Thursday, September 17, 2009

Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco

A little bit of Disneyland is moving to San Francisco in the way of the Walt Disney Family Museum. The new museum will be located at the Presidio and feature high-tech exhibits to illustrate the life of Walt Disney. About 350,000 annual visitors are expected to visit the new Walt Disney Family Museum. Admission is going to be on the steep side with adults $20 and children under 6 free.
The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the life and achievements of the
man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly
pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctly American legacy.
Museum Exhibits: The Museum will tell Disney’s story in his own words and those of hisfamily, friends, and co-workers. Using a mix of historic materials and artifacts, Disney’s achievements will come to life through innovative
displays that include listening stations, interactive media, and more than 200
video monitors. Much of the material is being generously lent by the Walt
Disney Company and private collectors.
Inside the museumaa:
Drawings Disney made in his youth
• Drawings and cartoons from Laugh-O-gram Films, Disney’s first company
• Early drawings of Mickey Mouse
• Storyboards, a Disney innovation that mapped out timeless film classics
• The technically innovative Multiplane Camera that brought vibrancy and depth to his revolutionary feature film,
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• The unique Snow White Academy Award®, which included a full-size Oscar® and seven miniature castings
• The narrow-gauge Lilly Belle train he built for his Hollywood home, which recalled his youth and helped spur his
vision for Disneyland
• A model of the Disneyland of Walt’s imagination.
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2009 at www.waltdisney.org
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street
The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129