When the Haunted Mansion finally opened to guests in August 1969, its 999 resident ghosts were ready to socialize. But, as we all know, spooks don’t come out for a swinging wake without suitable musical accompaniment. Here’s how “Grim Grinning Ghosts” materialized…
With the United States’ entrance into World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, propaganda became ubiquitous on the home front as the process of rallying the American war effort began. Posters of Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter became synonymous with the redoubtable American spirit of optimism and determination. World War II was not simply the war of the soldier, but of every man, woman, and child in the United States, and each individual was expected to do their part in the fight.
Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history and upcoming museum events. Director of Events, Carla Flores, and Senior Group Engagement Coordinator Kate Nickles join the podcast to discuss virtual events and venue rental opportunities available at The Walt Disney Family Museum.
The Walt Disney Family Museum debuted our fifth Community Access Exhibition, Veterans’ Voices: Painted Realities, featuring original artworks by U.S. military veterans. Hear from exhibition co-curator Antonia Dapena-Tretter and Veterans Alley founder Amos Gregory about how this exhibition came together, the challenges of the past year, and the importance of creating a space for veterans to tell their own stories.
Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history, ways to prioritize your mental health like Walt during Mental Health Awareness Month, and Asian American artists that worked at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt's lifetime. Director of Exhibitions and Collections Marina Villar Delgado rejoins the podcast to discuss virtual exhibitions and some of her favorite objects in the museum's collection.
Wish upon a star with WD-FM as Chris and Bri take a deep dive into Walt Disney's second animated feature film, Pinocchio (1940). An epic of animated cinema, Pinocchio is full of moments of artistic beauty and fun entertainment. Learn how this film was developed and some fun facts about the technology used to bring the film to life.
Time for our monthly WD-FM Museum Musings where you can catch up with Chris and Bri on upcoming events, programs, and more on our upcoming virtual community art exhibition, Conserving the Magic of Our Planet. Hear a special interview with Director of Education, Travis Lacina about our summer classes and engaging workshops.
Fall in with WD-FM as we explore the creation and history in our newest special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. Hear excerpts of interviews from Exhibition Curator Kent Ramsey, Director of Exhibitions Marina Villar Delgado, and Exhibitions Assistant Kaitlin Buickel on how they helped bring this exhibition to the public.
We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our second Museum Musings episode, featuring an update on museum reopening, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.
In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking a closer look at this patriotic period in Disney history.