Walt Disney Caricature Gaucho Doll
On display at the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix celebrations, this gaucho (a South American cowboy) doll was a gift to Walt, presented by a group of Argentinian press members during the studio’s research trip to South America. The doll is handcrafted and has a label wrapped around the right arm with a handwritten note, “To: Walt Disney.” The underside of the label displays the name, loosely translated as “Syndicate Press of Argentina.” The doll is a caricature of Walt, including his wide smile and trademark moustache.
Epcot’s Horizons Medals and Patches
On display at the Orlando and Chicago celebrations is a collection of medallions and patches that were removed from Audio-Animatronics costumes used in the Horizons attraction, including the striped ribbon worn by the Kitchen Robot in the attraction; round patches that were used on costumes in the space station, Brava Centauri; and the rings worn by the grandfather figure while sitting in his “urban habitat.” The Walt Disney Archives received the patches along with several of the Audio-Animatronics figures after the attraction closed.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin Prop
On display at the Washington D.C., Newark, and Boston celebrations, this pumpkin prop is one of the set pieces used in the production of the spiral hill scenes, which can be seen on the film’s theatrical poster. The Walt Disney Archives has a collection of seven pumpkins from the film. They are made of molded foam rubber and are hollow inside for lighting effects.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Film Canister Prop
On display at the Seattle and San Francisco celebrations, this metal film canister was used as a prop during the production of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It has the Maroon Cartoon logo on the front and a special note stating that the film inside is “Special Acmecolor 35mm Negative Film.” The Walt Disney Archives has a collection of five canisters from Who Framed Roger Rabbit that were received after the film wrapped production.