27 August 2009

The Walt Disney Family Museum - Part VII

In just a little over one month, The Walt Disney Family Museum will open to the public and reveal a world we have only imagined. While many of us have read the biographies, seen the documentaries, and glimpsed into the items Disney has put on display now and then, there has never been as intricate a display of the lives of Walt Disney and his family, than will be unveiled on October 1st in San Francisco. Some of the displays will feature items we, as members of the Disney community, have only been able to imagine and dream about.

As our tour begins to wind down, I must continue to thank The Walt Disney Family Museum for allowing all of us these hints of the grand exhibits that are about to be unleashed. As always, Andrea Wang, the museum’s Communications Coordinator, deserves a round of applause as well for including the Gazette and its readers among the recipients of these wonderful previews.
Gallery 7 Post-War Rebuilding: Mid-‘40s to the early 1950s

With the end of the war, Walt and Roy found inventive new outlets for animation and ventured into live-action production. They developed new package films for theaters that combined shorts and feature-length animated films, as well as movies that combined live action and animation. In addition, the Studio produced the enormously successful Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp, the studio’s first wide-screen animated feature. Disney also produced his first live-action features, including Treasure Island and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.Concept and animation art from Disney’s films of the period will be prominently featured in this gallery, as well as artifacts from live-action movies, including an underwater camera used in the filming of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and works from Walt’s extensive personal collection of miniatures.

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