“Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives” Documentary is Coming to Disney+!

Disney Archives
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Disney D23 just shared some news that is sure to interest fans of Disney history! A brand new documentary focused on the Walt Disney Archives is coming soon to Disney+! Hosted by award-winning Disney producer Don Hahn, the documentary will debut on the streaming platform on November 19, 2021.

Check out the trailer courtesy of D23 below:


The documentary originally premiered exclusively for D23 Gold Members in June 2020 for the celebration of the Walt Disney Archives’ 50th anniversary (so if you are a Gold Member, you may be lucky enough to have already seen this one! Otherwise, it is rare for non-members to get glimpse into member-exclusive programming, so this is certainly exciting! It may even convince you if you are on the fence about joining…)

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Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will showcase the fascinating work that goes into preserving the history of Disney, with everything from theme parks to books to TV shows and movies, and so much more. The film will give viewers behind-the-scenes look at areas and objects from the Walt Disney Archives that have seldom been show to the public.

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Hosted by Don Hahn, the award-winning producer behind such Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast, the documentary will also include new interviews with Bob Iger, Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Pixar’s Pete Docter as well as film historian Leonard Maltin and more. Throughout the documentary, Hahn will also speak with members of the Walt Disney Archives, including director Becky Cline, about the artifacts in their collection.

The film is directed by John Gleim and will be available for streaming on Disney+ beginning November 19, 2021. Once on Disney+, Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will join the newly named Disney Parks Collection of films and series, including other documentaries like The Imagineering Story and the Magic Behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom, plus specials inspired by the theme parks like Muppets Haunted Mansion, and more.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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