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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Mickey Mouse balloon in the Macy's Santa Claus Parade

Kick Off The Holidays With A Parade

“It all started with the Mickey Mouse balloon,” Bill muses.
“We’ve had a great relationship ever since. The magic between Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has spanned the decades.”

“In the spirit of full disclosure,” Bill Schermerhorn, Macy’s Creative Director, starts, “I should tell you that I am a card-carrying member of D23.” So begins our…

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Poster for Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas

Thirteen Disney Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Okay, happy haunts.
Full of pirate ghosts, zombie dogs, witches, witches, and more witches, here are your unlucky 13 Disney movies that will get you in the macabre mood for this Halloween’s spooky season.
Hocus Pocus

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Toy Story of Terror

Into the Woods

Maleficent

Girl vs. Monster

Escape to Witch…

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photo of gravemarkers with pet names and figures of dogs, cats, rabbits and animals

Disneyland’s Pet Cemetery

The original pet cemetery at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion began in the 1980s with just a few grave statues tucked away on a small patch of lawn on the side of the queue, out of sight for most guests.
After a few years, Disney Imagineers realized there were more ghost stories to tell from Mansion‘s animal inhabitants. And in 1993, the gravesite was expanded into the…

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Fido in Tim Burton's Frankenweenie

Q&A with Tim Burton

Would you tell us about the story?
Tim Burton: Well… obviously it’s really about the first thing that I ever did. It was a live-action short. But, you know, I always kind of wanted to go back and try to kind of capture it in what the original drawings were, plus loving stop-motion animation. So, over the years, I’ve come up with other characters and expanded on it…

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