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Inside the Walt Disney Archives
Celebrating 40 years with chief archivist Dave Smith
Jeremiah Daws, Josh Daws

In a special ceremony today at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, Calif., the Walt Disney Archives will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In the process, Archives chief archivist will be honored by Disney CEO Bob Iger, film historian Leonard Maltin, and other surprise guests.

Dave Smith is also expected to announce his 2011 retirement at the ceremony, after having helped to found the Walt Disney Archives four decades ago.

This past Monday [Jeremiah and Josh Daws] were able to sit down with Dave Smith for a half hour and chat with him about the Walt Disney Archives. [They] went into the interview with a vastly different view of what the Archives is. But Dave quickly put [them] straight, telling [them] how the Archives was founded, what occurs on a daily basis inside, and what’s in store for its future.


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Source type Website
Language en
Document type Interview
Media type video
Duration 00:12:16


Id 4125
Availability Free
Inserted 2019-02-17