walt disney archives fox exhibit

Inside Walt Disney Archives’ Showcases of Stunning Assets from the Fox Archives

By Max Lark

A fascinating slice of cinematic history is currently on view in the Walt Disney Archives showcases in the main lobby of the Frank G. Wells Building at The Walt Disney Studios. This must-see exhibition (which D23 Gold Members can see in person during our official tours of The Walt Disney Studios lot) pays homage to the Fox Archives, which was established…

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D23 2020 Events

D23’s Lineup of Events for 2020

In 2020, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its most popular events, adding incredible new experiences, and putting new twists on favorites for fans around the country to enjoy.
Check out our 10 helpful tips for D23 events.

Event calendar:


Jan 8
D23 Gold Member Mixer in Kapolei,…

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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.

More episodes of D23 Inside…

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Vintage Masks iris

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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Lost Props Roundup-Iris

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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