Disney+ will be adding a special film to its library with the addition of Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives. Previously only shown to D23 members, this journey through the history of Disney classics is set to premier November 19, 2021, exclusively on Disney+.
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The description provided by Disney states that:
Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archivesexplores beloved parts of Disney—including its theme parks and Studio lot—through an engaging, historical lens, as legendary producer and host Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent) speaks with Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline and other members of the Archives team. Each stop on the adventure offers a look at some of the iconic treasures that have played a role in shaping The Walt Disney Company. The film, directed by John Gleim, features new interviews with Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Pixar’s Pete Docter, film historian Leonard Maltin, Disney Legend Mark Hamill, and many more.
Disney fans of all ages will enjoy this special as it will visit each and every aspect of the Disney universe. Host Don Hahn, producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Maleficent, will interview several members of the Archives team to help tell the story of how Disney got to where it is today.
The special will include topics such as Disney theme parks, movies, history, and many more exciting milestones. Guests that have been announced to appear in the special are Disney Legend and Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, Disney Executive Chairman and former CEO Bob Iger, and film historian Leonard Maltin, to name a few.
While viewers are taken on this historic journey, artifacts and objects that have been kept within the Disney Archives will be used to help describe various points in time on the Disney timeline. For example, the piano used to make some of the most iconic Disney songs by Richard and Robert Sherman (AKA The Sherman Brothers) will be getting its fair share of screen time in one of the special’s segments.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill appeared in the trailer for the special and stated:
“Walt Disney was one of the first to pull back the curtain…And show how movies and television were made.”
Directed by John Gleim, Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will be a must-see event. The Walt Disney Archives are rarely, if ever, showcased to the public, therefore the special will display eye-opening and nostalgic artifacts that every Disney fan will appreciate.
While you gear up for the big night, head on over to the D23 website to find more information regarding The Walt Disney Archives and more.
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