Mar 2, 2016

Rarely seen images from the Walt Disney Archives (25 Pics)


By on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

c. 1932
Realizing the great potential that Mickey Mouse could have in the character merchandise business, Walt and Roy Disney accepted an offer from imaginative businesswoman Charlotte Clark to produce the very first Mickey Mouse plush dolls — the original set seen here cuddled up with Walt.
From 1926 to 1940, The Walt Disney Studios was located at 2719 Hyperion Avenue in Los Angeles.
1931
Disney's Hyperion Studio expanded with various additions between 1929 and 1940, including new animation buildings, a sound stage and an ink and paint building. The studio's sound stage can be seen at far right.
1948
Actress Helene Stanley performs for the camera during live-action reference filming for Cinderella at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
1951
Walt Disney aboard his Carolwood Pacific Railroad, seen here set up at The Walt Disney Studios prior to its installation at Walt's Carolwood Drive home in Holmby Hills, California.
July 17, 1955
Disneyland ushered in a new era of family entertainment for Walt Disney and the company he co-founded with his brother Roy. Here we see the park’s centerpiece, Sleeping Beauty Castle, during the opening day festivities.
September 1940
With the Animation Building in the background, Walt Disney surveys the comfortable atmosphere of his new Burbank studio.
c. 1960
Walt visits behind the scenes with "Mr. Stubbs" from Toby Tyler (1960).
1954
Captain Nemo's Nautilus, designed for Disney's film 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by artist Harper Goff.
c. 1942
Used as live-action reference models for Disney's artists, the deer pictured here were welcome visitors to Walt's dream factory. They helped studio chief and artist alike prepare for the animated film Bambi (1942).
The Mad Tea Party at Disneyland is one of the most iconic Disney attractions.
1940
Walt Disney poses with a custom-made Pinocchio marionette.
March 1951
Walt Disney during production of Alice in Wonderland. The large camera stand being used is the multiplane camera - designed and built by the studio to add depth to animated cartoons.
1940
Disney employees touch up a street sign at Walt Disney Studios.
May 1963
The Skyway attraction at Disneyland
c. 1965
Running from 1960 to 1977 at Disneyland, the Mine Train at Frontierland took park guests on a rail trip through caverns, deserts and wilderness areas, populated by 204 lifelike bears, beavers and woodland creatures.
October 1939
Walt Disney looks out across the under-construction lot of The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
c. 1935
Walt Disney beside the shadow of his most famous creation, Mickey Mouse.
1957
Walt Disney pauses amidst the “tilted rocks” of the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train attraction.
1955
Walt Disney poses for a studio publicity photo during the production of the Disneyland television series episode, “The Story of the Silly Symphony” (1955).
1963
Walt Disney looks up at the feathered stars of his then-newest Disneyland creation, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.
1964
“Nannies” (actually well-costumed stuntmen) are blown away by special effects “wind” on the Cherry Tree Lane set built in the Disney Studio’s Stage 4 during the production of Mary Poppins (1964).
c. 1965
Walt Disney winks for the camera while sitting in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.
1961
Walt Disney poses for a photo with the then-newly-minted Disneyland Monorail expansion.

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