• The Walt Disney Archives to Present

    Disney News

    Announcing "Disneyland: The Exhibit"

    The Walt Disney Archives announced it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland at D23 EXPO 2015 with an exhibit of more than 300 pieces from the park's incredible history. With its wide variety of classic and contemporary objects, "Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: Th...
  • Walt Disney Archives Christmas Countdown

    Exhibits

    Walt Disney Archives Christmas Countdown

    On December 1, the Walt Disney Archives "unwrapped" the first of 23 unique present boxes that are being displayed in the lobby of the Frank G. Wells Building on the Disney Studio lot.
  • Walt Disney Archives Introduces a New Exhibit on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

    Exhibits

    New Exhibit at Walt Disney Studios

    Upon entering the Archives Reading Room, the first thing you'll notice is a detailed recreation of an animator's office from 1940—the year The Walt Disney Studios debuted its new Kem Weber-designed facility.
  • The Lost Songs From Frozen

    Ask Dave

    The Lost Songs From Frozen

    Find out this answer as well as many others sent to Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith, from February 19 to March 5, 2014.
  • Dave Smith Reveals Where the “33” in Disneyland's Exclusive and Famed Club 33 Comes From

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    The Origin of the Number “33”

    Find out this answer as well as many others sent to Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith, from January 15 to February 18, 2014.
  • Find Out Where the Inspiration for Dreamfinder and Figment Came From

    Ask Dave

    Where Did Figment Come From?

    Find out this answer as well as many others sent to Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith, from October 26, 2013 to January 13, 2014.

Disney News

The Walt Disney Archives to Present “Disneyland: The Exhibit” at D23 EXPO 2015

May 12, 2015

The Walt Disney Archives announced it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland at D23 EXPO 2015 with an exhibit of more than 300 pieces from the park’s incredible history. With its wide variety of classic and contemporary objects, “Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit” will be the largest display the Disney Archives has ever showcased at D23 EXPO.


Exhibits

All-New Walt Disney Archives Display Celebrates 75 Years of the Disney Studio

February 26, 2015

More than 25 items—including many never-before-displayed by the Archives—pay tribute to Walt’s “dream factory” and the legendary productions made there.


Ask Dave

Find Out About Frozen’s Fairytale Beginnings from Disney Legend Dave Smith

January 21, 2015

Learn the answer to this question, as well as many others sent to Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith, from August 1 to November 5, 2014.


D23 Presents

85 Years Ago Today, Mickey’s Career Turned a Page

January 13, 2015

Beginning January 13, 1930, Mickey Mouse’s adventures entered the homes of Americans on a day-to-day basis, helping to fast rack his role as a beloved cultural icon.


Walt Disney Archives

Happy T-REXmas

December 11, 2014

The holidays, of course, were no exception for such a chronicle. The excerpt in the image above comes from the December 23, 1939 issue of The Bulletin, and highlights just how outrageous holiday humor can be.