Prop Culture

The Magic of Props Comes to Life in Prop Culture on Disney+

Prop Culture is now streaming on Disney+. In this docuseries, host and prop collector Dan Lanigan explores movie props behind some classic Disney films. This is a journey that isn’t just about props, but also the magic that they were a part of in the movies they were in. Lanigan is joined by filmmakers, cast, and crew from the movies as they take a look at some incredible props from The Walt Disney Archives. These are the people who made the props and the people who used them, along with some other special guests.  Prop Culture brings the magic of props of the past into the present.

Prop Culture currently has the entire first season to on Disney+. Dan Lanigan goes searching for props from the 8 different movies. They include:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Tron
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 
  • The Muppet Movie

In Prop Culture, Dan Lanigan is going on a journey to showcases props that are known to be in existence. In others, he is seeking props out. In the case of the Tron episode, Lanigan is restoring one of the movie’s props. Throughout the show, Lanigan shows a true love and dedication to the props and the preservation of them. Because of the credibility he has in the industry, he has gotten some incredible access and experiences through the years. In Prop Culture, he pulls the curtain aside and allows Disney fans to get a glimpse of how magical some of these props and experiences are.

Throughout the course of the show, some of the magic that comes to life is seeing people react to different props. Where this could be a very factual history show, it instead really becomes a heart filled story about a certain aspect of movie magic: props. Hanigan has a genuine rapport with those he interacts with in the show. This helps bring to life the magic of the props as well.

Prop Culture is a charming and magical journey through the props that were a part of some classic Disney films. It is also a wonderful way to show off some of The Walt Disney Archives. It is an enjoyable docuseries that definitely should be on the watch agenda for every Disney fan. I found it interesting, at times moving, and completely enjoyable! I also can’t wait for the second season to come to Disney+!