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Ward Kimball the Artist

In recognition of Ward Kimball's centennial year, we're spending Wednesdays with Ward until his next birthday on March 4. Today, we hand the mic off to Walt Disney, himself, who had a few words to say about Ward's artistry. Click through to tune in. 

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Animated Contrarian: Celebrating Ward Kimball's Centennial Year

In recognition of Ward Kimball's centennial year, we're spending Wednesdays with Ward until his next birthday on March 4. Today, we explore the animator's alternative to the traditional Disney style—what we may call “illusion-of-life” animation. Click through to read more about Kimball's original, humorous, and cognitive techniques. 

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Disney and Lionel

The immersive, hands-on Family Activity Area located in our current exhibition, All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains, is made possible with the generous support of Lionel, LLC—a company that was saved by a Mickey Mouse handcar in 1934. Read more for a glimpse into the history between Disney and Lionel. 

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2015 Member for a Day

Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day this Saturday, January 24. Click through to see which institutions are participating in reciprocal membership! 

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Program Recap: Imagineering Walt's Trains

In anticipation of all the wonderful programs, talks, workshops, and activities offered at The Walt Disney Family Museum this year, we'll be sharing a number of interesting recaps and highlights of previous programs offered at the museum during the latter half of 2014. Read on for a fantastic synopsis of a trains-related program the museum hosted last November, written by guest blogger Roger Colton. A similar program will be offered this month, January 24, at 11am and 3pm. Click through for more details!

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