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  • Jun 17, 2016

    “The Best Education I Ever Had”: Mel Shaw at The Walt Disney Studios

    Mel Shaw’s life as an all-out renaissance man produced a near overwhelming amount of artistic creations, from painting to sculpture to sketches and pastels, many of which are exhibited in Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback at The Walt Disney Family Museum. The fascinating works on display include a selection of Shaw’s work when he was working for Walt during the Studios’ golden age. 

  • Jun 15, 2016

    Growing Up Disney

    In honor of Father’s Day, we share the stories told by Diane Disney Miller about her father, Walt Disney. In 1956, Diane sat down with journalist Peter Martin where she spoke candidly about what it was like to be Walt’s daughter.

  • Jun 8, 2016

    Paving the Way for Success: The Importance of Pinocchio

    What makes Pinocchio such an important film in the Disney canon? Beyond the laudable artistic merits of the film itself,  Pinocchio represents Walt Disney's greatest animated achievement.

  • Jun 3, 2016

    Happy Birthday Jimmy Macdonald!

    May 19th would have been Jimmy’s 110th birthday. We invite you to celebrate Walt’s chosen substitute by making some noise, Jimmy Macdonald-sound effects style!

  • May 26, 2016

    John Canemaker Talks Tytla and Kahl and Pinocchio

    On Saturday, May 21, 2016, John Canemaker, guest curator of Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio, took guests on an in-depth exploration into the works of two great animation legends: Vladimir Tytla and Milt Kahl. Canemaker discussed Disney’s extraordinary film, Pinocchio. 

  • Oct 7, 2015

    Remembering Kevin Corcoran (1949–2015)

    "I am saddened to hear about the passing of Kevin Corcoran," said Miller. "My thoughts go out to Laura and his family. He was a great man and I will miss him."

  • Sep 16, 2015

    American Experience: Walt Disney

    WGBH’s American Experience: Walt Disney, which aired on PBS this week, was created independently of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Here are our thoughts on the program.

  • Jul 28, 2015

    From 1955 to 2015: Disneyland's Mark Twain in the "E" Ticket

    This July, Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, celebrates its 60th Anniversary. As part of the occasion, each week we’ll be featuring an exclusive article from the pages of the celebrated "E" Ticket magazine

  • Jul 23, 2015

    Program Recap: The Making of Hullabaloo

    Check out the highlights and recap of a program at The Walt Disney Family Museum, featuring a discussion with James Lopez about the making of Hullabaloo, his latest animated project. 

  • Jul 21, 2015

    From 1955 to 2015: Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

    This July, Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, celebrates its 60th Anniversary. As part of the occasion, each week we’ll be featuring an exclusive article from the pages of the celebrated "E" Ticket magazine

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