Walt Disney's whimsical, fairytale vision of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs is the animated film that started it all, a whopping 75 years ago. It is perhaps the most classic animated film, by which all other animated films have been measured since the innovative art form was invented. To celebrate Snow White's 75th anniversary, Wells Fargo is teaming up with the Presidio's Walt Disney Family Museum for its first major exhibition: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic.
The exhibition, which runs through April 14, 2013, 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. 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. It 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.
It's all brought to the public in large part by Wells Fargo, who supports organizations that strengthen communities. With the Museum’s extensive education and family programs, Wells Fargo hopes to inspire and help shape kids of all ages to become the Walt Disneys of tomorrow, while bringing families together through experiences that create lasting memories.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic runs through April 14, 2013 at The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129 415-345-6800