San Diego Comic-Con 2018: D23 Takes a Trip to SDCC, Part 1

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As its first big foray into the madness that is Comic-Con, D23 put on two panels and a member mixer. Starting off its first-ever SDCC panel, "Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: the Official Disney Fan Club," Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline, Official Voice of Mickey Mouse Bret Iwan, and Master Disney Animator Mark Henn took the audience members through a whirlwind tour of the iconic mouse's long and famed history.
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Disney Twenty-Three Celebrates 30 Years of Disney Legends

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TIM ALLEN, HAYLEY MILLS, PAIGE O’HARA, REGIS PHILBIN, ANIKA NONI ROSE, KURT RUSSELL, LEA SALONGA, RICHARD SHERMAN, DICK VAN DYKE, AND DOZENS OF HONOREES FEATURED IN EXCLUSIVE NEW PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS BURBANK, Calif. — This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends award, created to honor those who have made significant contributions to … Continue reading "Disney Twenty-Three Celebrates 30 Years of Disney Legends"
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New Panels on “The Lost Chords” and Mary Poppins Announced for D23 Expo

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is announcing additional presentations. As we near the award-winning film’s 50th anniversary, Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith will host “Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Guests will learn the complete story of how Walt Disney first discovered the book, worked on … Continue reading "New Panels on “The Lost Chords” and Mary Poppins Announced for D23 Expo"
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Disneyland Resort Limited Time Magic Events 3/22

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1) At Disney California Adventure there was a Vinylmation Easter Egg Hunt going on this week. You buy the map for $4.95 (no discounts) from one of several stores around the park and then go off to find the eggs. Once you are done you head to Elias & Co to redeem your prize. It is an honor system event. There are no cast members with the eggs. As I walked the park there were a good number of guests participating and all I overheard/observed seemed to be having a good time. 2) The other Limited Time Magic Event today was for Disneyland Annual Passholders at the Opera House, a special presentation by Dave Smith.
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D23’s Destination D 2010 – Day 2

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Day 2 of Destination D came early! I’m not sure what time people started lining up to get in – the first session started at 9:00, and they didn’t open the doors until after 8:00, but there was already a substantial line at 7:30. Lee and I have been happy just to wait and go … Continue reading "D23’s Destination D 2010 – Day 2"
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A Special D23 Event with Dave Smith, Disney Archivist

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Guest Blogger Jeremy Marx attended a special D23 event with Disney Archivist Dave Smith and shares this report: On June 25th, 2010, Disney and D23 held an event on the Disney Studio Lot to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Disney Archives. While there were many exceptional moments throughout the evening, the one most of … Continue reading "A Special D23 Event with Dave Smith, Disney Archivist"
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Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!

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On June 25, the Walt Disney Archives celebrated its 40th Anniversary, along with the retirement announcement of its founder, Dave Smith. To commemorate the event, D23 invited its members onto the Studio Lot for a presentation and reception. On checking in, guests were presented with a wristband and a souvenir pin, and guided over to … Continue reading "Happy 40th Anniversary, Disney Archives!"
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The Walt Disney Archives Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL FESTIVITIES ON JUNE 25 Bob Iger, Leonard Maltin and Special Guests to Honor Archives Founder Dave Smith in a One-of-a-Kind Event – Open to Members of D23, Disney’s Official Fan Club BURBANK, Calif. – June 4, 2010 – For four decades, The Walt Disney Archives has … Continue reading "The Walt Disney Archives Celebrates 40th Anniversary"
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