The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

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!
Posted on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 15:45
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
Whether you’re a first time visitor, or a frequent guest we know by name, here’s a new way to look and learn in The Walt Disney Family Museum: Enter our WHERE’S WALT? CONTEST during the month of October and be eligible to win a PRIVATE SCREENING of a classic Disney film for you and 50 of your friends in our theater.
Posted on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 12:30
Posted on Sep 27, 2010

Walt Disney said it best: "I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment." And while it's true that Walt was pushing the envelope long before YouTube, we think it's a good way to launch our FIRST ANNIVERSARY VIDEO CONTEST! So pick up your cameras and get the creative juices flowing because it's time for YOU to explore and experiment!

Posted on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 15:00
Posted on Sep 24, 2010
Grab a pen and mark your calendars! We'll be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary here at The Walt Disney Family Museum during a weekend packed with family fun, festivities, and music, October 1, 2 + 3! Admission is half off for our Saturday Night Soiree--think music with a live DJ and cash bar!--which will keep the Museum open until 9PM!
Posted on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:54
Posted on Sep 23, 2010

“It’s like a small movie poster?”

That is in fact exactly what a Theater Lobby Card is, a small movie poster.

Decorating theater lobby walls in the bygone era of cinema, Lobby Cards provided audiences with a taste of what was to come at their local movie house. Featured in the August installment of Look Closer, Lobby Cards promoting The Swiss Family Robinson illustrate the action, laughs, and drama of Walt Disney’s largest live action film. The complete collection of eight cards features the stars of the film, both human and animal, as well as the occasional pirate in perilous circumstances.