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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sneak Peek: The Presidio's New Walt Disney Family Museum

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The Walt Disney Family Museum is gearing up to open its doors in early October after several years of meticulous planning and lobbying by several of Disney's children and grandchildren.

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The museum will tell the story of Walt Disney, who raised animation to an art and transformed the film industry, leaving one of the world's largest entertainment companies as a legacy.

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The museum's collection of three historic San Francisco Presidio buildings are renovated former military barracks, a gymnasium and a supply shed. The buildings house 10 linked galleries, a 114-seat screening room, learning center, museum store and cafe.

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An exact scale model of Disney's Epcot and Pirates Bay.
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Samples of original pigments used to color animation keyframes.
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An original two-story camera that allowed Walt Disney unprecedented control of depth of field in his animations.

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