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You Asked, Dave Answered: Your Burning Mickey Mouse FAQs

By D23 Team

It’s been 90 magical, wonderful years of Mickey Mouse, and in celebration of this
monu-mouse-tal occasion, we’re taking a look back at our top Mickey questions, answered by Dave Smith, Chief Archivist Emeritus of the Walt Disney Archives.

Got a question of your own? You can submit it to Dave here.

Q : If you could, do you think you could…

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Dave Smith’s New Book Spotlights Fans’ Burning Questions

By Steven Vagnini

Since starting his “Ask Dave” question-and-answer column in the early 1980s, Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith has answered thousands of burning questions from Disney fans all over the world. In 2012, a collection of these answers was published in a book—Disney Trivia from the Vault—and just this month, the all-new…

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Dave Smith

Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief archivist David R. Smith officially joined The Walt Disney Company on June 22, 1970, but his Disney roots are even deeper.

A fan of Disney films throughout his youth, Dave once explained, “I grew up in Southern California, and so my appreciation of Disneyland began as a child.” In 1967, he had become interested in…

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