The Walt Disney Family Museum
Working with Walt
LocationSan Francisco, CA
Exhibit DesignRockwell Group
Visitors scroll through a scrapbook of archival images and interviews to reveal first-hand experiences working with Walt Disney during the development of Snow White.
Three touch screens in a seating alcove offer visitors the opportunity to sit and explore behind-the-scenes at Hyperion Studios and working with Walt in the 1930s. The simple interface allows visitors to pan across a long scrapbook-like panel filled with things to explore. Videos of many of the artists and animators that worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs relate their experiences working on the film on colored panels punctuating the scrapbook. As the voices of the contributors play the surrounding content can be explored—which includes studies, posters, pictures, sketches, models and facts—revealing the creativity that gave birth to the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history.
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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- Alberto Cerriteno, Erica Hassinger, Kieran Lynn, Matt Sundstrom
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Vance Feldman, Michael Godfrey
- Jennifer Guibord, Melissa Paugh
- Video Editors
- Tim Kviz, David Waingarten
- Production Artist
- Rebecca Rosen
- Production/QA Assistants
- Elizabeth Bourke, Nina Pavlich
- Content Development
- Walt Disney Family Foundation
- A/V Media Design
- Batwin & Robin
- A/V Integration
- Exhibit Design
- Rockwell Group