Treats by the Disney Archives

Inside a Halloween “Treat from the Walt Disney Archives”

By Justin Arthur

Each Halloween, all manner of ghosts and ghouls assemble at The Walt Disney Studios lot for a spooktacular soiree, but this year, something new has materialized. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives is presenting an immersive Halloween-themed exhibit exclusively for employees of The Walt Disney Company and their “loved ones.”

The Walt…

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The Walt Disney Studios

Get the Picture: How to Get the Best Shot on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

We’re asking Disney photographers from around the world for their best tips and tricks in our series, Get the Picture. From what time of day to photograph Cinderella Castle to the most interesting angles at Castaway Cay, learn how to create picture-perfect moments wherever you are!

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You’ll Never Believe These Alias Scenes Were Filmed on The Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Jeffrey Epstein

Fans of Alias recall that in virtually every episode, our heroine, double-agent Sydney Bristow, would go undercover in a foreign country to stop the bad guys, help the good guys, and save the world. But what people may not realize is that many of those foreign countries were actually scenes shot on the Walt Disney Studios Lot in Burbank! As the…

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The Reluctant Dragon 75th Anniversary On the Lot

D23 Members Celebrate The Reluctant Dragon 75th Anniversary On the Lot!


Watch our event recap video above!

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, nearly 400 D23 Members and more than a dozen presenters—including Disney Legends, voice actors, archivists, filmmakers, and historians—gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1941 live-action film The Reluctant Dragon. Starring humorist Robert…

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Dog gets ticket at the Walt Disney Studios

Speeding Ticket at the Disney Studio

It looks like a certain jalopy-driving sheep dog has been caught tooling around the Walt Disney Studios backlot in this publicity still from Disney’s fan-favorite comedy-fantasy, The Shaggy Dog (1959). The first Disney film starring Disney Legend Fred MacMurray, the feature was an unexpected hit with audiences, setting the template for many successful live-action…

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Walt Disney and Roald Dahl

The Disney/Dahl Connection

By Greg Ehrbar

More than a decade before Walt Disney welcomed guests into his land of fantasy and two decades before author Roald Dahl penned his excursion into The BFG’s cave and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, these two creative legends crossed paths in 1942 when The Walt Disney Studios optioned Dahl’s first book, The Gremlins, for an animated feature. With…

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Kurt Russell playing baseball

Playing Baseball on the Disney Studio Lot

Disney Legend Kurt Russell and fellow Disney child actor Bryan Russell (no relation) play ball on the small-town set on the Disney Studio backlot. An aspiring pro, Kurt would make it as far at the minor leagues but a shoulder injury in 1973 would cut his athletic career short—but his Disney career has lasted for decades.

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John Debney and Richard Sherman

John Debney—The Composer’s Book was 40 Years in the Making

By Beth Deitchman

It was a little more than two years ago when composer John Debney began work on the stirring score for The Jungle Book, now captivating audiences in theaters all around the world. But that’s hardly the “Once upon a time…” in Debney’s Disney story, which begins—like so many of our favorite Disney stories—with none other than Walt…

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Adventure in Wonderland and Mickey’s of Glendale Event – Gallery

On February 20, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members had the special opportunity to go shopping at Mickey’s of Glendale on the Walt Disney Imagineering campus and down the rabbit hole for the 65th un-anniversary celebration of Alice in Wonderland in the historic Studio Theatre at The Walt Disney Studios!

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First D23 Members Tour Walt Disney’s Office Suite

Friday, January 29, 2016, was a day to be remembered for D23. An intimate group of D23 Gold and Gold Family Members were the very first D23 group to tour Walt Disney’s newly restored office suite on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California!

Throughout the magical afternoon, members attended a behind-the-scenes presentation by the staffs of the Disney…

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