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.


The most sure thing in Hollywood these days is definitely a Pixar production and now the Oakland Museum of California is finally giving credit where credit is due with its current exhibition, Pixar: 25 Years of Animation