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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Animators Desk from the Walt Disney Archives

Walt Disney Archives Introduces a New Exhibit on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

Since 1970, the Walt Disney Archives has built up an astonishing collection of all things Disney.

Recently, after a small renovation of its Frank G. Wells Building facilities, the Archives staff had the chance to refresh its exhibit spaces to showcase more of its diverse collection, including items that have been tucked away for awhile.

Upon entering the…

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Treasures of the Walt Disney Archive Exhibits

D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Extends Through January 4, 2015

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is extending the run of Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Thanks to the exhibit’s popularity, guests will be able to enjoy the exhibit through January 4, 2015.

“Guests of all ages have enjoyed revisiting their favorite Disney moments in this exhibit,” said Anne…

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