The Walt Disney Archives will kick off a grand exhibition on Saturday in celebration of its 50th anniversary, organizers said in a press briefing on Thursday.
A total of 465 items will be on display until Aug. 30 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, showcasing Disney's history through original artwork, costumes and props.
"The exhibit is an exciting opportunity for Disney fans of all ages to view some of the special treasures housed at the Walt Disney Archives, as well as discover what the archives is and what it does within The Walt Disney Company," said Michael Varge, vice president of corporate communications of the company.
The exhibit features classics like sketches for "Fantasia" and ghouls from the "Haunted Mansion" attraction, and modern-day favorites like costumes from "Frozen" and various superheroes and villains.
Varge said the archives is Disney's historical repository, from correspondence to script notes, from oral histories to personal effects, which has served as a vital resource pool for historians and filmmakers for decades.
Peter Keller, president and CEO of the Bowers Museum, told Xinhua that the museum expects to bring to the public traditional art treasures, many of which have never been on display before.
The museum has kept close exchanges with its Chinese partners, including museums in the Chinese cities of Nanjing, Xi'an and Kunming, according to Anne Shin, chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the museum.