WD-FM Museum Musings (October 2021) Shownotes

Posted on Fri, 10/08/2021 - 15:28

Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney topics. In celebration of the premiere of Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+, join Muppet Performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta—the hands and voices behind The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn—in this special interview where they share behind-the-scenes moments from this spooky new special.

Upcoming Programs

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall, In Conversation with Paul Baribault

In our ticketed VIP chat, enjoy an intimate conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace. Dr. Goodall will be joined by Paul Baribault, President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Vice Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Board of Directors, and board member of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.

Then, join us for a free, special Q&A session as Dr. Goodall shares her message of hope and its impact in creating a better world for people, animals, and the planet we share. This program includes a special sneak peak of Dr. Goodall’s forthcoming audiobook, The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit waltdisney.org/goodall or email gala@wdfmuseum.org.

The Big Draw Festival 2021: Make the Change

As part of The Big Draw, the largest drawing festival in the world, join us for a series of free community events that will connect several themes meaningful to Walt’s legacy, including art, environmental conservation, and human connection and camaraderie across cultures and borders. This year’s theme, Make the Change, allows us to highlight exciting and creative ways to live sustainably and create a healthier world.

Field Trips

Our new Virtual and On-site Workshop offerings are activity-based and available in either a one- or two-hour class. The two-hour session is more comprehensive and allows students more time to work on their projects.


Studio Series workshops are 90-minute sessions that explore animation principles and techniques.

Intended for all ages and skill levels, Pop-Up Studios are two-hour workshops focusing on various aspects of Walt’s legacy through a hands-on art activity.

This year, in honor of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, we will be making multiple stops around the Resort and delving into its history. Our final stop is Magic Kingdom Theme Park. 

Virtual Group Experiences

We are excited to welcome you to The Walt Disney Family Museum for a magical day of virtual events. 

Our team has customized an inspiring array of team building activities and workshops that groups can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. These virtual programs are intended to promote creativity, encourage team bonding, and provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues.

Read more on our offerings and fill out our inquiry form below to find out more and book your experience.

Para opciones en español, puede ponerte en contacto con events@wdfmuseum.org.

Featured Blogs

Look Closer: Heinrich Kley

Heinrich Kley’s influence on Walt Disney is undeniable. In 1935, Walt travelled extensively through Europe and returned with a handful of pieces by the German artist. Walt was drawn to the drama and emotion of Kley’s work, and wished to achieve a similar powerful visual narrative and sense of storytelling on screen.

Mickey's Follies: Walt's Distribution Deals, Defeats, and Decisions

 Through Walt’s varied experience with outside companies, he would take to heart owning his own characters, stories, and means of production; a lesson The Walt Disney Company embodies to this day.