Special Exhibitions

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SCREENINGS

FILM OF THE MONTH
FILM OF THE MONTH
Hallowscreen! | Oct 20–31 | 1:30 & 4pm
Free with museum admission, check calendar for exceptions
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


DISCUSSIONS

SPOTLIGHT TALKS | Storyboarding
Sat, Oct 31 | 11am, 1 & 3pm
Free with museum admission
Find out what it’s like to conceive, design, build, and test a Disney park railroad according to Walt’s vision. Hear the stories behind such popular attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Lilly Belle Parlor Car, and the Wildlife Express Train, as told by three accomplished railroaders who together share over 100 years of Disney Imagineering experience: Tony Baxter, former senior vice president creative development; Joel Fritsche, executive director; and Ray Spencer, executive creative director. Michael Campbell, president of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, moderates the discussion.

TALK | I’ve Been Working on the Railroad: Imagineering Walt’s Trains
Sat, Nov 15 | 3-4:30pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Find out what it’s like to conceive, design, build, and test a Disney park railroad according to Walt’s vision. Hear the stories behind such popular attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Lilly Belle Parlor Car, and the Wildlife Express Train, as told by three accomplished railroaders who together share over 100 years of Disney Imagineering experience: Tony Baxter, former senior vice president creative development; Joel Fritsche, executive director; and Ray Spencer, executive creative director. Michael Campbell, president of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, moderates the discussion.

TALK | The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis and the Secrets of Walt’s Movie Magic
Sat, Nov 22 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Join author and Academy Award–winning animation director and designer John Canemaker for a discussion of one of early animation's most enigmatic and fascinating characters, Herman Schultheis. Canemaker relates the discovery of the technician’s long-hidden scrapbook of behind-the-scenes special-effects wizardry and ingenuity of early Disney films.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

SPECIAL PROGRAM | A Day of Space at The Walt Disney Family Museum
Sat, Nov 8 | 10am–5pm
$10 members | $12 non-members
In collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, scientists and Disney historians discuss and demonstrate Walt’s influence on the Space Age with his “Man in Space” television series.

CLASSES & ACTIVITIES

OPEN STUDIO | Stop-Motion Animation
Sat & Sun, Nov 1 & 2, Nov 9 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
Explore hands-on activities in stop motion animation as you make three-dimensional objects come to life in a short animated film.

OPEN STUDIO | Miniature Diorama Train: What You’re Thankful For
Sat & Sun, Nov 1 & 2, Nov 9 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
Explore hands-on activities in stop motion animation as you make three-dimensional objects come to life in a short animated film.

LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Summer With Fall!
Every Saturday in Nov & Dec | 10–noon | Learning Center
FREE with museum admission
It's getting cooler out, the night comes earlier, fall 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 autumn.