Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Walt Disney Family Museum

There is no place like the Walt Disney Family Museum anywhere.
It opened its doors almost four years ago in San Francisco, and from the moment you walk inside, you know that you are in for a special experience. Amazingly designed showrooms are filled with animation art, objects, documents and interactive screens that help to tell the story of Walt Disney.
During my first visit I was literally overwhelmed by the magnitude, the beauty, but also by its integrity. 
This is a labor of love only the Disney family could have championed.
I had the privilege to play a part in several presentations at the museum, just last Saturday art director Carol Police and myself gave a demonstration on the visual development for the classic film "Bambi".
It really is difficult to justly describe the vibe and the magic of this place. You just have to go, see it for yourself and get inspired. Become a member and receive their lovely WDFM magazine.

To find out more, here is the link to the museum's home page:

The following images are from the internet, the copyright is with their respective owners.

Tom Hanks stopped by the museum to get a better idea of who Walt Disney was, the man he would play in the upcoming movie "Saving Mr. Banks".
Here he is chatting with Walt's daughter Diane Disney Miller.


  1. Wow, look amazing. Hope someday i manage to visit there. Thank very much for that info, being membership sounds interesting.

  2. I will visit this place someday :)

  3. That image of Tom Hanks getting true insight into who Walt was from Diane just gave me chills!

  4. I stayed 3 days at San Francisco. I stayed 7 hours at the Disney family museum and it wasn't enough. What a beautiful museum!

  5. Why haven't I been there yet? It's beautiful! :D

  6. I fully intend to get my family there for a visit soon. I only live about 3.5 hours away...

  7. I was spent a day in San Francisco during a road trip last year. I wasn't able to see much, but I made time to check out this museum. Definitely a wonderful experience! As an animator, I found it super interesting and inspirational. I recommend it to all my friends.

  8. It's world class! I go as often as I can- can't wait to see the Tyrus Wong show

  9. The day you spoke was my first time at the museum and I was blown away. I got a Membership and I'm so glad I did! Your talk was wonderful, too. Thanks so much for your ministry to animation. It truly is my passion in life and you help keep that flame burning--just knowing that there are others who share this appreciation and fascination for the magic of moving drawings.