Contemporary Disney animation legend Andreas Deja — the supervising animator of iconic characters like Gaston, Jafar, and Scar — is curating a new exhibition about Mickey Mouse for the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Deja co-curated the exhibition with the museum’s longtime director of collections Michael Labrie.
Entitled “Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World,” the exhibit will chronicle the 90-year history of the Walt Disney Company’s most iconic creation, juxtaposing the history of the character with that of its co-creator, Walt Disney.
The exhibit is set to feature more than 400 objects, including rare and never-before-seen drawings, character model sheets, and concept artwork, together with nostalgic merchandise, vintage photographs, and a variety of Mickey’s earliest and most recent animated short films. The exhibit will also highlight artists who have been involved with the character throughout the years.