Sunday, April 28, 2013

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library Pt2

Continuing our visit at the Treasures of Walt Disney Archives exhibit at the Reagan Library, we exited the main building and enter a large tent set up in the parking lot.  Click here for part 1.
This portion of the exhibit was chock full of costumes and props from some of our favorite movies.
Well maybe not all our favorite movies.  The first thing we see are costumes from 101 and 102 Dalmatians with Glenn Close. I can't say that I've ever seen these movies, so these didn't connect with me so much.

Nor did the Princess Diaries or Princess Diaries 2 costumes.

Ah, here we go! We really enjoyed the Disney movie Enchanted.

Prince Edward's (James Marsden) costume with some huge puffy sleeves.

Gisellle's (Amy Adams) huge dress she wore around New York.

Plus the manhole cover she popped out of.

Queen Narissa's (Susan Sarandon) had a very detailed costume that was fun to see.

Even if you haven't heard of Annie Leibovitz you've probably seen some of her work. Back in 2007, she started creating photos of celebrities portraying characters from classic Disney movies.
Gisele B√ľndchen portrayed Wendy, Tina Fey was Tinker Bell, and Mikhail Baryshnikov was Peter Pan.

And here are the costumes used in that photo shoot.

Next up was David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty.

Scarlett Johansson portrays Cinderella.

Rachel Weisz as Snow White.

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was a little odd for me, but they had quite a few maquettes from it.

We also saw Alice's warrior armor, plus the Mad Hatter's battle dress.

The Mad Hatter's normal costume.

Next it was time to visit the world of Tron. Some of the classic video games.

One of the newer light cycles based on Tron Legacy.

Sam Flynn and Quorra.

Kevin Flynn's hideout.

Then we travel back 30 years to the original Tron. Here we see Kevin Flynn, Ram, Tron, and Yori.

Ram's identity disk.

Next we got to see one of the newer Disney properties!
From Iron Man 2, we see the Iron Man Mark VI armor along with Tony Stark's Formula One race car.

We also see items from Captain America: The First Avenger.

Then we looked at pieces from classic Disney attractions, like the motor car from Mr Toad's Wild Ride and a flying ship from Peter Pan's Flight.

Captain Rex from the original Star Tours.

This was a really cool piece to get close to. In the production of Fantasmic on the River's of America at Disneyland, the finale has Mickey battling Maleficent who has turned into a dragon. In 2009, the dragon was replaced with a more detailed version. This head is from the original.

One of the attractions removed from Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree.  Theresa's okay with that though. Now it houses Winnie the Pooh, one of her favorites.

While we did miss the original Golden Horseshoe Revue, we did get to see the Tribute to the Golden Horseshoe back in February.

The original Haunted Mansion bride.

Phineas, Ezra and Gus posing above the famous tombstones of Master Gracey, Francis Xavier, and Grandpa Marc.

Finally, we got a close up of the Pirates of the Caribbean animatronics.

And the sign post from WDW.

We got to see some great items from cool Disney movies and rides, but there's even more stuff to see! We'll continue again in part 3.

Treasures of the Disney Archives Part 1
Treasures of the Disney Archives Part 2
Treasures of the Disney Archives Part 3
Ronald Reagan Library

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome exhibit - I would have loved to see all of this in person! The Winnie the Pooh ride was fine for me until I read Kingdom Keepers. Now I'm afraid that Maleficent will try to drown me. haha... I'm brave & go on it with the kids all the time though! It's always fun seeing Max, Buff, & Melvin from the Country Bear Jamboree anyway!