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:

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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.