2012-06-14 / Pets

Mickey Mouse original script will be part of new exhibit at Reagan Library in Simi

Disney’s official fan club, D23, will present “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” from Fri., July 6 through April 2013 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

At 12,000 square feet, the exhibit of more than 500 historic artifacts from nearly nine decades of Disney history will be the largest ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives.

The exhibit will include the original script written by Walt Disney for Mickey Mouse’s film debut in 1928’s “Steamboat Willie,” a re-creation of Disney’s formal office from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, hand-drawn artwork and hand-sculpted models used in the production of Disney animated films, props from Disney live-action classic movies and props, costumes and set pieces from recent Disney movies, including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland,” “TRON: Legacy,” “National Treasure” and “Captain America.”

Also featured will be sculptured busts of the 44 U.S. presidents that were created for the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme park artwork, audio-animatronics characters, memorabilia and authentic attraction vehicles will be showcased.

The exhibition will also pay tribute to the friendship and professional collaboration between Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan.

The purchase of admission to the library will include entry into the exhibition.

For the exhibit, members of D23 can save $2 on every adult admission.

For exhibit hours and more information, visit www.reaganlibrary.com or www.Disney.com/D23.

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