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D23's Armchair Archivist

Each week the D23 Armchair Archivist will explore the history, mystery and magic of the many props, costumes, set pieces and other iconic treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.

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The Orange Bird

Join us for a look at the character's history with recently uncovered materials from the Walt Disney Archives, and check out exclusive footage of Walt Disney Imagineering's restoration of the Orange Bird.

6mins

16 Apr 2012

Rank #1

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Props and Costumes of The Rocketeer

This week on D23's Armchair Archivist, we celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of "The Rocketeer!"

9mins

3 May 2011

Rank #2

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Mechanical Marvels

This week on D23's Armchair Archivist, we join host Josh Turchetta in his new Armchair Archivist digs as we take a look at the archives collection of famous robots!

5mins

20 Apr 2011

Rank #3

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Smoke Tree Ranch

No place is off limits as Josh Turchetta and Melody Dale---in her Armchair debut!---uncover Disney treasures and little-known facts and tells some never-before-told tales behind Disney's storied past in D23 Presents Armchair Archivist.

5mins

15 Dec 2011

Rank #4

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Weird Disney

Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline unveils a very curious collection of Archives treasures in this week's mystery episode of Armchair Archivist.

5mins

22 Feb 2012

Rank #5

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A Look Into “One Man’s Dream”

This week on D23's Armchair Archivist, join us at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort as we explore the "One Mans Dream" exhibit!

5mins

21 Jun 2011

Rank #6

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Disney Animation Research Library

From concept art to the final film frames, the Disney Animation Research Library houses more than 65 million pieces of original artwork that contributed to the rich history of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

6mins

25 Jan 2012

Rank #7

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The Walt Disney Archives Photo Library

This week on D23's Armchair Archivist, we take you inside the largest collection in the Walt Disney Archives! With over 3 million images from all aspects of the company, the Archives Photo Library is home to one-of-a-kind and never-before seen photos!

6mins

31 May 2011

Rank #8

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A Sneak Peek at Season 2 of Armchair Archivist

Get a glimpse at some of the new episodes heading your way in an all-new season of D23 Presents Armchair Archivist. Next week, check out a very special episode with tales from Smoke Tree Ranch. Regular episodes return in January!

1min

8 Dec 2011

Rank #9

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Restoring the Sleeping Beauty Prop Book

Join host Josh Turchetta and Director of the Walt Disney Archives Becky Cline as they take a field trip to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens!

8mins

8 Mar 2011

Rank #10

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Get On The Grid

GREETINGS PROGRAMS! This week on a special "TRON: Legacy" Edition of D23's Armchair Archivist: See the nighttime dance party "elecTRONica" at Disney California Adventure with Josh and Steve!

4mins

1 Dec 2010

Rank #11

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Go Inside the Walt Disney Archives

Go inside the Walt Disney Archives! Josh and the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline, give you an inside look! See Becky's "Top 10" items, and more!

7mins

24 Nov 2010

Rank #12

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An Evening with Richard Sherman

In this very special episode, Disney Legend Richard Sherman reminisces about the beloved Disney songs that he and his brother Robert Sherman composed.

11mins

21 Mar 2012

Rank #13

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Mickey Mouse Memorabilia

Join host Josh Turchetta as he looks at the Walt Disney Archives vast, vintage and varying collection of Mickey Mouse merchandise, with special guest, Archives founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith!

6mins

22 Mar 2011

Rank #14

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A Visit to Marceline, Walt’s Boyhood Home

In the Season 2 premiere of D23 Presents Armchair Archivist, D23 explores Walt Disney's boyhood home and takes a special tour of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, which houses more than 3,000 Disney family artifacts!

5mins

11 Jan 2012

Rank #15