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 exhibition also featured a sure-to-make-you smile showcase of dozens of charming artifacts “made for you and me” and everyone else who loves Mickey Mouse.
To help celebrate Mickey’s 90th, we wanted to share a delightful assortment of these Mickey Mouse treasures, which reminds us once again—as if we needed to be—just how beloved Mickey is, how much he seems to be a part of humanity’s collective DNA, and how much his visage can make seemingly ordinary products extraordinary.
Archives Director Becky Cline, who oversaw the creation of the exhibit, says, “Bringing this collection of rare Mickey artifacts to the Japanese people—who so love and admire Mickey Mouse and Disney—was so special. To see the faces of our guests as they enjoyed this showcase was an amazing experience. Mickey Mouse truly is our goodwill ambassador to the world.”
Inside the Walt Disney Archives: From Mickey Mouse to Forever After is currently touring Japan, with stops slated through the end of 2019.