The Museum of Flight in Seattle announces the opening of its latest exhibit, an immersive experience in collaboration with The Walt Disney Studios: The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. This traveling exhibit will debut on July 9 at the William E. Boeing Red Barn and will retell the multi-faceted story of Walt Disney Studios’ contributions to the Allies during World War II.
Created in collaboration by World War II historian Kent Ramsey and the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II exhibit at The Museum of Flight takes visitors into the story of Walt Disney’s efforts to help the Allies during World War II. During this time period of world history, the studio, including Disney himself, devoted 90 percent of its wartime output to help create media that would be comforting and educational to help the American people understand war-related topics and ease their anxieties. They used familiar characters to help spread the message in a more amusing, family-friendly way, with characters like Donald Duck appearing in short films, military insignias, advertisements and magazines.
During the museum visit, guests can expect to see more than 550 artifacts and 25-plus film clip examples from this unique period in animation history, including rare original artwork.
Tickets are included in The Museum of Flight’s general admission, and the exhibit will be open until Feb. 5.
To learn more about The Walt Disney Studios and World War II exhibit at The Museum of Flight, visit museumofflight.org.