The “Treasures” exhibit for D23 Expo 2013 included three major areas. Most of the floor space devoted to celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of “Mary Poppins” in 2014.
Among the “Mary Poppins” items on display at “Treasures” were the following:
- Concept art, matte paintings, and storyboard art from the “Jolly Holiday” sequence;
- Mary and Bert’s carousel horses;
- Costumes worn by the movie’s central characters, including two worn by Mary Poppins, plus outfits for Bert, Jane, Michael and Mrs. Banks;
- The recently acquired carpet bag, in which Mary Poppins carries her magical belongings;
- Toys from the Banks’ nursery, including the blocks, as well as a snow globe from the “Feed the Birds” sequence;
- “Mary Poppins” promotional materials and ephemera related to the movie and its premiere;
- “Mary Poppins” merchandise, from music albums to lunch boxes; and
- Costumes from the upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers.
“Treasures” at D23 Expo 2013 also extended the early celebration of the 1964 Academy Award-winning film by showcasing “Mary Poppins” fan art in the gallery area after the exhibit.
While the “Mary Poppins” exhibit materials were the centerpiece of the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives,” the exhibit also featured “Disney’s Adventures in the Land of Oz” and “Storytelling on the Small Screen.” Also on display were Disney Princess-inspired dresses by world famous designers, gowns that made their U.S. debut and which reflected the collaboration between Disney and Harrods.
As the National Disney Travel Examiner I attended the D23 Expo on a media pass to provide first-hand coverage. Look for more recap coverage to come, including photos and video, now that the event has concluded.