The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Posted on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:00
Posted on May 4, 2020
On July 13, 1955—four days before the grand opening of Disneyland—Walt and Lilly Disney were set to mark their 30th wedding anniversary. With showtime just around the corner, what better venue to host the celebrations than Walt’s new Park?
Posted on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 11:27
Posted on Apr 17, 2020

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring legendary Disney Imagineers for you to read.

Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 14:30
Posted on Apr 16, 2020

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring legendary Disney animators for you to read, and are starting a Blog Club on our Facebook page to foster discussion on these topics.

Read any of the articles that interest you, and join the Blog Club conversation on our Facebook page each day as we explore the articles.

Posted on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:59
Posted on Apr 13, 2020

In February, The Walt Disney Family Museum closed the popular and beloved exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. After its final close, the Collections and Exhibitions team began deinstalling the exhibition. When objects are slated for removal from an exhibition, they are carefully removed and either returned to their original storage location or sent back to their lender. With the unique Carousel Mickey—created by Henry De Vos circa 1930—there was more work needed to securely transport and store this unusual object.

Posted on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:06
Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? Take a deeper look into the history of Disneyland with these articles to pass the time.

Posted on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:28
Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring different facets of Walt's life for you to read, and are starting a Blog Club on our Facebook page to foster discussion on these topics.

Read any of the articles that interest you, and join the Blog Club conversation on our Facebook page each day as we explore the articles. 

Posted on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:58
Posted on Mar 2, 2020

In the history of The Walt Disney Studios, animator Fred Moore (1911–1952) is considered among the leading artists who helped originate and define the Disney style, matching appealing design with believable performance. In particular, Moore was instrumental in the evolution of Mickey Mouse as an animated character, and his legacy with the Disney icon’s appearance remains evident today.

Posted on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 17:02
Posted on Feb 3, 2020
The story surrounding the origin of Mickey Mouse is well-known. Walt, feeling defeated after losing the rights to produce films with the Oswald character that he created, was on a train ride home when he began thinking about a new star.