While in San Fransisco for the Rogue One press event, we were also treated to an incredible guided tour inside The Walt Disney Family Museum.
This was my first visit to San Fransisco and The Walt Disney Family Museum. It was an amazing experience. In celebration of the upcoming release of PINOCCHIO on Digital HD and Blu-ray, we visited the Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio exhibit. To see the history behind Pinocchio was amazing.
Side bar – who’s excited for the release of Pinocchio? Pinocchio is available TODAY on Digital HD and on Blu-ray 1/31! Perfect for your next family movie night!!
The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents WISH UPON A STAR: THE ART OF PINOCCHIO Comprehensive Exhibition Explores Walt Disney’s Groundbreaking Film Pinocchio
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio. On view from May 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017, this never-before-seen exhibition created by the museum allows visitors to discover the artistic process and step behind-the-scenes to explore how one of the most influential animated films in history was produced: Walt Disney’s 1940 feature-length masterpiece Pinocchio.
Guest-curated by John Canemaker—an Academy Award®, Emmy Award, and Peabody Award-winning independent animator, animation historian, teacher, and author—this immersive exhibition invites the visitor to experience the production processes of the pre-digital era, providing a glimpse into how legendary animators worked and thought. In addition to examining the phases of production, the exhibition reveals how this innovative classic built on the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to create a cinema masterpiece of unsurpassed quality. Pinocchio inspired advances in character development and three-dimensional design, and the exhibition allows guests to enjoy the art created by the animators and designers of The Walt Disney Studios to create the stunning work featured in the film.
If ever in San Fransisco, a visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum is a must! The history of the Disney family and of Walt himself, is incredible. While I wasn’t able to take pictures inside the Pinocchio exhibit, I took so many in the rest of the museum including a video throughout.
We also were present for the lighting of the Christmas lights on the Disney family home model.
The Walt Disney Family Museum Picture Slideshow
The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to the level of fine art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global yet distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology along with a vast collection of historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, myriad interactive galleries presenting early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.
Guided Tour of The Walt Disney Family Museum