Incredible ‘Jungle Book’ Exhibit Will Soon Debut at Walt Disney Family Museum

The Jungle Book Making a Masterpiece
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When you think about fun Disney vacations to take, a lot of places come to mind. First and foremost, there are the incredible theme parks. Or maybe you want to relax a little more, so you head for Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii. There are also Disney cruises, Adventures By Disney, and gorgeous hotel spots in places like Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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However, if you want a truly unique experience, may we suggest you head to Northern California — San Francisco to be exact. There, you will be able to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Walt Disney Family Museum was formerly an Army barracks that was built in the late 1800s. The museum has been open since 2009 and brings Guests on an inspirational journey through the life of Walt Disney.

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Guests visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum can enjoy a number of exciting experiences — including exhibitions, talks, screenings, classes, and workshops. One exhibit that will be making its way to the museum this summer is one that will focus on the classic Disney film The Jungle Book. It will be called Walt Disney’s Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece. 

Jungle Book Making a Masterpiece

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The museum shared more information on the exhibit:

The Walt Disney Family Museum is delighted to announce its next major special exhibition, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece, in celebration of the beloved Disney animated classic’s 55th anniversary. Guest-curated by acclaimed animator and Disney Legend Andreas Deja, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece will debut Summer 2022 in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall.

This original exhibition will explore the creative complexities behind the making of The Jungle Book (1967), including each character’s unique personality and voice actor counterparts, the rich artwork and use of cutting-edge animation techniques, the memorable soundtrack of original songs by the Sherman Brothers and Terry Gilkyson, the impact of Walt’s passing during production, and the film’s enduring popularity and influence decades after its release.

Running concurrently with this exhibition, the museum will also present its first Cause Awareness exhibition, Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals, in the Lower Lobby and Theater Gallery.In partnership with five wildlife sanctuaries located around the world, the exhibition will be free to view for all museum ticketholders, and will feature abstract and pawprint creations by rescued and rehabilitated animals, complemented by wildlife-inspired artwork by Deja. All works will be available to purchase through the museum’s website, with proceeds supporting the wildlife sanctuaries.

Jungle Book Making a Masterpiece

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The Walt Disney Family Museum has not released a run date for the exhibit, but said that details should be coming this month.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!