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Walt's Valentine

Walt Disney is known for creating famous love stories on screen that inspire hearts and dreams the world over. At the museum, however, we cannot help but also think about the love story that was Walt and Lilly’s: a marriage that not only held strongly together through the career of one of the world’s greatest minds but through everyday life, a feat in anyone’s book. While much of the museum sheds light on the career of Walt Disney, there are several reminders that bring us back to the essence of Walt. Many beautiful displays focus on Walt as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a man whose very core was driven by his beautiful and loving wife Lilly.

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Exciting and Educational School Engagement

School Experiences at WDFM are an exciting and fun way to engage students in the history of The Walt Disney Studios! Students receive a tour of our permanent, interactive galleries as well as participate in a hands-on animation workshop. Click through to learn more about school experiences. 

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Spotlight Talk: P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins

From start to finish, making a movie is hard work. And for some movies in particular, the start can be especially difficult. Mary Poppins was certainly one of those films, as interpreted by the recently released Saving Mr. Banks. To commemorate both the debut of this new film and the eve of Mary Poppins’ 50th anniversary year, December’s Spotlight Talks focused on how Walt and author P.L. Travers’ brought a beloved literary character to the silver screen.

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A Spoonful of Poppins

As we are screening a 1964 classic throughout the month of January, guest blogger Keith Gluck has compiled a number of funny anecdotes and insightful recollections of Walt and the creation of one of his greatest films: Mary Poppins

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Open Studio: Try This At Home—Geometric Ornaments

During December’s Open Studio visitors got into the holiday spirit with paper crafts, creating their own holiday cards, stockings, and ornaments from scratch. Click through to find out how!

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In Defense of Walt Disney

In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Family Museum would be more than happy to debunk misconceptions that have been told as bold, un-sourced statements and wildly false accusations, as part of our mission to enlighten and educate.

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WDFM Podcast

On what would have been Walt Disney's 112th birthday, on December 5, 2013, The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to launch its very own podcast! This monthly podcast will endeavor to further Walt’s story. From interviews with people who knew or admire him—such as Disney Legends, animators, Imagineers, and more—recaps and clips from special events at the Museum, information about upcoming programs, to tidbits about Walt himself; this will comprise just some of the content for this show. 

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Unusual Suspects: The Bathroom of Tomorrow

Unusual Suspects is a series that focuses on secondary or little known characters in Disney films. This month we here at STORYBOARD decided to go with an unusual Unusual Suspect, and talk about a little known attraction that Walt himself helped dedicate in Disneyland. When you want to visit a restroom with gold-plated fixtures, you wouldn’t visit the bathroom of yesterday, would you? Of course not! You would meander on over to Tomorrowland and gaze upon the Bathroom of Tomorrow.

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