WD-FM Shownotes: Museum Musings (February 2021)

Posted on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 11:37

We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our first Museum Musings episode, featuring museum updates, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Public Programs Manager Tracie Timmer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking a closer look at Walt Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

During first week of the month, we will post our Museum Musings where we chat about our upcoming programs and news about The Walt Disney Family Museum. We will also be inviting employees of the museum to talk about their roles and what they are working on that furthers Walt Disney’s legacy.

During the last week of the month, we will post a longer-form Deep Dive into a film, project, or period of Walt’s life featuring exclusive audio from Walt Disney and those who worked with him. In this month’s episode we will be taking a deep dive into Walt Disney’s first feature length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

As part of the podcast revamp, we will also be releasing each episode as a video podcast, with closed captions available on every video. Visit our YouTube channel @wdfmuseum or visit our website show notes posted to our blog for more content.

Store Highlight

Our webstore is still open and fulfilling orders. Visit waltdisney.org/store for more, including a new collection for our upcoming special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. There is a lot of new merchandise branded with our special, museum-exclusive Donald Duck insignia and some with the Fifinella insignia that was created by Roald Dahl and The Walt Disney Studios and used by the Women’s Air Force Pilots.

Upcoming Programs

Happily Ever After Hours with Academy Award®-Nominated Screenwriter Tab Murphy

Join Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from writing Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Tarzan® (1999), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Brother Bear (2003).

WWII Series: Uncovering Miracle of the White Stallions

In the midst of World War II, a group of American soldiers captured a German spy and discovered a plot to create a master-race of horses by stealing a band of Lipizzaner white stallions. What ensues is a covert rescue mission, recreated by Walt Disney in his 1963 film Miracle of the White Stallions. Join Elizabeth Letts, author of the book The Perfect Horse, and special guest Caryl Carothers, wife of the film’s screenwriter AJ Carothers, as they take a deep dive into the history of this story and also into Walt’s fascination with this spellbinding adventure.

Disney Glitz and Glamour with Bésame Cosmetics Co-Founder and Cosmetics Historian Gabriela Hernandez

Celebrate Galentine's or Valentine’s Day with a glamorous presentation and makeup tutorial with Bésame Cosmetics Founder and Makeup Historian Gabriela Hernandez. Learn about the extensive research behind Bésame's exclusive Disney limited-edition collections, including Disney Snow White – The 1937 Collection (July 2017), Mickey Mouse (November 2018), Disney Sleeping Beauty – The 1959 Collection (August 2019), and the recently released Disney Mary Poppins Collection (November 2020). Be sure to visit our store to purchase Disney Bésame products featured in the presentation.

Sips and Stories: Celebrating Love

Love is in the air at The Walt Disney Family Museum! Join us for a live virtual event highlighting Disney romances, including the twitterpated tales of three iconic couples: Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Marc and Alice Davis, and Walt and Lilly Disney. In addition, learn to make three delicious cocktails from our special guest, Oakland mixologist and Whiskey Chaser Mobile Bar owner Chad Davis.

Virtual Storytime | Mulan’s Lunar New Year with Author Natasha Yim

We invite you and your family to celebrate Lunar New Year with a Virtual Storytime of Mulan’s Lunar New Year with Author Natasha Yim. In this special presentation, learn about Mulan’s family traditions and the history behind the festive annual celebration.