The work of Glen Keane is on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum

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The Walt Disney Family Museum
March 1, 2018
The work of Glen Keane is on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum

On View: Make Believe at the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Make Believe exhibit has ended. Please visit the Walt Disney Family Museum for updated exhibit information.

The Walt Disney Family Museum's latest original exhibition, Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, showcases the Disney animator and Oscar Award-winning artist's career and work from The Fox and the Hound (1981) to Tangled (2010). Keane was the artist behind many of your favorite characters, including Tarzan, Ariel, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and the Beast. Make Believe is on view from March 8 to Sept. 3, 2018.

About the Exhibition

Keane curated this exhibition himself, in partnership with the museum's Director of Collections and Exhibitions. Featuring sketches, hand-drawn animation, and maquettes from throughout his career, Make Believe offers an intimate look at many of Keane's iconic characters, from beloved films such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Pocahontas (1995), and Tarzan (1999).

Personal work of Keane's is also on display in the exhibition, offering guests a unique look at his evolving innovation and use of emerging technology. A collaboration with the Paris Opera on Nephtali is included, as well as a look at his 2017 work with NBA star Kobe Bryant and composer John Williams on the 2018 Academy Award-winning short Dear Basketball.

Keane also worked with Google Spotlight Stories to create a mobile 360 short film using hand-drawn animation, which evolved into a collaboration on Virtual Reality drawing tool Tilt Brush. This exciting technology will be on display within this exhibit, with a 3D-printed rendering of Keane's Victory Dance, created with Tilt Brush, as well as his early partnership work from 2014, Duet.

Make sure to keep an eye on the museum's calendar of events, as Tilt Brush artworks will be showcased throughout the year, including with the upcoming Walt Disney's Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation, coming in May 2018.

Ticket Information

The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in the historic Presidio, with a breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum presents the fascinating story of Walt Disney, from his early years to his work in transforming the film industry while creating an American legacy, through a vast collection of historic materials, artifacts, interactive displays and more.

Make Believe is the museum's 22nd original exhibition and is on view in the museum's Theater Gallery from March 8 to Sept. 3, 2018. Tickets for this special exhibition is included with general admission purchase on-site or online at

Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book in advance to receive discounted admission. For more information, and to inquire about guided tours, please visit the museum's Group Sales.

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