An Exclusive Walt Disney Archives Documentary Will Be Available
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An Exclusive Walt Disney Archives Documentary Will Be Available On Disney+

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BY October 18, 2021

Disney fanatics, rejoice! An exclusive Walt Disney archives documentary is coming to Disney+ next month and it sounds like a treat for fans everywhere! Previously only screened once for members of D23 (Disney’s official fan club), the documentary, Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives, is going to be on Disney+ starting next month for the general public.

What Is The Documentary Going To Be About?

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Image via screengrabAdventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives, which will be hosted by legendary producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast), is going to be a tour of “rarely seen areas of the department’s vast collections along with beloved Disney locations through an engaging, historical lens.” It will include items such as Mary Poppin’s outfit and carousel horse, props from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, an opulent-looking Sleeping Beauty spellbook, and even a rare Mickey Mouse plush doll. The documentary will also include interviews with important people from Disney’s history, including Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Pixar’s Pete Docter, and Star Wars icon Mark Hamill.

A History of the Walt Disney Archives

The archives were founded in June 1970 by Disney archivist Dave Smith as a way to “collect, preserve and make available for research the historical materials relating to Walt and the company he founded.” Since Disney’s founding in 1923, the archives have collected millions of items from across the Mouse House’s vast history in film, TV, their ever expanding theme parks, and merchandise, so seeing Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives is sure to be a treat. If you want to learn more about the Disney archives, check out the D23 website.

Check out the documentary’s trailer below:

Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will premiere exclusively on Disney+ November 19.

Are you excited to watch this Walt Disney archives documentary? Any specific items you hope they’ll talk about? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image via Mooshu via Flickr


Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane. Contact her at [email protected]

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