D23 Expo 2013: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

One of the highlights of any D23 Expo is the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.   D23 curates an exhibition of interesting items (props, costumes, etc.) from the archives and takes over a large area on the second floor of the convention center to display the item.

This year’s exhibition was smaller and more focused than last year’s.   There were three primary themes to this years display.   The first was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Mary Poppins.    The second theme was looking at Disney’s long association with Oz; not just the recent release, but a number of other Oz-related projects (some that never came to completion) Disney has done over the years.   And the final theme was ABC’s Once Upon a Time series.

For this exhibit, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are the pictures.

Exhibit Entry

Exhibit Entry

There was no flash photography allowed in the exhibit, and light levels were frequently low (and I did not think to bring along a tripod or monopod to steady the camera).   So there are a lot of blurry photos here; I apologize for the quality).

From Harrod's, a set of Disney-inspired dresses interpreted by famous designers.

From Harrod’s, a set of Disney-inspired dresses interpreted by famous designers.

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Costumes from "Once Upon a Time"

Costumes from “Once Upon a Time”

Props from "Once Upon a Time"

Props from “Once Upon a Time”

"Once Upon a Time" costumes

“Once Upon a Time” costumes

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Some of the Oz-related props from earlier projectsIMG_3668 IMG_3669

Props from "Return to Oz"

Props from “Return to Oz”

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Costumes from "Oz: The Great and Powerful"

Costumes from “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Props from "Oz: The Great and Powerful"

Props from “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Getting into the Mary Poppins section of the exhibition now

Storyboards

Storyboards

Concept art

Concept art

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Mary's bag from Mary Poppins

Mary’s bag from Mary Poppins

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One of the costumes worn by Julie Andrews as Mary

One of the costumes worn by Julie Andrews as Mary

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Costumes from Mary Poppins

Costumes from Mary Poppins

Sherman Brothers costumes from "Saving Mr. Banks"

Sherman Brothers costumes from “Saving Mr. Banks”

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) costumes from Saving Mr. Banks.

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) and P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) costumes from Saving Mr. Banks.

The Sherman Brothers with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

The Sherman Brothers with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke

At the conclusion of the exhibition was a display of fan art celebrating Mary Poppins.   A number of these were quite good, I only included a couple of my favorites.

My favorite fan art piece -- Mary Poppins done as if from the haunted mansion's stretching room (with Peter Pan thrown in as well)

My favorite fan art piece — Mary Poppins done as if from the haunted mansion’s stretching room (with Peter Pan thrown in as well)

Another clever bit of fan art

Another clever bit of fan art

 

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One Response to D23 Expo 2013: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

  1. Elantrice says:

    I loved seeing the dresses.

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