By the D23 Team
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members from around the world were invited to view the exclusive world premiere of the new documentary Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives. The film, hosted by legendary producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent), was a major highlight of D23’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Walt Disney Archives.
Thank you to our D23 Gold and Gold Family Members who were able to join us! Be sure to share your photos with us using #DisneyArchives50 and #AtHomeWithD23. We look forward to seeing you at a D23 event in the near future and will continue to host exclusive virtual events throughout 2020!
Find more ways to celebrate the Walt Disney Archives’ milestone anniversary here, and stay tuned for future Gold Member-exclusive opportunities!
About Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives
Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives gives viewers a look into rarely seen treasures of the extensive Disney Archives, which was founded by Disney Legend Dave Smith on June 22, 1970. The film looks at beloved Disney icons, including its theme parks and Studio lot, through an engaging, historical lens, as Hahn speaks with Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline and other members of the Archives team. Each stop on the adventure offers a look at some of the iconic artifacts that have played a role in shaping The Walt Disney Company. The film, directed by John Gleim, features new interviews with Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Pixar’s Pete Docter, film historian Leonard Maltin, and many more.
“Making this film was my Disney ‘fanboy’ dream come true,” says Hahn. “The Walt Disney Archives is packed with hidden treasures, and I had incredible access to them all.”