Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World

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Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced a new exhibit, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.  This will be an exclusive exhibit celebrating the most recognizable character in animation.  The exhibit will appear in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall from May 16, 2019 until January 6, 2020.  The exhibit is also appearing in conjunction with the museum’s tenth anniversary.  The photo above is of a Tennessee Loveless tribute to Mickey Mouse that will be included in the exhibit.

They will also be including animation cells and concept art, like this one of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

This sketch was done by Les Clark and is a publicity drawing from some time around 1930.  It was gifted to the museum by Ron and Diane Miller.

This poster of Mickey Mouse from 1935 is part of the Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, and has been loaned to the museum for this special exhibit.

Joanna Miller donated this unique piece of art to the exhibit.  This is an original entitled Thru the Mirror by Tom Wood.  Created in 1936, it was featured in Good Housekeeping in 1942.  The exhibit will take guests on a journey through nine decades of Mickey Mouse and tell the story of Walt Disney by his side.  There will be artwork never before seen by the public in addition to production pieces and artifacts.  For young visitors, there will be interactive displays and hands on activities.  While museums tend to appeal to adults, we cannot forget that Mickey Mouse was created to delight children of all ages.

During the first week the exhibit is open, please join the Walt Disney Family Museum for some special events.  On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 you can experience Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World Preview with Guest Curator Andreas Deja.  These tours will take place from 1pm-2pm and 4pm-5pm.  Saturday, May 18, 2019 will be Voicing an Icon: Talks with Bret Iwan from 11am to 12:30pm and 3pm-4:30pm.  For more information, please visit their website.

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