Sunday, August 25, 2013

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo

I'm finally sorting through the many pictures I took at the D23 Expo earlier this month. These are the shots I took with my good camera (Nikon D3100). I hope you've already seen the Facebook pics I posted previously. It was quite a weekend.

Below are pics from Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a collection of historic items from Disney's glorious attic. This year's exhibit was smaller than 2011's, but still a nice assortment of items from Mary Poppins, Oz the Great and Powerful, Once Upon a Time and Teen Beach Movie (no, really).

In the queue area was a collection of designer gowns inspired by the Disney
princesses. They were originally on display last year at Harrods in London.

A closer look at Pocahontas, Jasmine and Mulan.

Costumes from Disney Channel's Teen Beach Movie.

Costumes from ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Props from Once Upon a Time.

In the late 1950s, Disney started pre-production on The Rainbow Road to Oz. It was
meant to be a live-action movie musical based on L. Frank Baum's stories
starring the Mousketeers. The film never came to pass, but much of the concept art,
story treatments and scripts still exist.

In 1985, Disney released Return to Oz, a live-action fantasy starring Fairuza Balk
as Dorothy. These are some of the props used in the movie, including Dorothy's
ruby slippers.

The mechanical man Tik Tok from Return to Oz.

Costumes and props from Return to Oz.

Costumes from Oz the Great and Powerful.

Even the sweetest Disney character can look creepy
in the right light. China Doll model from Oz the Great and Powerful.

Disney's Mary Poppins will mark its 50th birthday next year.
 This is pre-production concept art from the film.

Mary Poppins storyboards.

World Premiere banner from Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Assorted Mary Poppins items including the original vinyl soundtrack and
subsequent gold record and Grammy.

Some nursery items from Mary Poppins including toy blocks and the
St. Paul's cathedral snow globe.

Bert and Mary's merry-go-round horses.

Practically perfect in every way.

One of my all-time favorite Disney publicity shots. (l. to r.) Richard Sherman,
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Robert Sherman.