Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Buffalo Bill on Stage
LocationBuffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
The story of William F. Cody’s galloping ascent into the big time is captured in this kinetic animation.
At the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this short animation punctuates the newly renovated and redesigned exhibits with an exciting story of fame, fortune, buffalo, guns, train travel, triumph, and more buffalo.
Ned Buntline, the writer and impresario responsible for starting Cody’s career in show business, narrates this fast-paced, humorous video. Visitors witness Cody’s first days on the stage, his travels around the country playing himself, and the genesis of his iconic "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show. The movie breathes new life and whimsy into historical photographs, posters, and ephemera from the museum’s archival collection.
Press & Awards“Buffalo Bill Museum Re-Opens after $2.75 Million Renovation,” Entertainment Designer, June 2012
You can’t expect a museum to be without a smart phone app these days, so the Buffalo Bill Museum made sure to release one in conjunction with the opening of the new museum. With this app, visitors can use their smart phones to scan QR codes at exhibits and access supplementary information and stories. The app is not only an attempt to keep up to date with current technology, but, according to Dr. Rumm, it is in keeping with Buffalo Bill’s marketing strategy: ‘In his own time, William F. Cody used every communication medium available to him to present the American West to the world. We have continued that legacy by creating a museum for the 21st century, using every communication tool at our disposal to enhance the experiences our visitors receive.’“New Buffalo Bill Museum tells ‘the rest of the story’,” Powell Tribune, Ilene Olson, May 2012
…A humorous “Monty Python-like” animated presentation talks about Buffalo Bill’s stage career.“Buffalo Bill Museum ready for ‘first look’,” Cody Enterprise, Heidi Hansen, May 2012
Residents can get their “first look” at new exhibits and old favorites – all complete with QR codes to get more information via smart phones…
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- Mike Olson
- Jinu Yang
- Alyssa Glass
- Creative Collaborator
- Lawrence Johnson Productions