Just the other day I visited the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco, California. I've been wanting to go for years and finally made it. And I highly recommend it.
The museum is a chronological history of Walt Disney's life and career. The first room is about his parents, grandparents and his childhood. Then it gradually progresses through his schooling, his interest in animation, the creation of Mickey Mouse, and onward up through the cartoons and films up to his death. There are tons of cool "artifacts" in the museum, including numerous movie cameras, original drawings, original animation cels, many of Walt's personal items, and many many more. There's also a display case of all his Academy Awards. There's even some interactive items. In the Disneyland part of the museum, visitors are able to take the controls of a Tiki Room bird.
The museum is not only great for all Disney lovers, but all animators or anyone interested in animation. They also offer classes for kids on the basics of drawing and animating. They even have a small theater where they show Disney films.
Currently, they have a special exhibit about the Nine Old Men that runs through January 7, 2019. I highly recommend that as well. Visitors get an in-depth look at the animation process and those nine guys that helped build the Disney legacy.
So, yeah. If you ever visit San Francisco, you've got to find time to go to this museum. It's definitely worth it.
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