The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog

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.
Posted on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:59
Posted on Jan 19, 2017
Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name Ed Wynn, you are most likely familiar with his work. You may know him best as the quivering voice of the Mad Hatter from Walt Disney’s animated feature Alice in Wonderland (1951) or as the incurably giggly Uncle Albert in the live-action film Mary Poppins (1964)
Posted on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 13:02
Posted on Dec 17, 2016

In a Walt Disney Family Museum original production directed by Don Hahn, guests can view Disney family home movies and holiday segments from Walt’s shorts and feature films as Walt’s daughter, Diane, shares her Christmas memories.

Posted on Sat, 12/17/2016 - 10:11
Posted on Dec 17, 2016

The same passion that drove Walt Disney and others to pursue their love of model railroading remains strong today. Tom Nance has hand built his own working 1/8th scale steam engine, almost an exact replica of Walt’s own Lilly Belle.