Walt Disney played an interesting role in American history. He was a pioneer in animation, film, television and theme parks, just to name a few areas. His name is known by parents and kids all around the world. Yet like most people, there were some less-than-magical chapters in his life — the 1941 studio strike and subsequent testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee being the largest. I had a journalism professor in college who used to joke about visiting the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, CA, and noting the only mention of Watergate was a dusty display in a corner lit by a single, flickering bulb. But unlike that whitewashing over Nixon's biography, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco doesn't shy away from the controversial moments in Walt's life. It's surprisingly straight-forward, painting a full picture of the man who built an entertainment empire from a mouse.