The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Posted on Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:47
Posted on Mar 19, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s summer of love we are screening some classic 1960s Disney films all summer long, including The Gnome-Mobile, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Posted on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:10
Posted on Mar 10, 2017

One story was about rubber and another was about a flying car; inspired by the stories of Samuel Taylor's short stories, the writers at The Walt Disney Studios created The Absent-Minded Professor.

Posted on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:18
Posted on Feb 21, 2017

President of the highly esteemed Courvoisier Galleries in San Francisco, Guthrie Courvoisier believed that the Disney paintings on celluloid that were used to create Snow White could be sold as valuable art pieces to the public through art galleries and museums all over the world. And he was right.

Posted on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:14
Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Les Clark was a hard-working young apprentice animator at The Walt Disney Studios and would become one of Walt's most prized animators as well as an iconic member of “The Nine Old Men.” 

Posted on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:55
Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Marc conceptualized characters, while Alice dressed them. To date, they are the only married couple to be dedicated Main Street, U.S.A. windows for their contributions to Disneyland.

Posted on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:11
Posted on Feb 3, 2017

The Disneyland Monorail System is one of many great examples of Walt Disney turning his dreams into reality. As fate would have it, Walt noticed a monorail train on a trip to Germany and immediately envisioned it as the transportation system of the future, and knew he wanted one in his park.

Posted on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:09
Posted on Feb 2, 2017

Walt first became acquainted with Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie’s story, Peter Pan, about the boy who did not want to grow up when watching a touring company’s production of the famous play forty years prior. Walt remembered the tale and kept it in his back pocket until 1939 when he acquired the rights to embark on his own version of Never Land.

Posted on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:58
Posted on Jan 25, 2017
December 1, 1966 saw the release of Walt Disney’s Follow, Me Boys! only two weeks before the visionary storyteller would pass away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. Though other productions that had featured Walt’s involvement continued after his death, this film would be the last Disney feature to be released in his lifetime. Follow Me, Boys! stands as a lasting testament to the spirit of nearly every film that Walt gifted to audiences around the world.