Uh... most everybody knows that Diane Disney Miller does the intro to the new Bambi blu-ray, right? Her short spiel is kind of robotic (dare I say animatronic?), but at least it shows a collaboration - even on a small scale - between the Disney museum and the Walt Disney Company...
Found this thread and wanted to jump in with my two cents. As a fan, I'm just happy that all of those amazing Disney artifacts and memorabilia are out of cardboard boxes (gasp!) and on display for public view. As a former student of art history and museum studies (yes, it's a legitimate field!), I'm elated that these 1000s of items (everything from collectibles to the famous Snow White Oscar to animation cells and photographs) are finally seeing the light of day in a much-deserved setting. Obviously, Anaheim would have made sense for the location of the Disney Family Museum, but couldn't the same be said of Griffith Park or Burbank, since the family obviously spent time there, too?
The important thing is that this museum serves the public and Disney fans, and gets supported in return. Last summer Disney historian/author Jeff Kurti (author of the "Art of..." books such as "Art of Disneyland") made an appearance at a mini-convention, where he spoke a bit about the Disney Family Museum and how he helped consult at the request of Diane Disney Miller. There wasn't much anti-WDC talk at all, in fact it seems like WDC and it's non-theme park offerings (D23, DCL, ABD) have alot to gain (indirect vacation profits) by fans traveling to the Bay Area to visit the Disney Family Museum.