In 1964, Disney introduced “It’s a Small World” at the New York World’s Fair. The ride was dazzling. Folks hopped into small boats for a whirlwind tour of the "globe," where animatronic children of every nationality sang about fuzzy things like diversity and unity. Sure, the whole thing was a tad creepy, but visually, it was stunning. Kids and parents alike were rapt.
Forty-five years later, Disney is celebrating Small World with a line of luxury apparel based on the ride’s never-before-seen concept art.