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D23 Inside Disney Episode 97 | Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline Talks Collecting and Conserving the Magic

A baby hippo and baby gorilla are born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom; the first “Disney Fab 50” sculpture has been revealed (it’s Mickey Mouse!); premiere dates are set for ABC’s 2021-2022 season; Short Circuit season two is coming to Disney+; and the official trailer for the Disney+ documentary Stuntman debuts. Plus, from Mary Poppins to Disneyland, Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline reveals how …

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Dining at Disney’s – The Commissary at The Walt Disney Studios Turns 80

By Rebecca Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives When The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank opened in 1940, employees were struck by the admirable lawns and pedestrian thoroughfares which were ideal for walks, picnicking, or leading to the nearby studio restaurant, or “Commissary” as it is called, which featured relaxing outdoor patios or air-conditioned indoor seating …

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Suitable for Framing: Mickey Portraits Through the Years

By Becky Cline One of the first formal portraits of Mickey Mouse was painted by Disney Legend John Hench for a very special event—a tribute to the character’s 21st birthday that was published in a major article featured in Collier’s magazine on April 9, 1949. But it was in 1953 that the tradition of an …

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