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What the Walt Disney Archives Staff is Watching on Disney+, Part Three

By The Walt Disney Archives

For the last two weeks (part 1 and part 2), we’ve been sharing what’s on the Disney+ watchlists of the Walt Disney Archives staff. Looking for your next Disney+ movie night selection? Check out the suggestions below, and be sure to look for the summer 2020 issue of Disney twenty-three, the exclusive magazine for D23 Gold Members for…

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Walt and Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

In October 1962, not long before the opening of the Swiss Family Treehouse in Disneyland Park on November 18, Walt Disney gave the famous Mills family a personal tour. Seen here with Walt are Disney Legend—and one of Disney’s biggest stars—Hayley Mills, along with her parents Mary and John, just two years after John had starred as the father in Swiss Family…

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All Kinds of Valentines

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance. It’s also a time to celebrate the love that surrounds us every day—between parents and children; between brothers and sisters; and between the best of friends.

We took a look through Disney past and present to find 14 examples of friends and families that truly care for one another.

Flora, Fauna, and…

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Scintillating Swiss Family Robinson Fun Facts

Anyone who has seen Swiss Family Robinson, which was released on December 21, 1960, danced the “Swisskapolka,” entranced by the lush scenery, heartwarming familial affection, bold heroics and sweeping adventure. Described by Walt Disney himself as “one of the greatest adventure stories of all time,” this widescreen epic tells of the resourceful…

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Remembering Kevin Corcoran

Disney Legend Kevin Corcoran, best known for his role in Disney’s 1957 classic live-action film Old Yeller and for his portrayal of Moochie on the Mickey Mouse Club, passed away in Burbank, California, on October 6, 2015. He was 66.

Born in Santa Monica, California, on June 10, 1949, Corcoran—the fifth of eight children—first appeared on screen in the film The…

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Kevin Corcoran

One of eight children of MGM studio policeman Bill Corcoran, Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, and began acting when he was two. During his onscreen career, he would come to embody an “American Everykid.”

“The Mouseketeers were entertainers and role models, and Tommy Kirk and Kurt Russell were teen faves,” film writer…

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