Brand-New Walt Disney Archives Exhibit Celebrating Disney’s Most Iconic Heroes and Villains to Open at D23 Expo 2019

More than 70 Spectacular Costumes Spanning 55 Years—from Mary
to this Summer’s Aladdin—Will Be on Display

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Walt Disney Archives returns to D23 Expo with an all-new exhibit,
“Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the
Disney Costume.” From the classic Mary Poppins to this year’s
live-action retelling of Aladdin, more than 70 costumes from 55
years of Disney movies and television shows will be on display from
August 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center during the biennial event,
presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.

Guests entering the 12,000-square-foot exhibit will be greeted by
“Cinderella’s Workshop,” a gallery featuring the beloved fairy-tale
character’s dresses from her numerous Disney incarnations, including
1997’s Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; the gown worn by
Scarlett Johansson for Annie Leibovitz’s 2007 Disney Dream Portrait
series; 2014’s Into the Woods; the 2015 live-action reimagining
of the animated masterpiece Cinderella; and the ABC hit series Once
Upon a Time

The main gallery will be broken into three sections: “Disney Heroes,”
“Disney Villains,” and “Spaces Between,” reserved for the antiheroes
whose fascinating journeys make them among Disney’s most complex

Among the costumes included in the “Disney Heroes” section are Belle’s
village dress and ballgown from 2017’s Beauty and the Beast;
creations worn by the Genie, Aladdin, and Jasmine in this year’s
live-action Aladdin; and—for the first time ever displayed
together—three iconic Mary Poppins “traveling dresses” worn in three Poppins
productions: the 1964 original film, 2019’s Mary Poppins Returns,
and the Broadway musical. “Disney Villains” ensembles include the trio
of wonderfully wicked witches from 1993’s Hocus Pocus, the duo of
dresses worn by the stepsisters in 2015’s Cinderella, and the
dress worn by the incomparable Bette Davis in 1978’s Return from
Witch Mountain
. And “Spaces Between” includes Maleficent’s gown from
the 2014 film, as well as the Evil Queen and Hook’s costumes from Once
Upon a Time

The exhibit includes costumes from some of Hollywood’s preeminent
designers, past and present, including Academy Award®-winners
Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell, and Tony Walton, as well as Emmy®
winner Ellen Mirojnick and Emmy nominees Eduardo Castro and Penny Rose.

Many of the costumes on exhibit will be featured in The Art of Disney
Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between
, a dazzling new book
out this September from Disney Editions. The book will also be available
in advance exclusively at D23 Expo.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available
for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold
Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for
$77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day
Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information
on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit

About D23 Expo 2019

D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of
Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions,
experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event
provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television,
games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 Expo 2019 news,
Presentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23
Expo conversation, be sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923
when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing
them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney
; a rich website at
with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special
events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99), Gold Family Membership
($129.99), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at
To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Jeffrey Epstein
The Walt Disney Company
(818) 560-8125

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