The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Disney Family Museum

We arrived here an hour before closing so couldn't get into see the current exhibition "Disney & Dali" which sounds intriguing but I'm sure we'll return because the whole place is so interesting.

It tracks Disney's life and work from his earliest days in silent film.
A series of films about a little girl named Alice ran three years with several different child actresses. It combined live action with animation and eventually it was the animation that held Disney's interest.
An elevator ride takes us through Walt's Midwest childhood.
The paints that color Mickey and Donald et al
During WW2, the studio devoted itself to propaganda films, while the animators turned out nudie drawings of pin up girls for the troops.

Most fascinating were the photos of fully staged live action scenes from which animators then created full length cartoons such as PETER PAN. Above, Hans Conreid as Captain Hook.

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