If you find yourself in San Francisco and want to learn a little something, then it is definitely worth checking out the Walt Disney Family Museum.
It is not owned by the giant corporation, but by the Disney family. The museum is dedicated to Walt, his life, and his accomplishments.
Now, I’m sure we are all very familiar with this mans work. But you may not know his story. I won’t write a whole biography here, but suffice it to say that he followed a path similar to many of my favorite artists.
He knew he wanted to draw. And so draw he did.
Walt was too young to enlist in World War I, so he signed up with the American Red Cross and drove ambulances in France. When he got back after the war he was not going to go back into the family business. He moved to California and got a job drawing cartoons.
As in any life, there were plenty of ups and downs from there. But we all know how his story turned out. He left a legacy that will last forever.
It would take me ages to write down everything about this revolutionary. Walt Disney was a brilliant man, and if you really want to know more, check out the museum.
A few snippets:
You know they used to draw out each individual frame, right?
Walt’s original design for Disneyland is not how the park turned out.
One of his quotes: “You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”