The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog
May 11, 2017
Walt’s Deep Sea Adventures: Tomorrowland’s Submarine Voyage
Walt Disney was very proud of his Submarine Voyage fleet, and rightly so, as it was once referred to as the eighth largest submarine fleet in the world.
May 9, 2017
Harper Goff: The “Second” Imagineer
Walt Disney assigned Harper Goff to a project known by some as “Disneylandia,” and Goff drew up the little “Mickey Mouse Park” concept art, which inspired the nickname “the Second Imagineer.”
May 8, 2017
Ron and Diane Get Married
Diane Disney met Ron Miller on a blind date while they were students at the University of Southern California. On May 9, 1954, they married, and spent nearly 60 years together, raising seven children.
Apr 24, 2017
Frank Thomas: The Key-Playing Key Animator
Frank was employed by The Walt Disney Studios on September 24, 1934—he was employee #224. Animating complex characters and sequences throughout his illustrious career, he had an essential role in nearly every animated feature produced during Walt’s lifetime.
Apr 13, 2017
From Driving to Disneyland Paris: Walt and Europe
When Walt celebrated his 17th birthday near Paris during the first World War, he had no idea what would one day stand just one hour’s drive away—Disneyland Paris.
Mar 24, 2017
Ub Iwerks: Master of Animation and Technology
Ub Iwerks was a man of many talents. He was a prolific animator and a brilliant technical mind. He was Walt’s Swiss Army knife, a man who was to Walt whatever he needed him to be.
Mar 19, 2017
Celebrating 50 Years of Riding Along in the Gnome-Mobile
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s summer of love we are screening some classic 1960s Disney films all summer long, including The Gnome-Mobile, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Mar 10, 2017
Walt’s Last Adventure: The 50th Anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean
First known by the title Blue Bayou Lagoon, what came to be Pirates of the Caribbean was Walt’s crowning achievement in full-dimensional storytelling.
Mar 10, 2017
The Absent-Minded Professor and the Goo that Flew!
One story was about rubber and another was about a flying car; inspired by the stories of Samuel Taylor's short stories, the writers at The Walt Disney Studios created The Absent-Minded Professor.