The Disney vaults are something of legend. A legend himself, Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451), echoed our ongoing fascination with the vaults, even back when Walt Disney was around: After consulting for Walt Disney on various projects, ultimately helping to design the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere of Epcot, Walt asked Bradbury how he could repay him. Ray’s response? “Open up your vaults!”
Today, the “Disney vaults” are known as the Animation Research Library or ARL. Located… somewhere we can’t reveal, they are a place of wonder and magic captured in a historical bottle. Easily the highlight of my time with the Disney Company, I reveled in the opportunity to visit the Animation Research Library recently in celebration of the rerelease of The Little Mermaid on DVD and (for the first time) BluRay.
Ready to take a peek into part of their world?
(sound of bubbles as we dive under the sea to the archives… though not really because, wow, are they serious about not getting their stuff wet…)
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Experience the magic that is The Little Mermaid all over again or introduce it to your family for the first time now with its release from the vault as a Diamond Edition!
Thank you to Disney for providing travel and accommodations for The Little Mermaid press trip.
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