Inside The WALT DISNEY FAMILY Museum, you'll find the temporary exhibition "Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja" where you can see characters like Scar, the villain of The Lion King, The Lion King.
A few weeks ago, during the Disney Coco Pixar event, I had the opportunity to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum's museum for the first time. The museum is located in San Francisco, California and features interactive galleys dedicated to the life and legacy of Walt Disney, as well as various temporary special exhibits.
As you may know, I'm a fan of Disney and its movies; Besides, I love museums, so this was the perfect combination for a good walk. Here's a little bit of what you can find at The Walt Disney Family Museum:
Deja View Exhibition: The Art of Andreas Deja (Until October 9, 2017)
We start the tour, visiting the new original exhibition Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja, which shows some of the work of this animation artist.
Andreas Deja has been one of the most versatile character animators, hired by The Walt Disney Studios in 1980. The exhibition shows drawing sketches on paper and pencil, models of wire and pulp sculptures, and digital animation sequences of some of his characters.
Remember Scar, the main villain of The Lion King or The Lion King? This cunning and evil villain of elegant mane, is the creation of Andreas Deja. Other characters include Jafar, Gaston, Hercules, Mama Odie and Lilo.
The Lion King (1994) was just released on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 15th and this next August 29th will be the premiere on Blu-ray, it's a good opportunity to see the family movie with new generations as my daughter.
The exhibition Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja Deja also shows a bit of his independent projects as his next premiere film: Mushka.
AWAKING BEAUTY: THE ART OF EYVIND EARLE (Until January 8, 2018)
From there, we walked a little and headed to an attached building to see the exhibition Awaking Beauty: The Art of by Eyvind Earle, which shows the life and work of the artist, known for being his works in some Walt Disney classics such as: Sleeping Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Lady and the Knight (Lady and the Tramp 1955) and Peter Pan (1953).
Here you can see excellent colorful works and very elaborated with different techniques used by the artist, such as scratchboards, screen printing, sculptures; not only From Walt Disney, but also spectacular landscapes and illustrations.
WALT DISNEY GALLERIES
Finally, we toured ten galleries showing the most important moments in Walt Disney's life, from his birth, marriage, career and until his death, on December 15, 1966.
Inside these galleries, you can get an idea of what Walt Disney's life was like with his parents, living on a Missouri farm, his career as an illustrator and photographer during High School and his beginnings at his first animation studio.
His arrival in Hollywood; caricatures of his first character: Oswald, the lucky rabbit; who later lost and led him to create the most famous of his characters: the Mickey mouse, which bears this name thanks to his wife, Lillian Bounds; because Walt thought about naming him Mortimer. Walt Disney received an Oscar for the creation of the Mockey Mouse.
You can also see the creation and evolution of his first characters, the invention of the storyboard and his family life as the father of two daughters. In addition to awards, collection of personal objects, photographs, data from your visit to Latin America, a spectacular model of Disneyland among many other things.
The premiere of Snow White: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, his first animated film was a success, which led him to win the Oscar with a very peculiar statuette, with seven figurines representing the famous dwarves, the award was presented to Walt by actress Shirley Temple in 1939. Did you know that Walt Disney holds the record for the most Academy Awards received?
After this, came many new characters, projects, films that led to the creation of the theme park of his dreams: Disneyland that there is much to tell. But the saddest galleria; it was that of drawings and emotional cartoons with the news of the day of his death, which reflect the sadness he left.
On your next visit to San Francisco, I recommend you go to The Walt Disney Family Museum, in addition to the exhibits, the view of the Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular!