The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

Posted on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 12:00
Posted on Oct 25, 2010

This is the last of a five-part series that looks back at the Museum's roots and its journey to opening day, Oct. 1st, 2009.

Posted on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 12:00
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
 
The first time that we met Bruce Gordon was on a soundstage in Hollywood, where we interviewed him for the Walt Disney Family Foundation/Pantheon Productions documentary Walt: The Man Behind the Myth. Bruce spoke eloquently and enthusiastically that day, about Walt and Disneyland. My Mom, sister Joanna, and I were a captivated audience. After the interview, we hoped to chat for a minute or two, but just as quickly as he had entered the stage in his blue button down dress shirt, khaki pants, and black tennis shoes, he was out the door, back to Walt Disney Imagineering.

Posted on Tue, 10/19/2010 - 17:00
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
The Walt Disney Family Museum is offering a special admission package exclusively to D23 Members on Saturday, October 30. The $23 ticket (more than a 20 percent savings!) will include adult admission and a showing of HallowScreen! in the Museum's state-of-the-art movie theater--we even encourage you to come in costume!
Posted on Fri, 10/15/2010 - 10:00
Posted on Oct 15, 2010
From the beginning of our museum project, I was always more concerned with story than design. That was the purpose of the thing - to tell the story of my father's life. Every life comes to an end, and it is always a time of grief and loss for family and friends. Gallery 10a deals with that in a very straightforward manner.
Posted on Mon, 10/11/2010 - 06:00
Posted on Oct 11, 2010

We are proud to announce our latest exhibition, Dave Stevenson and The Art of the Map, that is currently on display in our Theater Lobby. One of his maps details the migration of the Disney family from Europe to America...

Posted on Tue, 10/05/2010 - 11:30
Posted on Oct 5, 2010
COMING UP! Behind the Scenes on "Treasure Island" with Harrison Ellenshaw, which will take place in our Theater this Saturday, October 9 at 3PM. In the late 1940s, Walt Disney approached Peter Ellenshaw to work on the studio's first live-action feature, Treasure Island. Thus began a professional collaboration and friendship, which lasted over 30 years and 34 films. Learn from Peter's son, Harrison, how his father recreated scenes of England with matte paintings, and also what it was like to work with Walt!
Posted on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 10:00
Posted on Oct 1, 2010
We are at the end of our first year of operation as a Museum, but it has been more than ten years in gestation, beginning with our collaboration with writers Richard and Katherine Greene, and producers Cathy Labrador and Jean Pierre Isbouts of Pantheon Productions on a CDRom that created our "virtual Museum"
Posted on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 11:30
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
he Walt Disney Family Museum is staying up late to celebrate its FIRST birthday with a party, which includes extended hours and HALF-OFF admission from 6PM to 9PM on Saturday, October 2!