Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to Nature - Gallery 8 at the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum shares a few more images with us. Gallery 8 spotlights "Walt and the Natural World," a look at Walt's True-Life Adventures and People and Places documentaries. We also get a glimpse at Walt Disney, the outdoorsman.

An artist's rendering of Gallery 8:

A movie poster from the 1955 True-Life Adventure "The African Lion." The film was directed by James Algar, narrated by Winston Hibler and edited from over 100,000 feet of footage shot by documentarians Alfred and Elma Milotte:

Walt Disney was an accomplished horseman and, in the 1930s, an avid polo player. He was also a regular participant in the Ranchos Vistadores, an invitation-only trail ride event near Santa Barbara. Here is a silver mounted saddle from the ride:

The Walt Disney Family Museum opens October 1st in the Presidio in San Francisco.

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