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FILM OF THE MONTH: One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Showtimes: Showtimes: 11am, 1:30 & 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Join us for this fur-raising adventure featuring one of Disney’s most outrageous villains.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


SPOTLIGHT TALKS | A Glimpse into the Art of Marc Davis
Every Fri, Sat & Sun in Sep | 11am, 1 & 3pm
FREE for members or with museum admission
Learn more about one of The Walt Disney Studios’ most celebrated artists as we look closer at one aspect of Marc Davis’ multifaceted career.

TALK | Marc Davis: Walt’s Renaissance Man | SOLD OUT
Sat, Sep 13 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Join master animator Andreas Deja and Bob Kurtz, former student of Marc Davis and founder of the Burbank-based animation studio Kurtz and Friends, for a discussion of Davis’ far-reaching talents and considerable influence on the field of animation. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis.

TALK | Over There with Steve Pilcher
12:30–5:30pm | Lower Lobby & Theater
$36 general, $10 child | Program only: $12 member (general), $5 member (child); $20 general, $9 child
Join Pixar artist Steve Pilcher for a reading, presentation, and book signing for his newest book Over There. Museum members who purchase the premium package are invited to a private reception (12–2pm) with the author before the program (2:30–3:30pm), followed by a book signing (4–5:30pm).

Tickets to the program are still available although the private receptions is at capacity. To get the early scoop on programs, join as a member today!

TALK | The Walt Disney Family Museum: From Dream to Reality
Sat, Oct 11 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Tickets available at 10am PST on Monday, September 15, 2014.
During the crucial period of project development for The Walt Disney Family Museum, authors and Disney historians Jeff Kurtti and Paula Sigman Lowery worked closely with museum founder Diane Disney Miller to determine the overall story and content for the museum’s ten galleries. Join these two leading authorities for a talk about the creation of Walt’s museum, their experiences with Diane, and the wonderful challenge of bringing her dream to life.

TALK | CalArts Fall Open House
Sat, Oct 18 | 2–5pm
Registration will be available starting October 1.
Alumni and staff of the California Institute of the Arts—an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts—visit for a reception and interactive discussion about the school’s programs and requirements for admission. This program is designed for aspiring students and their families.


OPEN STUDIO | Armature Building
Every Sat & Sun in Sept | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE for members or with museum admission
Learn the essentials of armature-making to help build and bring your own original character to life!

LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Storytime and Watercolor
Every Sat in Sep | 10–noon | Lower Lobby
FREE with museum admission
Designed for ages 7 and under, Little Open Studio is a place where young ones and their families can put small hands to work creating artwork inspired by what they see here at the museum.