Disney gives a big nod to the Burbank Centennial with an exhibit focused on animated films and theme parks; conceptual drawings and final park schematics serve as proof of their pioneering an entertainment paradigm. In 1939, Walt Disney built a studio to produce animated films on 50 acres along Buena Vista Street. “Fantasia” was one of the first two films produced in the new studio (“Pinocchio” was the other) which will be the heart of the Disney display in the Burbank Anniversary Exhibition.
Warner Bros. Studios brings from their broad portfolio an autographed script from the sitcom “Friends” as well as Leonardo DiCaprio’s costume from the movie “Inception.” It is rumored that Marvin the Martian, the Warner Bros. animated antlike version of Mars, the Roman god of war, will make an appearance in maquette form (study scale model). Cartoon Network also contributes a maquette of one of their “Power Puff Girls” animated characters, and Nickelodeon will run video of its current 12 shows with plenty of interesting still photos in its exhibit.