The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Posted on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:57
Posted on Dec 13, 2017
Of all the countless stories and anecdotes about Walt Disney, one of the most iconic and oft-recounted by those who knew him was of the fateful evening in the mid-1930s when Walt assembled his core group of artists in the sound stage at the Disney studio on Hyperion Avenue. There, without aid or introduction, Walt single-handedly performed the story of what would become Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
Posted on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:17
Posted on Oct 11, 2017
Joshua Meador (1911-1965) had two careers: he is best known for his special animation effects work at The Walt Disney Studios for nearly 30 years and, away from Disney, he established himself as a major California landscape painter.
Posted on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:27
Posted on Oct 9, 2017
On the film, Sleeping Beauty, Eyvind Earle was given total artistic control by Walt Disney, overseeing all visual development but it was on Lady and the Tramp that this style first found its way into a Disney feature.
Posted on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:26
Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Author and historian Ross Care is speaking at The Walt Disney Family Museum this month about his recent book, “Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson: A Life in Animation.”
Posted on Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:34
Posted on Sep 14, 2017
What is the oldest attraction in Disneyland? At roughly 55 to 70 million years old, the petrified tree in Frontierland, an anniversary gift from Walt to Lillian Disney.
Posted on Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:38
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
This summer, for the first time, the museum offered animation instruction just for girls: The Heroine’s Journey.
Posted on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:42
Posted on Aug 22, 2017
In Walt’s mind, this “boat ride” would be the perfect way to showcase the different cultures of children around the world – a clear nod to the work of UNICEF and the 1964/65  Fair’s theme of ‘peace through understanding’.