ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
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Kristin Lai

Walt Disney Studios has been making animation history since its establishment in 1923. After nearly 100 years in the entertainment industry, the studio has never ceased to amaze us with its heartwarming stories and cutting edge technology.

Today, a new book, The Walt Disney Film Archives, was released, outlining the history of Walt Disney Studios and releasing never-before-seen images.

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

While the book might come at a relatively steep price (but really, what's $190 to a true Disney fan?) THR was able to share a few of these drawings, behind-the-scenes photos and pieces of concept art. Check them out below!

The Skeleton Dance

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: August 22, 1929
  • Directed By: Walt Disney
  • Animation By: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney, Les Clark, Roy O. Disney and Wilfred Jackson

Mickey Mouse Adventure 'Building a Building'

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: January 7, 1933
  • Directed By: David Hand
  • Animation By: Johnny Cannon, Les Clark, Frenchy Detremaudan, Clyde Geronimi, Dick Lundy and Tom Palmer, Ben Sharpsteen

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: December 21, 1937
  • Directed By: David Hand, William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce and Ben Sharpsteen
  • Budget: $1,488,423
  • Box Office: $418.2 million

Pinocchio

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: February 7, 1940
  • Directed By: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson and T. Hee
  • Budget: $2,289,247
  • Box Office: $84.2 million

Fantasia

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: November 13, 1940
  • Directed By: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen, David D. Hand, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Norman Ferguson and Wilfred Jackson
  • Budget: $2.28 million
  • Box Office: $83.3 million

Dumbo

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: October 23, 1941
  • Directed By: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Bill Roberts, Jack Kinney and Samuel Armstrong
  • Budget: $950,000
  • Box Office: $1.6 million

Bambi

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: August 9, 1942
  • Directed By: David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield and Norman Wright
  • Budget: $858,000
  • Box Office: $267.4 million

Cinderella

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: February 15, 1950
  • Directed By: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson
  • Budget: $2.9 million
  • Box Office: $263.6 million

Sleeping Beauty

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: January 29, 1959
  • Directed By: Clyde Geronimi, Les Clark, Eric Larson and Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Budget: $6 million
  • Box Office: $51.6 million

The Jungle Book

The Walt Disney Film Archives
The Walt Disney Film Archives
  • Release Date: October 18, 1967
  • Directed By: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Budget: $4 million
  • Box Office: $205.8 million

After getting this brief taste of the history of Disney's magic, I think I'll have to start saving to buy a copy of the book.

Which animated Disney movie is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

[Source: The Walt Disney Film Archives, The Hollywood Reporter]