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…
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…
By D23 Team
Our friends at the Los Angeles Times just shared very exciting D23 Expo news: The Walt Disney Archives will return to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit, “Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume.” From the classic Mary Poppins to this year’s live-action retelling of Aladdin, more than 70 costumes from 55…
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…
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…
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…
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….
By D23 Team
Since the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Mickey Mouse has played a special role in bringing smiles to the faces of park Guests young and old. Through dazzling parade appearances, show stopping entertainment extravaganzas, and unforgettable meet and greets, the mouse who started it all continues to entertain at Disney Parks around the globe.
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…
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…