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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Walt Disney Archives exhibit - The Sole of Disney

The Walt Disney Archives’ New Exhibit is Good for the Sole

By Rick Lorentz, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

“As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen…”—Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh and his creator, A. A. Milne, would be happy to see how many “big boots” and tales of “adventure” are on display in the latest Walt Disney Archives exhibit. The Sole of Disney features…

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Epcot 35 exhibit by The Walt Disney Archives

New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Celebrates 35 Years of Epcot

By Matt Moryc, Assistant Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

In the 35 years since Epcot welcomed its first guests, visitors have journeyed through space, across time, into imagination, and around the world. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the park’s opening, the Walt Disney Archives has unveiled EPCOT 35, a new display in the Frank G. Wells Building on The…

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“Winnie the Pooh: Be My Friend” exhibition

Winnie the Pooh and Friends Visit Hong Kong

By Courtney Potter

He’s friendly, kind, and all stuffed with fluff—and he’s brought his pals to Hong Kong for a very special visit! The “best bear in all the world,” Winnie the Pooh, has spent the last few years traveling the globe… and now, he’s making lots of new friends during the “Winnie the Pooh: Be My Friend” exhibition—now on display (and…

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WDA Tomorrowlands exhibit

Inside the new Tomorrowland-themed exhibit at the Walt Disney Studios

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

With the beginning of a new year comes a brand-new exhibit at the Walt Disney Archives. Inspired by one of the original thematic lands of Disneyland, the Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to celebrate Tomorrowland.

From Man in Space to the Millennium Falcon, The Walt Disney Company has long been inspired…

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Treats by the Disney Archives

Inside a Halloween “Treat from the Walt Disney Archives”

By Justin Arthur

Each Halloween, all manner of ghosts and ghouls assemble at The Walt Disney Studios lot for a spooktacular soiree, but this year, something new has materialized. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives is presenting an immersive Halloween-themed exhibit exclusively for employees of The Walt Disney Company and their “loved ones.”

The Walt…

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Walt Disney Studios 75th Anniversary

All-New Walt Disney Archives Display Celebrates 75 Years of the Disney Studio

By early 1940, Walt Disney and his staff moved from the tight quarters of their studio on Hyperion Avenue to a brand-new, masterfully planned campus in Burbank. It was in this special place that some of Disney’s most legendary and beloved productions were made—from Pinocchio and Pirates of the Caribbean to favorite television shows and attractions for…

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Walt Disney Archives Christmas Countdown

The countdown has begun!
On December 1, the Walt Disney Archives “unwrapped” the first of 23 unique present boxes that are being displayed in the lobby of the Frank G. Wells Building on the Disney Studio lot.
Every day (until Christmas) a new holiday-related piece from the Archives collection will be revealed. Most of these very special 23 items have never been…

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Winnie the Pooh Exhibition Opens in Japan

In 2015, the Walt Disney Archives embarked on an international touring exhibit program, Winnie the Pooh Exhibition, which is currently traveling throughout the country of Japan. After opening at Tokyo’s Matsuya Ginza department store on August 6th, the exhibition continues traveling into select Japanese cities well into 2016.
In showcasing more than 400 historical…

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