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Get Your Tickets Now, Cause the Walt Disney Family Museum Opens October 1, 2009

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Get your tickets, cause the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco is opening at 10:00 AM on Thursday October 1, 2009.

Here’s what you’ll see about the Man Behind Micky Mouse, with photos from DavityDave, below. Oh and here’s a sneak peek from Tim Wagner.

It’s here, finally!

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You’ve seen the front, here’s the back:

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Mini-Oscars for the Seven Dwarves:

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Walt drove a bambulance, back in the day:

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So that’s part of what you’ll see starting in October 2009.

See you there!

It’s On! Walt Disney Family Museum to Open October 1, 2009 in San Francisco’s Presidio

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

It’s finally opening! It’s here! Will the NIMBY’s of the Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights and Beyond actually move out of San Francisco the way they threatened to do? Well we’ll all find out next month when the Walt Disney Family Museum puts on its Grand Opening.

Here’s how it’ll look, mas o menos:

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A history lesson:

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Thanks, Walt’s family.

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All the deets. See you there!

The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney will come to life on October 1, 2009, when The Walt Disney Family Museum opens in San Francisco.

Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney grew up on a failing farm in the rural Midwest, fell in love with drawing and animation and traveled, nearly penniless, to California in the early 1920s.  Over the next 40 years, Disney elevated animation to an art form, created the first Academy Award-winning nature documentary, commissioned scores of songs that millions of people know by heart, and oversaw the birth of the first theme park, Disneyland.  Today, more than 40 years after his death, Disney’s characters and creations remain an indelible part of popular culture around the world.

“The name ‘Disney’ calls to mind the vast company that bears my father’s name, rather than my father himself,” said Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a director of the foundation that is funding the $110 million museum.  “My father was a man of endless curiosity who loved to tinker and explore and entertain people.  We look forward to sharing an honest and affectionate portrait of this amazing man.”

Inside the Museum: An American Story

The Walt Disney Family Museum will contain hundreds of audio clips of Disney and his family and coworkers telling the stories of his creations, as well as over 1,600 objects and works of art, 200 monitors, and interactive exhibits that will invite visitors to learn about Walt Disney and the industry he nurtured.  Highlights of the museum include:

 –  The earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse
 –  Animation cels of Disney’s characters
 –  Storyboards, a Disney innovation, that map out timeless film classics
 –  The innovative Multiplane Camera that revolutionized animation
 –  The unique Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Academy Award: one
     full-size Oscar and seven miniature castings
 –  The one-eighth scale train he installed at his Hollywood home that
     spurred his vision for Disneyland

 –  A model of the Disneyland of Walt’s imagination

 Visit www.waltdisney.org for more information.

Tickets for the Presidio’s Walt Disney Family Museum On Sale August 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Well, this is what you’ve been waiting for, Disney fans. The Walt Disney Family Museum will open this Fall for sure, and tickets will go on sale August 1st. Read all about it in the New York Times and SFGate/The Chronicle. (Compare this flashy photo from Liz Hafalia with this one from Peter Da Silva, if you’d like)

The Disney Blog is not pleased with the San Francisco location however. Oh well, it’s a done deal. Today, workers are making good progress with Building 104, hammering away on the front porch. See all the deets below.

This is what it looked like last year. Click to expand:

 

NEW MUSEUM TO PRESENT LIFE & ACHIEVEMENTS OF WALT DISNEY OPENING FALL 2009. VISIONARY ARTIST, STORYTELLER & ENTREPRENEUR ENRICHED IMAGINATION FOR GENERATIONS

The Walt Disney Family Museum to Showcase Early Drawings of Mickey Mouse, Personal
Letters, Disney Family Home Movies & Ground Breaking Technologies

The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, creations, and vision helped define 20th century American culture, will be brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum, which opens in San Francisco in the fall of 2009. The Museum will illuminate Walt Disney’s tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he pursued innovation and excellence while entertaining and enchanting generations worldwide through his pioneering ventures.

The creator of Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disneyland, and the global yet distinctly American company that bears his name, Disney was an independent risk-taker who started his first business at the age of 19 and worked tirelessly to elevate animation to an art form. He invented timeless characters and stories that brought the fantastical to life and continue to inspire a sense of wonder. Through animated and live action films, television programs, and theme parks, Disney created global symbols, icons, and characters that, more than 40 years after his death, are an indelible part of popular culture in America and around the world.

The Walt Disney Family Museum will illustrate how Disney’s irrepressible creativity enriched the imagination of generations. The Museum will tell the story of the man behind the myth in Disney’s own voice and in exhibits that reveal his expansive vision, from early drawings of some of his most popular characters to plans for Disneyland and EPCOT.

Lots more deets, after the jump.

See you in Autumn!

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The Green, Living Roof is Taking Over San Francisco: It’s LEED-Bait

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Do you crave Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council? Of course you do. So that’s why you need to instruct a gardner to get atop your latest project and start planting.

As here in the San Francisco Presidio, where the old Cavalry Barracks (the barracks on Schofield Road, not the Schofield Barracks) are getting a makeover. Look to the right as you speed through the Presidio from the Richmond District towards the Golden Gate Bridge in order to witness the progress. Soon, it will be just like the green-roofed California Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Contemporary Art Museum (CAMP).

Read all about it, below.

 

Can these roofs handle the change from red to Green?

Most likely.

PRESIDIO CAVALRY BARRACKS TO RIDE AGAIN. “LIVING ROOF,” PRESERVATION OF ORIGINAL FIXTURES HIGHLIGHT MAKEOVER OF HISTORIC BUILDING 
 
The cavalry played a significant role in the life of the Presidio for more than 150 years, from 1776, when the first horse-mounted soldiers arrived with the Spanish army until the 1940s when the Presidio sold the last of its horses following World War II.  In the early part of the century, cavalry soldiers trained at the Presidio before shipping out to fight the war in the Philippines. Later, they would protect the state’s newly created national parks, Yosemite and King’s Canyon. 
 
Home for the cavalry soldiers of the time was a two-story, wood-frame barracks up the hill from the stables. Now, work is beginning on a complete and total rehabilitation of the 107-year old building. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of October.
 
“It’s a wonderful, rich building with a lot of character,” says Rob Wallace, an architect with the Presidio Trust. “Unlike a lot of buildings that have undergone similar rehabilitations, this building’s pretty much in tact. We’re really taking it back to the 1902 plan.”

Read more after the jump.

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