Vintage Disney

This past weekend, I finally got a chance to see The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. And while I never was a huge Disney fan growing up (okay, maybe The Seven Dwarves were kinda cool), it’s hard not to be impressed with how this humble Midwestern kid turned his little animation studio into an international entertainment giant. (No cryogenics jokes, please!)

The legacy of Mr. Disney has been handled with great care as the museum features a smart layout of spotless exhibit rooms, archival videos, and interactive games — but what appealed to me the most was the classic collection of vintage Disneyland posters that mimic the simple, clean lines of French travel posters and have clearly stood the test of time…and no doubt inspired the Pixar animators during the making of The Incredibles.

Frazetta Family Fiasco!

The early work of Frank Frazetta mimicked the cartoony silliness of the late 60’s and 70’s. However, later on, his style drastically evolved and he is now commonly known as one of the preeminent creators of fantasy art, doing the paperback covers for Tarzan and Conan.

But just last week, Mr. Frazetta’s world of fantasy came crashing back to reality as police arrested his son, Frank Frazetta Jr., for breaking into the family museum and attempting to steal $20 million worth of his father’s artwork. Now that story in itself could be a movie!

Check out the news story on YouTube here.