D23 Inside Disney episode 9

D23 Inside Disney Episode 9 | Behind the creation of the Disneyland TV series. Plus, Star Tours, Star Wars, and a star of the Walt Disney Archives.

A new destination announced for Star Tours at Disney Parks, an exciting Marvel podcast series, The Imagineering Story, and more new shows and movies announced for Disney+. Plus, we speak with Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline about the creation of the Disneyland TV series—and some of the Archives’ most treasured treasures.

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You Need to See These Creepy Cute Disney Halloween Masks from the Walt Disney Archives

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Vintage Halloween masks can be a charming portal to the past—or a creepy peek at design differences from another era. Whether you’re wishing for one of these retro Disney masks of your own or hoping they stay firmly in the past, you’ll be fascinated by this collection of Ben Cooper Disney Halloween masks from our friends at the Walt Disney…

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Celebrate 15 Years of Lost with Amazing Props from The Walt Disney Archives

By Jocelyn Buhlman

“Guys… Where are we?”

Fifteen years ago on September 22, 2004, Lost introduced us to the mind-boggling mystery of The Island and the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 who were stranded there. The iconic series kept us on the edge of our seats from day one, and continued intriguing us through every polar bear, mysterious string of numbers,…

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Walt Disney Archives 50th anniversary exhibit

The Walt Disney Archives Kicks Off a Yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Beth Deitchman

The Walt Disney Archives marks a major milestone next year and has just revealed plans for a yearlong 50th-anniversary celebration. The festivities kick off at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, where Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic opens to the public on March 7, 2020.

The traveling exhibit offers a…

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Mary Poppins Costume

And Sew It Begins: A First Look at Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume Exhibition

By Max Lark and Karina Schink

The fabled Walt Disney Archives, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, has once again curated an exhibit for the D23 Expo, one that presents more than 70 spectacular costumes, from Mary Poppins to this summer’s Aladdin. The exhibit provides dazzling proof that when it comes to Disney storytelling, what characters wear…

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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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The Walt Disney Archives Embarks on a New Adventure

By Matt Moryc, The Walt Disney Archives

“Adventure is out there!” in the latest exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. The Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to include tropical imports, exotic antiquities, and mysterious discoveries collected from many beloved and daring Disney adventures.

Whether it be…

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Mary Poppins Returns snow globe

Exclusive: Mary Poppins’ Snow Globe Returns

By Jim Frye

“I honestly can’t remember why we kept most of this stuff to begin with,” says a grown-up Michael Banks, as he sifts through long-forgotten keepsakes in Mary Poppins Returns. He pauses to look at an old snow globe, dried out and bruised with age, but fans of the original film immediately identified the item as a key piece from the original 1964…

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destination d recap

Every Swell Moment from Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse

By Jocelyn Buhlman

It’s time! This weekend, we’re throwing the ultimate party for Mickey Mouse at Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, taking place from now until Sunday, November 18 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. We’re sharing every amazing moment from this fan-favorite weekend right here with live updates throughout the event….

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