Special Exhibitions

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FILM OF THE MONTH: Lady and the Tramp
Showtimes: 1:30 & 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater | Free with museum admission
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


SPOTLIGHT TALKS | Mary Blair & the Movies
Fri–Sun, Apr 25–27 | Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall
FREE with special exhibition admission
To celebrate our new special exhibition, join us for a discussion about part of Mary Blair’s amazing career. Facilitated by a museum educator, this talk will touch upon the stories behind such classic films as Cinderella and Peter Pan, while guiding you through different examples of Mary’s vibrant and dazzling artistic style.

TALKS | Lady and the Tramp: A Technical Triumph
Sat, Apr 26 | Theater
$18 members | $20 non-members | $15 youth (ages 17 and under)
Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is one of the most mature and sumptuous films ever imagined by Disney artists. Released at a pivotal moment in the growth of the Studios, the film has entertained generations of audiences around the world with its wit, artistry and heart. Join Ralph Eggleston, Oscar-winning filmmaker at Pixar Animation Studios, for a discussion of the film’s development and unique place in America’s film history.


A Day of Railroading at the WDFM
Sat, May 10 | 10am & 2pm signings | 3pm presentation
$18 members | $20 non-members |$15 youth (ages 17 and under)
Join us for a day of railroading fun! At 10am and 2pm, train producer Lowell Smith releases his commemorative limited edition boxed train sets and guest artist Jeff Granito signs his Disney-inspired art prints. At 3pm Michael Campbell, President of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, moderates a special screening and discussion of Disney’s historic drama, The Great Locomotive Chase. Includes behind-the-scenes stories, rare footage from the making of the film, and a surprise guest commentary.


OPEN STUDIO | Fashion Illustration
Sat–Sun, Apr 19–20 & 26–27 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE for members or with museum admission
Add some flair to what you wear by designing and illustrating your own clothing and costumes. Get creative by using watercolor and colorful, textured materials to draw these outfits out from your imagination!

LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Storytime and Mobiles
Sat, Apr 5, 12 & 26 | 10–noon | Learning Center
FREE for members or with museum admission
It’s all about mobiles this month! Come to Little Open Studio where you can twist, attach, and wrap, all kinds of colorful materials to mobiles. Let’s see what we can create together. You can even make a mobile to take home yourself.

WORKSHOP | Acting for Animation
Sat, May 3 | 10–noon | Art Studio
Tickets: Members   Non-members
In this workshop, Pixar animators Doug Frankel and Andrew Schmidt discuss acting in animation using examples from animated and live-action films. Students have an opportunity for hands-on exploration of these principles in both 2D and 3D forms.