Being an epic of animated cinema, Pinocchio (1940) is ripe with moments of artistic beauty and raucously fun entertainment. The scene in the fabled pool hall, is a stand out for its combined mastery of the animated art form, thanks in particular to three of Walt’s best animators.
In accordance with Shark Week and our latest special exhibition, Wish Upon A Star: The Art of Pinocchio, Monstro, the terrifying giant sperm whale that consumes Pinocchio, Geppetto, Figaro, and Cleo before sneezing them back out because Pinocchio, a character made entirely of wood, thought it prudent to start a bonfire.
Mel Shaw’s life as an all-out renaissance man produced a near overwhelming amount of artistic creations, from painting to sculpture to sketches and pastels, many of which are exhibited in Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback at The Walt Disney Family Museum. The fascinating works on display include a selection of Shaw’s work when he was working for Walt during the Studios’ golden age.
In honor of Father’s Day, we share the stories told by Diane Disney Miller about her father, Walt Disney. In 1956, Diane sat down with journalist Peter Martin where she spoke candidly about what it was like to be Walt’s daughter.
What makes Pinocchio such an important film in the Disney canon? Beyond the laudable artistic merits of the film itself, Pinocchio represents Walt Disney's greatest animated achievement.
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, John Canemaker, guest curator of Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio, took guests on an in-depth exploration into the works of two great animation legends: Vladimir Tytla and Milt Kahl. Canemaker discussed Disney’s extraordinary film, Pinocchio.
WGBH’s American Experience: Walt Disney, which aired on PBS this week, was created independently of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Here are our thoughts on the program.
This July, Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, celebrates its 60th Anniversary. As part of the occasion, each week we’ll be featuring an exclusive article from the pages of the celebrated "E" Ticket magazine!