PHOTOS: Loki’s Helmet and the Titanic Necklace? See The NEW Walt Disney Archives Exhibit

There’s a super cool new Disney Archives exhibit and we’re taking a look inside!

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The Bowers Museum, an art museum in Santa Ana California, is hosting a new Disney Exhibition — All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives. We were invited to the media preview of the exhibit and we’re taking you with us!

All That Glitters opens at the Bowers Museum on December 12th and will let visitors see jewelry and accessories from Disney and 20th Century Studios films like Titanic, The Princess Diaries, and more!

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The exhibit has three main sections — Jewelry Informs Characters, which explains what wearable accessories tell viewers about characters; Feature Vault, which offers a look at the most prized jewelry and accessories; and Reflections on Reality with displays that tie accessories back to the Disney films and parks.

The Exhibit

Let’s take a look at some of the exhibits!

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First up, take a look at this intricate Jewelry Box from The Little Mermaid Live!

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Fans of the live-action 101 Dalmations film will appreciate seeing trinkets worn by Glenn Closes’ Cruella De Vil!

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We stared at the Cinderella Slipper for some time.

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Look at those beautiful colors!

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Props from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe are especially enchanting. The White Witch’s crowns look super regal!

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There’s a whole case dedicated to Tia Dalma from the Pirates of the Caribbean films…

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…including her locket…

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…and the stunt version of it as well.

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Check out the Dick Tracy Radio Watches!

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The case features some props that were used in the films and even a prototype.

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The exhibit isn’t just little things either. You can also see some full costumes such as Genie from Aladdin

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…Queen Ingrith from Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

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…Mulan from Mulan

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…and more!

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It was especially cool seeing the Freddy Mercury costume from Bohemian Rhapsody.

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There are even a few non-film items like this World Series Ring from the Anaheim Angels.

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Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary featured a brooch set that was worn by the park princesses.

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When Pollyanna was released, they also sold promotional merchandise versions of her locket.

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How historic!

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And don’t worry superhero fans! There’s a TON of Marvel exhibits as well!

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You can spot Black Panther’s necklace…

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…and Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto Necklace.

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A few cases are FULL of crowns. It wouldn’t be Disney without some royal representation.

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We especially liked seeing Loki’s headpiece.

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And the Muppets Spork Crown from Muppets Most Wanted!

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Perhaps some of the most iconic pieces in the room were necklaces like the Medallion Necklace from the Pirates of the Caribbean

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…or Chewbacca’s Medal of Valor from Star Wars!

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Not to mention the Heart of the Ocean Necklace worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic!

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Perhaps our favorite part of the exhibit, though, was the Every Little Detail wall. This case features SO many little items worn by so many different people in films. We could’ve stood here and admired the pieces for a WHILE.

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Some of our favorites in this case include Wanda Maximoff’s rings from Marvel films

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…the Queen of Hearts’ rings from Alice in Wonderland...

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…Jack Sparrow’s rings from Pirates of the Caribbean

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…a Brooch from The Haunted Mansion

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…and the Candy Ring from Deadpool. Nope, it’s not a REAL ring pop. It’s made with resin, but it sure does look realistic!

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After you’re done checking out the wonders of the exhibit, you can swing by the Bowers Museum gift shop.

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There are some special merchandise options for All That Glitters!

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Opening Details

If you want to head to the exhibition, it opens to the public at 10AM on December 12th. Tickets are sold on an hourly basis and are $25 for adults, $22 for students 12+, $22 for seniors 62+, and $10 for children 3-11. You can purchase your slot at the Bowers Museum website.

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On opening day, there will also be a panel discussion and book signing with the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Becky Cline, and more at 1:30PM in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium.

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The exhibit will run through June 19th, 2022 with a number of public programs taking place over the course of its run. A few highlights include:

  • January 29: Anatomy of the White Witch with Isis Mussenden, award-winning costume designer
    for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • March 5: The Women Artists of Disney – A Fusion of Fine Art & Animation: Presentation & Book
    Signing with Mindy Johnson
  • May 20: Outdoor film screenings of The Princess Diaries and June 17: The Princess Diaries
    2: Royal Engagement, and more!

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We really enjoyed checking out this unique exhibit! As always, keep an eye on DFB for the latest Disney updates.

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