Lectures & Discussions

Lady and the Tramp: A Technical Triumph
Sat, Apr 26 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 non-members | $15 youth (ages 17 and under)
Oscar-winning Pixar filmmaker Ralph Eggleston talks about one of the most mature and sumptuous films ever imagined by Disney artists and how it has entertained generations of audiences around the world with its wit, artistry and heart.
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A Day of Railroading at the WDFM
Sat, May 10 | 10-3pm
$18 members | $20 non-members |$15 youth (ages 17 and under)

Join us as we celebrate Walt’s lifelong passion for trains with a day of railroading fun! At 10am and 2pm in the main lobby, meet train producer Lowell Smith for a signing and release of his commemorative, limited-edition Great Locomotive Chase boxed train sets.

At 3pm in the theater, enjoy a special screening and discussion of Disney’s historic drama, The Great Locomotive Chase. Fess Parker stars as James J. Andrews in this true-life Civil War story of a daring raid by Union soldiers on Confederate railroads. Hosted by Michael Campbell, president of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, this program includes behind-the-scenes stories and rarely seen footage from the making of this classic film.  Special guests:  Harrison Ellenshaw, painter and visual effects artist; and Joel Fritsche, steam train expert and Imagineer.

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Disneyland: The Fan Driven Time Machine
Sat, May 31 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 non-members | $15 youth (ages 17 and under)
Disney historian Sam Gennawey moderates a discussion about the development of a thriving cottage industry that provides a wealth of information about Disneyland for fans around the world. Guest panelists include authors Jeff Kurtti, Todd Pierce, and Werner Weiss.
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The Golden-Disney Legacy
Sat, Jun 28 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 non-members | $15 youth (ages 17 and under)
Many of the most beloved Golden Books were illustrated by artists who worked at The Walt Disney Studios, and their work would live on to influence new generations of illustrators. Historian Charles Solomon and Golden Books/Random House editorial director Diane Muldrow discuss the art and artists of the golden era of Golden Books and their ongoing influence.
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