13 August 2009

The Walt Disney Family Museum - Part V

The Walt Disney Family Museum has once again given us the privilege of peaking behind the curtains and seeing what they have in store for us once their doors open. For those who may never get to tour the Disney Archives, this museum is going to give its guests an equally dazzling experience. I can only imagine what they are holding back, considering the wealth of treasures they have been sharing with us in anticipation of the Museum’s opening. Between the various galleries, the museum cafĂ© operated by Wolfgang Puck, and the thought of all of the wonderful programs and lectures that are coming, I think I need to find a way to spend some extended time in San Francisco soon.

As always, we could not supply anyone with these fantastic information and astounding images without the work of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Communications Coordinator, Andrea Wang. Thank you so much Andi!
Gallery 5 — New Success and Greater Ambitions

The worldwide success of Snow White let Disney Studios create new studio buildings in Burbank, CA, and produce even more ambitious features, such as Bambi, Pinocchio and Fantasia. The last film featured classical music and an orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Although well regarded by critics, none of the films was immediately financially successful, in part because overseas revenues were affected by World War II.Highlights of the gallery will include one of the studio’s original multiplane camera cranes, an animator’s desk and rare production art.

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