Mickey Mouse portraits

Suitable for Framing: Mickey Portraits Through the Years

By Becky Cline

One of the first formal portraits of Mickey Mouse was painted by Disney Legend John Hench for a very special event—a tribute to the character’s 21st birthday that was published in a major article featured in Collier’s magazine on April 9, 1949. But it was in 1953 that the tradition of an “official” Mickey portrait began.

When Walt Disney…

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Hocus Pocus item from the Walt Disney Archives

13 Bewitching Props from Hocus Pocus

By Kelsey Williams, the Walt Disney Archives

‘Tis time! 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the spooktacular film Hocus Pocus. To celebrate the occasion, prepare thyselves to view some of the most bewitching props and costumes from the Walt Disney Archives collection. Don’t be frightened; remember “…it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!”
“This is the…

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Retro Mickey Merch

10 Totally Retro Pieces of Mickey Mouse Merchandise You Need to See

By Max Lark

The Walt Disney Archives’ specially curated Inside the Walt Disney Archives: From Mickey Mouse to Forever After exhibition gave thousands of D23 Expo Japan 2018 guests the rare opportunity to get an up-close look at archival treasures and artifacts from across Disney’s 95-year legacy. Featuring more than 770 pieces from the Archives collection, the…

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D23 Expo 2019 Iris

D23 Expo 2019 Ticket Prices, Plus Haunted Mansion-themed Design Contest and the Return of Mousequerade

By D23 Team

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 23, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 23–25, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best…

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D23 Expo 2019

The D23 Expo 2019 Dates Are Here!

By D23 Team

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23 presents D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of August 23–25. Each of Disney’s magical worlds—including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars—will unite under one roof to celebrate what’s new and what’s on…

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D23 Expo Japan 2018

FULL RECAP: D23 Expo Japan 2018 Delights Fans with Disney Magic

By Jeffrey Epstein

Day Three Brings D23 Expo Japan to an Unforgettable Finish

Day three of D23 Expo Japan continued the cascade of the pixie dust that fell upon Tokyo Disney Resort over the long weekend in Japan.

The day opened with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek taking to the Maihama Amphitheater stage to outline some of the thrilling…

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Walt Disney Archives at D23 Expo Japan 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Walt Disney Archives Exhibit at D23 Expo Japan 2018

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The Walt Disney Archives is a treasure trove of dreams and creativity that brings together items from all the worlds of Disney, while preserving the passion and story behind the pieces. But not everyone can have access to this storehouse of priceless works. The exhibit Inside the Walt Disney Archives: From Mickey Mouse to Forever After grants D23…

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Inside the Walt Disney Archives’ Holiday Exhibit

By Rick Lorentz, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

On December 8, 2017, the Walt Disney Archives presented Holiday Memories from The Walt Disney Archives—their first winter holiday exhibit on The Walt Disney Studios lot in more than 10 years. Cast members had the opportunity to view 150-plus holiday-themed historical objects from the Archives collection that were…

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The Walt Disney Archives' House of Villains exhibit

A Peek Inside Walt Disney Archives’ House of Villains

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, the Walt Disney Archives

This Halloween, something wicked has materialized on The Walt Disney Studios lot. The Walt Disney Archives has returned to the Hyperion Bungalow, and this time we’ve filled it with some of the most sinister scoundrels from Disney history.

In our second year crafting a creepy exhibit (click here to see last…

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