Museum

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Atherton Pictures has worked with The National WWII Museum for more than 15 years producing a wide variety of films for use in exhibits, special events, and for fundraising. These are samples from the more than 500 films we have produced for the Museum. 

My Journey: Ernie PYle

Visitors to The National WWII Museum’s Campaigns of Courage pavilion use a dog tag embedded with an RFID chip to scan at five kiosks to follow an individual’s personal story through the war. This is the story of famed journalist Ernie Pyle with actor Gary Sinise providing the voice of Pyle. The film won a Silver Telly Award. 

Victory begins

at home:

new orleans 1944

The Victory Ball is The National WWII Museum’s annual gala, and this film was produced to honor the WWII home front contributions of the residents of New Orleans. This film won a Silver Telly Award.

My Gal Sal is a B-17 that crash landed on an icecap in Greenland during WWII. This film runs in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at The National WWII Museum and gives visitors a short history of how the plane came to hang above them in the museum. This film won a Bronze Telly Award.

Jack Baldwin

oral history

Atherton Pictures has nearly 200 fully produced oral histories running in exhibits at The National WWII Museum. Jack Baldwin tells the story of one little boy and the brutality of war.

Museum gallery

The U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at The National WWII Museum. Atherton Pictures wrote and produced 54 films running in this stunning pavilion.

Inside the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center hangs My Gal Sal, a B-17 about which Atherton Pictures produced a film that plays on two large multi-screen displays on the lower level, and on the kiosk in the foreground of the photo. Beyond Sal on the far wall is a massive 64-monitor multi-screen 4k display that loops two Atherton films.

50 fully produced oral histories complete with veteran interviews, narration, graphics, and archival film footage and photos play at six interactive stations inside the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

Inside the striking U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at The National WWII Museum.

The Campaigns of Courage Pavilion features two floors of immersive exhibits. The Road to Berlin opened in December 2014, and the Road to Tokyo will open in December 2015. Atherton Pictures produced all the films – more than 500 – for the interactive exhibits in this building, and also for viewing online.

When touring the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, visitors can participate in the Dog Tag Experience. Using a dog tag embedded with an RFID chip, visitors view a short film at each of five kiosks that chronicles the story of an individual as they fight the various campaigns of the war. Additionally, visitors can view fully produced Atherton oral histories and other content at these interactive stations.

Atherton Pictures and its sister company, Mighty Coconut, produced a 3D animated film chronicling the destructive American air raid on Berlin. Visitors to the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion: The Road to Berlin stand inside a quonset hut and watch the mission unfold on the planning table before them.

Visitors to the Campaigns of Courage Pavilion: The Road to Berlin peer through the hole blown in the roof of a quonset hut to see the massive bomber train fly overhead as it departs for the bombing of Berlin. Atherton Pictures and its sister company, Mighty Coconut, produced the 3D animated film.