Walt Disney

From the Office of Walt Disney: Walt’s Dream Factories

With something new always on the horizon, Walt Disney continually expanded his studio. Join Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline, animation historian Hans Perk, Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont, and voice and film actor Pete Renaday as we step behind the gates of The Walt Disney Studios and explore Walt’s dream factories.

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From the Office of Walt Disney: A Man, A Mouse, and A Mentor

Walt Disney’s hand-drawn greeting to his first mentor is reproduced as one of the 23 treasures “From The Office of Walt Disney” for the 2016 D23 Gold Member Gift. By Stacia Martin Walt Disney was proud to hail from America’s heartland. Even as achievement and fame made him a citizen of the world, he never …

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Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy with Walt Disney's plane

From the Office of Walt Disney: Walt’s Plane

Discover stories from Walt Disney’s company plane, which was used to survey land parcels for the “Florida Project” (later Walt Disney World Resort). Hear from those who traveled and worked on the Grumman Gulfstream I, including Disney flight attendant Kathy Ashcraft and Disney Legends Tony Baxter, Bob Gurr, Marty Sklar, and Dave Smith.

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From the Office of Walt Disney: Mickey Mouse Clubs

In the 1930s, Disney fans across the U.S. shared their passion at local Mickey Mouse Clubs, and twenty years later, another kind of Mickey Mouse Club became one of the most popular television series of all time. Join 1950s Mouseketeer Tommy Cole, Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline, and Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin as they explore the historic ways that Walt Disney reached audiences young and young at heart.

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From the Office of Walt Disney: A Practically Perfect Crowning Achievement

In 1964, Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins flew into theaters, smashing Disney Studio records and becoming an instant classic. Join Disney artist and historian Stacia Martin and Disney Legend Tony Baxter to discover how Walt and his staff employed nearly every skill they had learned in filmmaking to produce this crowning achievement.

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From the Office of Walt Disney: The Railroad Enthusiast

Join Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline, Disney Studio Cinetechnician Garry Broggie, and Carolwood Pacific Historical Society president emeritus Michael Campbell as they reveal how Walt’s passion led him to meet some like-minded visionaries who would make a lasting mark on Disney history.

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From the Office of Walt Disney: The Celebrity Showman

Join Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline and Disney Legends Tony Baxter, Marty Sklar, and Dave Smith as they look back at Walt Disney’s enormous popularity and reveal the creative ways the celebrity showman thanked his fans from the Disney Studio and at Disneyland.

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