Thursday, September 15, 2011

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo

One of the highlights of last month's D23 Expo in Anaheim was the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit, 12,000 square feet of Disney props, costumes and memorabilia. These items were among my favorites (click on each image for a larger view):

Talent Roundup Day costumes worn by Annette Funicello,
Roy Williams and Cubby O'Brien on The Mickey Mouse Club (1955).

He makes the sign of the "Z." Costume worn by
Guy Williams on the TV series Zorro (1957-59).

Roger Rabbit maquette from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

She's not bad. She's just molded that way.
Jessica Rabbit maquette from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

It's DIIIIIP!!!! Dipmobile model from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Costumes worn by Bob Hoskins (Eddie Valiant)
and Joanna Cassidy (Dolores) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Costume worn by Billy Campbell (Cliff Secord) with an airplane model from
The Rocketeer (1991). Disney will release the film on Blu-ray on December 13.

Cirrus X-3 jet pack from The Rocketeer.

Costumes worn by Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly (Jenny)
in The Rocketeer.

March Hare, White Rabbit, Dormouse and Cheshire Cat models
from Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Costumes worn by Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter)
and Mia Wasikowska (Alice) in
Alice in Wonderland.

Costumes worn by Johnny Depp
and Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland.

Props from National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).

The Dead Man's Chest from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Props from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007): Tia Dalma's locket and
Davy Jones' spyglass, pipe and cane.

Captain Jack Sparrow's compass that doesn't point north.

Costumes worn by Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann) and
Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

Captain Jack Sparrow (well, his costume anyway) at the wheel
of the Black Pearl.

Props from ABC Television's Lost (2004-2010)

Costumes from Tron (1982)

Costume worn by Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn/Clu) in Tron.

Costume worn by Glenn Close (Cruella De Vil)
in 101 Dalmatians (1996).

Display of vintage Mickey and Minnie Mouse stuffed toys.

The original Mickey Mouse watch made by Ingersoll in 1933.

Mickey Mouse maquette from The Brave Little Tailor (1938).

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Handcar manufactured by Lionel in 1934.
This piece was donated to the Archives by the late Disney animating legend
Ward Kimball.

Mickey Mouse animatronic from the Mickey Mouse Revue,
which played at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World
in the 1970s.

Surrounded by other vintage merchandise, a Mickey Mouse phone from
1976. I still own one myself....and it still works.

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