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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Archives Adventure exhibit

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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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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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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