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FILM OF THE MONTH: Dumbo
Showtimes: 1:30 daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Soar high in the sky with Dumbo, the world’s only flying elephant, and his pal Timothy the mouse.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays

FILM OF THE MONTH: Christmas with Walt
Showtimes: 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Enjoy a peek into Walt’s life during the holidays—at work, at play, and at home with his family.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


TALKS

SPOTLIGHT TALK | The Animation Process
Every Fri, Sat & Sun in Dec | 11am, 1 & 3pm
Free with museum admission
The production pipeline for an animated film goes through many different hands, from the beginning of the animation process up to the finished product. Join us for a brief discussion about the crucial steps taken by Walt’s studio to successfully complete an animated film.

TALK | The Disney Effect
Saturday, Jan 10 | 11am | LucasFilm/ILM Premier Theater
$25 members | $30 non-members | $20 youth (17 and under)
Parents and experts in the field of autism have discovered a secret door to communication with children on the autism spectrum: Disney animated films. Hear how these children can learn about life, language, and emotion from favorite Disney characters created during Walt’s time and beyond. Disney historian Jeff Kurtti moderates a discussion about this groundbreaking topic with Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Life, Animated; Dr. Bryna Siegel, leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of autism  spectrum disorders; and Jonathan Freeman, actor in Disney Theatrical Productions and the voice of Jafar in Aladdin.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

SPECIAL PROGRAM | Animation Access! Pinocchio (Ages 14+)
Fri, Jan 9 | 3pm | Theater & Learning Center
Tickets: Free but registration required.
Animation Access is a series of programs designed to introduce children and young adults affected by autism to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Come enjoy animation, art, and innovation in a welcoming environment.

SPECIAL PROGRAM | Animation Access! Pinocchio (Ages 13 & under)
Fri, Jan 11 | 10am | Theater & Learning Center
Tickets: Free but registration required.
Animation Access is a series of programs designed to introduce children and young adults affected by autism to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Come enjoy animation, art, and innovation in a welcoming environment.

CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

OPEN STUDIO | Miniature Diorama Train
Sat & Sun, Dec 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
Inspired by Walt Disney’s fascination with trains and miniatures – some of his most notable personal hobbies - create a display of your own interests and hobbies within a small diorama. Connect your unique creation to others’ to form a miniature diorama train that will tour through our Learning Center!

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LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Fun With Winter!
Every Sat and Mon in Dec | 10–noon | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
It's getting cooler out, the night comes earlier, winter is in the air! Come join us in Little Open Studio to explore this wonderful time of year. Through open-ended, collaborative art activities, visitors will transform our Learning Center into a magical nighttime forest. Together we'll explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of winter.