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    OMG! I wil be in LA in August and a friend of mine (a former CM and friend of Dave Smith) has arranged for us to get a private tour of the Disney Studio Archives! I am SO excited!

    Does anyone know what I can expect to see? Will I be permitted to take photos? Anyone been?

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    I have never been but I have to say what an opportunity for you!. Very jeleaus (sp?)...
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    I think it will be the usual early Disneyland and Epcot City plans, and photos of the studios etc. You may see props from Imagineering and Disney movies, or photos of the building of Disneyland?
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    Small library type space, lots of bound volumes and some museum like displays usually relating to whatever is the big promotion. Most of the stuff is stored offsite and the WDI art is stored at Imagineering. They always have some Disney animation stuff and likely Disneyland. Saw the Poppin's snowglobe in there once. They may still have some Walt stuff like his reading glasses and marked up scripts. Got to visit there a long time ago and know the displays change. You'll enjoy it.
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    OMG, I'm SO jealous!

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    I'm sorry Morrigoon!

    I'll report on whatever I get to see.

    Thanks Orville!
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    Agree totally with Cousin Orville's description. It's not a large space at all and much like a mini-museum The several times I was there glass topped display cases ring the perimeter and contain all sorts of items...old toys, comic books, cells with backgrounds, etc.

    Dave is a very gracious host and you are going to thoroughly enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdweller
    Agree totally with Cousin Orville's description. It's not a large space at all and much like a mini-museum The several times I was there glass topped display cases ring the perimeter and contain all sorts of items...old toys, comic books, cells with backgrounds, etc.

    Dave is a very gracious host and you are going to thoroughly enjoy it.
    Exactly. Enjoy your time in there and take your time. It's small and most of what is there are books but as a Disney fan there's enough to take in. In July there was the original number 2 car from Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, the bear cub from Bear Country Jamboree, the Marry Poppins outfit, umbrella, blocks that spell her name and snow globe, along with some of Mickey's birthday paintings. I enjoyed my time and I can't wait to hear what you get to see!

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    Thanks, BPF...and YES, do take notes and let us know what is on display when you visit.

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    The Disney Arcives from what I've seen is a glorified room in the Frank Wells building. Nothing more than a couple of displayes and bound books. What you want is the ARL over in the Animation building, it's a complete library from Plane Crazy to Home on the Range where they keep EVERYTHING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drnilescrane
    The Disney Arcives from what I've seen is a glorified room in the Frank Wells building. Nothing more than a couple of displayes and bound books. What you want is the ARL over in the Animation building, it's a complete library from Plane Crazy to Home on the Range where they keep EVERYTHING!
    Okay, I know I'm thick, but what does the acronym ARL stand for? Once I know, I will see what I can do!

    I do know, for some reason, I'd love to see the old multiplane camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake
    Okay, I know I'm thick, but what does the acronym ARL stand for? Once I know, I will see what I can do!

    I do know, for some reason, I'd love to see the old multiplane camera.

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    Sorry, about that... It's me acroniming again. It's the Animation Research Library. (Lately being used to get the models out for sequels and the next cheap Mickey flick).

    I also forgot about the multi-plane camera, that is definatly worth seeing.

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