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A guide to UCLA Library collections and resources related to the study of Disney film and television, theme parks, critical studies, and popular culture.


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Selected Images

Image of Israeli poster for the film, The Aristocats

חתולים בצמרת / Poster for The Aristocats

From the Time Travel Collection (Israel), UCLA Library International Digital Ephemera Project

Photo of Walt Disney holding a

Walt Disney with "Fantasia" figurine, 1941

Photo from January 25, 1941, captioned, "The man behind Fantasia, Walt Disney, puts an approving eye on one of the models used to set a classic sequence for the animated musical production having its western premiere at the Carthay Circle Wednesday Night." 

From the Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library

Photo of animator Milton Quon at the Chinese American Museum in 2005.

Milton Quon at the Chinese American Museum, 2005

Disney animator Milton Quon is seen holding a book open, which shows a drawing of Disneyland's Matterhorn Mountain, at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, in 2005.

From the Gary Leonard Collection photographs, Los Angeles Public Library

Image of Disney imagineers examining a model of Disney World's Space Mountain, 1973

Disney imagineers examining a model of Disney World's Space Mountain, 1973

Disney engineers, from left, Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, George McGinnis and John Hench examine a model of Disney World's new Space Mountain ride. The display was part of the first press tour ever offered of production center of Walter Elias Disney Enterprises.

From the Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection, UCLA Library Special Collections


Photo of animator Retta Scott

Image of animator Retta Scott, date unknown

Retta Scott was the first woman to receive screen credit as an animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios for Bambi. She also worked on Dumbo and Fantasia, but was uncredited at the time. She went on to illustrate Walt Disney’s Cinderella: A Big Golden Book (1950)a copy of which resides UCLA Library Special Collections.

Photo from Walt Disney Archives' Disney Legends webpage.

Introduction and Scope

This guide was created in 2022 by Arts Library Student Research Assistant Marie Fucile in consultation with Diana King. It includes introductory resources on Walt Disney film, television, culture, and theme parks at UCLA Library, including selected archival materials. While some materials cover specific currently-owned Disney properties such as Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, the focus of the guide is on Walt Disney Studios history and general Disney study.

Introductory Reference Sources

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