Ask the Archives

“Have any Disney songs from the past been played on pop radio or entered the Billboard charts?” | Ask the Archives Ep. 3

By the D23 Team

As Disney fans, songs from our favorite Disney films and television series are often on the top of our most-listened music, but have these beloved songs ever been on the top of the charts? We asked our friends at the Walt Disney Archives if any Disney songs have been played on pop radio or made it onto music popularity charts, such as Billboard’s….

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Ask the Archives

“What is the history of Figment and the Dreamfinder?” | Ask the Archives Episode 2

By the D23 Team

Figment and the Dreamfinder are iconic original characters created for EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort—but do you know how they started spreading imagination? We asked our friends at the Walt Disney Archives to share the story of these two fan-favorite characters.

Want more ways to celebrate 50 years of Walt Disney World? Check out the D23…

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Dave Smith

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

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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