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Celebrating Burny Mattinson

On Burny Mattinson's 80th birthday today, we take a look back at his 63 years of service at The Walt Disney Studios. 

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May 9, 1954

Ron Miller and Diane Disney were married in a small church ceremony in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1954. Find out more about that special day after the jump. 

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Wednesdays with Ward: Looking Back

In honor of what would have been Disney Legend Ward Kimball's 101st birthday today, let's take a look back at the month-long celebration we had during Wednesdays with Ward. 

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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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