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Read Leonard Maltin’s Tribute to Dave Smith

By D23 Team

Legendary movie historian Leonard Maltin recently wrote a touching tribute to Disney Legend Dave Smith, recounting an unforgettable article Dave wrote about Walt Disney back in 1981. Check out Leonard’s website for a full look at the article, here.

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Dave Smith memories

Fond Memories of Dave Smith from the Walt Disney Archives

By: Walt Disney Archives Staff

When Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith passed away on February 15, he left a legacy that will stand the test of time. Even more than that, anyone who was fortunate enough to meet Dave and get to know him will forever remember his unparalleled knowledge of The Walt Disney Company, his rapier wit, his generosity…

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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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Disney A to Z 5th Edition

Behind the Scenes of the New Disney A to Z with Dave Smith

By D23 Team

For anyone who’s curious about The Walt Disney Company, this comprehensive encyclopedia is your one-stop guide! Filled with significant achievements, short biographies, historic dates, comprehensive lists, and tons of trivia, this newly updated collection covers all things Disney—from A to Z—through about 8,000 entries and more than 800…

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Disney A to Z 5th edition

EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the New Disney A to Z

By Nicole Nalty

Think you’re an expert on all things Disney? Even the biggest Disney fan can learn a thing or two from Disney A to Z! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia has long been heralded as the ultimate guide to all things Disney. Written by Disney Legend Dave Smith, founder of the Walt Disney Archives, the all-new…

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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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South American Artists Shine in Scrapbook from Walt Disney’s Offices

One of the true treasure troves of the Walt Disney Archives collection is the cache of materials that was originally housed in Walt Disney’s office suite, found in the 3H wing of the Disney Studio’s original Animation building on the Burbank studio lot. The cataloguing of this collection by Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith…

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