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Disneyana On A Presidential Scale

Leonard Maltin By Leonard Maltin | Leonard Maltin July 9, 2012 at 4:23PM

I was lucky enough to attend the grand opening of the new Disney exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last week in Simi Valley, California, and I urge every diehard Disney fan to make a pilgrimage there between now and next April. There are more than 500 artifacts on display in the 12,000 square-foot presentation, making it the largest exhibit ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives. (Equally impressive is the fact that the whole project was conceived and executed in six months’ time.)
Mr. President Mickey Mouse Ears-680

Here are the noted Mickey Mouse "ears" from 1985 personalized for Mr. Reagan himself.

Animator's Desk-2-680

Another angle of an animator's desk during Disney animation's golden years.

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