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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Creation of a Classic (Disney Museum/Presidio)

About the Exhibit

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic celebrates Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of this groundbreaking film, upon its 75th anniversary. Guided by the vision of a master storyteller, 32 animators, 1032 assistants, 107 inbetweeners, 10 layout artists, 25 background artists, 65 special effects animators and 158 inkers and painters and countless production staff came together to create the masterpiece.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic features more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how Walt Disney advanced the creation of an entirely new art form. The Walt Disney Studios released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Hollywood’s Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937. As the first full-length, animated feature film, Walt Disney’s groundbreaking masterpiece drew worldwide acclaim, winning the Grand Biennale Art Trophy from the Venice Film Festival and special awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. The film also received an honorary custom-made Oscar® which consisted of one standard Oscar® statuette alongside seven miniature statuettes (representing each of the Dwarfs).

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues to garner accolades and awards. In 1989, it was among the first 25 featured films to be preserved in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, and in 2008, it was named the Greatest Animated Film of All Time by the American Film Institute. The film also marked a pivotal milestone in animation. Calling upon the experience they gained from creating the early Disney animated shorts and the award-winning Silly Symphonies, Walt Disney and his artists defined the artistic foundation that would shape all their other animated feature films to follow.

--The above was lifted from the Museum's website.

Time, Place & Money

1:00 Meet at the entrance of the Museum. We will go in at 1:15 sharp.

1:15-3:00 View special exhibit Snow White and the Sevent Dwarfs: The Making of a Classic and the permanent collection if you purchase a combo ticket.

3:00-4:00 Gather in the Museum Cafe for coffee and conversation

4:00-5:30 Screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, 87 minutes)

The museum closes at 6:00 pm

Combo ticket to the special exhbition and general collection (including film) is $25 ($20 for seniors/students). A ticket to the special exhibit only is $10. You can buy your ticket online here:

BAMM fee: There is a $3 fee to reserve your spot with the Bay Area Museum Meetup Group. The fee covers subscription costs and cuts down on no-shows.

Transit and Parking

Here is how to get to the museum, where to park and all that jazz.

No Flake Expectations

If your schedule changes, cancel your reservation with enough time for folks on the waiting list to move up. Life happens, but late cancellations (less than 24 hours in advance) should be an exception. No-shows are not nice.

Your organizer does not check email or cell phone for last minute communications. This allows her to greet people who are there and enjoy the museum herself. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a beautiful day in the Presidio and the Walt Disney Family Museum is amazing for anyone interested in history, film, animation or popular culture/art. The museum is quite large, so next time I'll plan on a solid 2 hours for the exhibit. Thanks John for showing up and enjoying it with me!

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jennifer, we never seem to meet. Prayers and best wishes.

    December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had problems so called the museum and paid over the phone.

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I spoke to someone at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Although they expect to be crowded tomorrow, the exhibit will not sell out. Worst case scenario is waiting 15 minutes for the next timed entry. If you are trying to buy your ticket online, be aware that the website does not interface well with some browsers, Iphone's, tablets etc. See you all soon!

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is timed entry for the exhibit tomorrow, so if you haven't bought a ticket yet, you might want to do so snow. Someone reported difficulty. The museum's website is a little frustrating, but here is what I did and it worked: 1) From the museum's main page, click on VISIT at the left of the bar across the page; 2) Scroll to the bottom and click the red button GET TICKETS; 3) In the box for Adult Tickets, click tomorrow's date for both general admission and special exhibition. It's a little tempermental, but it works. Make sure it selects tomorrow 12/30; 4) General admission is listed as 10am (when museum opens) but there is timed entry for the special exhibit. You can pick 1:15 tomorrow by using the scroll on the right of the box. If 1:15 sells out, try for 1:30. Let me know if you have any problems.

    December 29, 2012

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