarks on a New Adventure

By Matt Moryc, The Walt Disney Archives

“Adventure is out there!” in the latest exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. The Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to include tropical imports, exotic antiquities, and mysterious discoveries collected from many beloved and daring Disney adventures.

Whether it be…

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Walt Disney Archives at D23 Expo Japan 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit at D23 Expo Japan 2018

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The Walt Disney Archives is a treasure trove of dreams and creativity that brings together items from all the worlds of Disney, while preserving the passion and story behind the pieces. But not everyone can have access to this storehouse of priceless works. The exhibit Inside the Walt Disney Archives: From Mickey Mouse to Forever After grants D23…

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Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ Holiday Exhibit

By Rick Lorentz, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

On December 8, 2017, the Walt Disney Archives presented Holiday Memories from The Walt Disney Archives—their first winter holiday exhibit on The Walt Disney Studios lot in more than 10 years. Cast members had the opportunity to view 150-plus holiday-themed historical objects from the Archives collection that were…

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The Walt Disney Archives' House of Villains exhibit

A Peek Inside Walt Disney Archives’ House of Villains

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, the Walt Disney Archives

This Halloween, something wicked has materialized on The Walt Disney Studios lot. The Walt Disney Archives has returned to the Hyperion Bungalow, and this time we’ve filled it with some of the most sinister scoundrels from Disney history.

In our second year crafting a creepy exhibit (click here to see last…

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