Nobody loved storytelling more than Walt Disney -- whose simple sketch of Mickey Mouse launched an entertainment phenomenon that has spanned generations and revolutionized movies, music, television and theme parks around the world.
Here in San Francisco, just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, Walt’s remarkable story and achievements have been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Imaginatively designed in an historic red brick building on the grounds of The Presidio, a national park, the 40,000 square foot venue features contemporary interactive galleries and state-of-the-art exhibits that are narrated in Walt’s own voice.
Founded by Walt Disney’s family foundation, the Museum also features early drawings, cartoons, movies, music, listening stations, more than 200 video screens, a 14 foot model of Disneyland, a digital theater that screens Disney classic daily, a café and museum store.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: THE CREATION OF A CLASSIC—
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present the special exhibition Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic.
On view now through April 14, 2013, the exhibition celebrates the vision of Walt Disney and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of this groundbreaking film. Guided by the vision of a master storyteller, 32 animators, 1032 assistants, 107 inbetweeners, 10 layout artists, 25 background artists, 65 special effects animators, 158 inkers and painters, and countless production staff, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs brought them all together to create this masterpiece.
LEARN FROM THE MASTERS:
The Walt Disney Family Museum is thrilled to announce Learn from the Masters, a new series of classes, lectures, and workshops taught by industry professionals. In complement to featured public programs and special exhibitions, participants will have the opportunity to observe and question, and when possible, experiment and create in the Museum’s Learning Center during these unique experiences. Join us in January for The Conservation and Preservation of Animation Cels with Martin Salazar and Stop Motion Puppet Construction with Ruben Esqueda. The fun continues throughout the first quarter with programs celebrating the process and artistry of stop motion animation and our special exhibition Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation.