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[16 Feb 2019 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Archives Founder Dave Smith Dies at Age 78

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Walt Disney Archive founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith died on February 15, 2019 at the age of 78.
Dave spent four decades working at The Walt Disney Company, preserving the history of Disney films, television, theme parks, and more.
In a statement, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said: “I’m deeply saddened to learn of Dave Smith’s passing. He was the unsung hero of Disney’s history who, as our first archivist, spent 40 years rescuing countless documents and artifacts from obscurity, investing endless hours …

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[29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Resort Announces Merchandise Events for July

The Disneyland Resort has announced the merchandise events for July for both Disneyland and the Downtown Disney District.
Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick will be at China Closet in Disneyland July 1-4 for the release of the patriotic-themed dolls.
On July 9, Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus of The Walt Disney Archives, Dave Smith will be at Disneyana for a special appearance and signing of his new book ‘Disney Facts Revealed: Answers to Fans’ Curious Questions. Fans can meet Dave from 9-11 a.m.
And on July 9-10 fans can stop by …

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[10 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Books and Merchandise to Debut at Disney Dream Store at D23 Expo

The 2015 D23 Expo starts August 14 and fans will be lining up at the Disney Dream Store on the Expo floor to get a peek at the 170 items debuting at the Expo.
Some of the original, one-of-a-kind items including framed art, sculptures, limited edition giclees, and deluxe prints by Disney-inspired artists. Items from the new Storybook Collection by Disney Publishing will also be available at the Disney Dream Store.
The Custom Name Disneyland Ticket Books are being introduced this year and guests can create their own Ticket Book featuring their …

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[12 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on D23 Expo’s Dream Store to Showcase Art, Collectibles, Books, and More | ]
D23 Expo’s Dream Store to Showcase Art, Collectibles, Books, and More

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo will have a chance to see a treasure trove of collectibles, art, books, and more at every Disney fan's dream come true – the Dream Store.
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This year guests will find the Signature Collection from the Disney Design Group Artists Natalie Kennedy, Alex Maher, Randy Noble, and Darren Wilson. The pieces created by these artists bring Sorcerer Mickey to life, and are available in deluxe print format or via Art on Demand.
Some new releases are also debuting at the …

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[19 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Relaunches Website with Exclusive Content and a Free Membership Level

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club officially launched its redesigned website this week, and some of the new member-exclusive content includes never-before-released photos from Walt Disney’s personal camera.
These photos were discovered by Disney archivists and include candid pictures of Walt and his family. Disney fans might find the photo of Walt’s daughters Diane and Sharon riding the merry-go-round at Griffith Park one of the most intriguing photos, as it was the carousel ride that ultimately led to the inspiration for Disneyland.
Members can view the photos and read the story behind …

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[1 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Expo Meet and Greets Announced with Disney Filmmakers, Artists, and Stars

In addition to today’s earlier announcement about special ABC screenings at the event, more news has come out today about the meet and greet opportunities at this year’s D23 Expo. A number of official signings have now been added to the already jam-packed schedule. Over the three days of the Expo, guests will have the opportunity to meet such stars as Melissa and Joey stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, filmmakers such as The Boys filmmakers Gregg and Jeff Sherman, Disney Legend Dave Smith, and more. Unless otherwise noted, …