The Walt Disney Family Museum
Walt’s Early Years Raree-Shows
LocationSan Francisco, CA
Exhibit DesignRockwell Group
Walt Disney recounts stories from three periods in his childhood as period-inspired cut-outs animate on the stages of these toy theaters.
The first gallery in the Walt Disney Family Museum brings Walt’s early years to life through images, artifacts, documents, and three self-playing animations. Each animation is framed and hung on the wall in the different zones of the gallery devoted to defining the periods and places of Walt’s youth: Kansas City & Chicago, Chicago & Marceline, and France—the places he lived before heading to Hollywood. As Walt recounts episodes in his life, cut-out props, sets, characters and other elements animate across a stage evoking mechanically operated optical amusements of a bygone era. With sound effects and music behind their voices, the playful presentations help visitors vividly imagine some of the scenes that shaped one of the greatest storytellers of all time.
Press & AwardsThemed Entertainment Association Annual Thea Award, OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, November 2010“New Museum Reveals the Man Behind the Mouse,” Silicon Valley Mercury News, Chuck Barney, September 28, 2009
Every gallery is crammed with touch screens and interactive exhibits designed to bring static drawings and documents to life.“Disney Family Museum puts focus on Walt,” The San Francisco Chronicle, Peter Hartlaub, September 25, 2009
If that sounds boring, don’t worry...there are 21st century touches everywhere...Touch-screen monitors allow users to browse through relic documents that would normally be kept under glass.
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- Motion Designers
- Martin Linde, Alberto Cerriteno, Alphonse Swinehart, Mike Olson
- Jennifer Guibord
- Production Artist
- Rebecca Rosen
- Production/QA Assistants
- Elizabeth Bourke, David Waingarten
- Sound Design
- Audio Wells
- Content Development
- Walt Disney Family Foundation
- A/V Media Design
- Batwin & Robin
- A/V Integration
- Exhibit Design
- Rockwell Group