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Enjoy this unprecedented debut of over 250 original Disney animation cels, concept sketches, painted backgrounds and storyboard drawings featuring beloved Disney characters including Pinocchio, Snow White, Peter Pan and Mickey Mouse. Take a step back in time to the Golden Age of Animation, when a single second of animated film required 24 hand-drawn cels.
These masterpieces are generously shared by local San Diego collector, David Yaruss whose passion for collecting was first ignited in 1975 at one of the first Comic-Cons, held in the basement of the El Cortez hotel. Yaruss credits that experience with changing his life forever and kick-starting his passion for collecting original Disney animation art, comics, historical items and books that has grown into a collection he characterizes as “too precious not to share.”
Enhance your “Art of Fantasia and Other Disney Classics” experience and attend the following special events: (Included with price of admission)
Join us for a screening of the 40-minute documentary, “Growing Up With Nine Old Men,” which shares interesting, funny, and touching stories of what it was like growing up with the men who drew Disney’s classic films like Bambi, Pinocchio, and more. Following the screening, meet two of the now grown children of the early animators during an enlightening panel discussion. RSVP REQUIRED.
During exhibitions, the Museum hours are as follows:
- Mon – Wed: Closed
- Thu – Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sun: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular admission is $8. Senior (60+), military, and student discounts is $5. Center Members and children 12 and under are FREE!
Pre-Ordered Museum admissions are redeemable for any single date of the exhibition. Please print your order confirmation and bring it to the museum to redeem for admission.
For more information, please call (760) 839-4138.
Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.
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