Christina Aguilera

Legendary Handprints – Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is one of the preeminent musical performers in the world. With a powerful voice and wide vocal range, she boasts an unmatched stage and recording presence that has entertained fans the world over. Selling more than 25 million records, Aguilera has also garnered six Grammy Awards® including a Latin Grammy Award for her musical…

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Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume – MoPop

Across countless tales of enchantment, The Walt Disney Company has always been at the forefront of creative storytelling. Shared with audiences around the globe, the worlds these stories have created for us have become significant, iconic, and, in many ways, immortal. Across nearly every medium Disney has touched—from the earliest days of animation, through…

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step by step

“We’re Going to Disney World”: Step by Step

By Matt Moryc, Walt Disney Archives

If you grew up watching television in the 1980s and 1990s, there is an objective argument to be made that some of the greatest family sitcoms of all-time were produced during this era.

The American Broadcast Company (ABC) was at the forefront of this golden age of adolescent television with their Friday night programming block…

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archives bowers

A Glittering, New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Premieres at Bowers Museum in Winter

By the D23 Team

This winter, prepare to behold a collection fit for royalty—Disney royalty, that is! Our friends at Walt Disney Archives are once again partnering with Bowers Museum to debut a spectacular exhibition on December 12, 2021: All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives.

The all-new exhibition, All That Glitters: The Crown…

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star wars wda

Star Wars Props and Costumes Arrive at the Walt Disney Archives

By Jim Frye

These are the props you’re looking for.

The Walt Disney Archives recently received multiple large trailers full of significant props—more than 3,000 actually—from the most recent Star Wars films, beginning with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and including The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker, Rogue One, and Solo. “The containers are…

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country bear vinyl

Disney on Vinyl – An Uproarious Record for Bears and Cubs Alike!

By Francesca Scrimgeour, Walt Disney Archives

Howdy, folks! Welcome to the one and only original Country Bear Jamboree… soundtrack! Audiences have been clapping along to the rip-roaring attraction for almost half a century. Debuting as an opening day attraction in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, the Country Bear Jamboree made its way over to…

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family matters

“We’re Going to Disney World”: Family Matters

By Matt Moryc, Walt Disney Archives

If you grew up watching television in the 1980s and 1990s, there is an objective argument to be made that some of the greatest family sitcoms of all-time were produced during this era. The American Broadcast Company(ABC) was at the forefront of this golden age of adolescent television with their Friday night programming block…

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inside disney 97

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,…

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jungle cruise

Wildly Creative: The Poster Art of Walt Disney’s Jungle Cruise

By Holly Brobst, Walt Disney Archives

The world-famous Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland draws inspiration from Walt Disney’s acclaimed True-Life Adventures film series, as well as numerous far-off locales from around the world that are meant to inspire the intrepid. The original Jungle Cruise poster, seen below, was designed by artist Bjorn Aronson in 1955…

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