| 9 December 2023, Saturday |

Disney 100 years: London takes centre stage at international exhibition

London has served as a recurring setting for Disney’s animated and live-action films for decades, starting with Peter Pan in 1953 and ending with Cruella in 2021.

In fact, it makes logical that it would be one of the first stops on Disney’s centennial exhibition, which will cruise the globe over the following five years.

The Walt Disney Company, which was established by two brothers precisely 100 years ago on October 16, 1923, has expanded from a modest Californian animation studio to a multi-billion dollar entertainment juggernaut that has captivated the attention of numerous generations and been ingrained in popular culture.

To mark the company’s 100th anniversary, a huge collection of more than 250 rarely seen artefacts, props and artwork is on display, the biggest collection the company’s archives has ever put together.

A few steps away from the glass slippers from Cinderella (2015) is the leather wallet used to create the sound of the dwarfs’ squeaky shoes in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).