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Armchair Archivist

The Magic of Models and Miniatures

Join hosts Melody and Josh as they meet with Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline and Collections Archivist Rick Lorentz to explore the new exhibit, The Magic of Models and Miniatures, on The Walt Disney Studios Lot. This all-new Archives display highlights the many small-scale treasures that are part of your favorite Disney films, television episodes, and theme park experiences, including the sculpts of World of Motion Audio-AnimatronicsĀ® (from Epcot), the flying Model-T from The Absent-Minded Professor, Captain EO’s spaceship, and models from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. With so many iconic treasures from Disney’s storied past, this episode is sure to rekindle all kinds of mini memories! Armchair Archivist will take a short break and will return with all new episodes in July!

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D’scovered in the Walt Disney Archives

June 17, 2013

Armchair Archivist returns for an all-new season and a sneak peek at “D’scovered,” D23.com’s new website feature that uncovers items from the back shelves of the Walt Disney Archives.

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Fantasmic! 20th Anniversary

November 14, 2012

In this episode of D23 Presents Armchair Archivist, Josh and Melody celebrate 20 years of Fantasmic!

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Tales from the Haunted Mansion

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from D23! To celebrate, Armchair Archivists Josh and Melody “come out to socialize” and share some chilling tales from the Haunted Mansion.

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Disney Monorails

September 5, 2012

Bob Gurr joins Armchair Archivist for a ride-along and historical tour of the Disneyland Monorail.

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A Salute to Oswald

August 22, 2012

In this episode of Armchair Archivist, we meet up with Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector and Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline to find out how classic Disney characters made it into a modern videogame musical.