There on the wall was the earliest known drawing of Mickey Mouse.
In the showcase was a one of a kind Oscar with Seven Dwarf Oscars.
There were early pictures of Walt Disney at work
The past summer we toured The Walt Disney Family Museum located in the Presidio near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
On display are the Oscars went to Walt Disney the innovator and Producer, not to the Disney Corporation.
So more than a dozen Oscars are displayed in his family’s museum, not in the corporate headquarters.
The Disney Family Museum is more personal, is not corporate, it showcases his vision,
his innovations, the stories and dreams he brought to life.
There are lots of early works
There are original cells and sketches from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Images of work on Bambi
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice/Fantasia
And many more. I liked how Walt often jumped into the action
The original sketches and favorite filmed scenes were a joy.
On a TV Screen I could see the Wonderful World of Disney of my childhood come to life. I could see the original models for Disney World. I could feel the magic.
It is well worth at least a half a day or it can be a full day destination visit. It was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco.
Happy Birthday Walt, and thank you.
Bruce Summers is a Personal Historian with Summoose Tales, Summersbw@gmail.com