The Sound of Disney
August 7, 2020 to January 10, 2021
DFF ─ Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
"The Sound of Disney" DFF exhibition investigates the sonic world of the Disney classics. It explores the use of music, sound, and dialogue in both the original and in many of the dubbed versions of these movies. It ranges from his short Micky Mouse cartoons and popular "Silly Symphonies" series of the 1920s and 1930s to the feature-length masterpieces created later in Walt Disney’s lifetime (1901-1966) such as SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (US 1937) to THE JUNGLE BOOK (US 1967).
The main exhibition features a display from the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s Puppet Theater/Fairground Attraction collection. The Museum was the final venue of "How Walt Disney Animation Is Made", an exhibition which toured Europe between 1959 and 1963. This extraordinary collection was assembled by Walt Disney himself, a few years before his death. Last shown here in 2008/09 under the title "Walt Disney: the Münchner Stadtmuseum Collection"., it includes production sketches, character studies, animation cels and background designs from several well-known Walt Disney productions, as well as photographs of some of their makers. The exhibition also features loans from the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the American Heritage Center, together with items from the DFF’s established collections and some more recent acquisitions.