Talks

Learn from animators, Imagineers, and other speakers about Walt Disney's life, career, and legacy.

Wed, Jun 3 | 5:30pm PT

Join Academy Award®- and Emmy®-nominated director and producer Leslie Iwerks for behind-the-scenes stories from her documentary features The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999), The Pixar Story (2007), and Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010), and her latest Disney+...

Wed, Jun 10 | 5:30pm PT

Join actor, comedian, and writer Bobby Moynihan for behind-the-scenes stories from his voice work on several Disney projects, including roles in Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015), Disney Television Animation’s DuckTales (2017–present), Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars...

Sat, Aug 29 | 1pm

Willie Ito’s life was upended when he and his family were taken from their home in San Francisco and interned in Utah at a camp for Japanese Americans. Several years after his release, he accepted a dream job at The Walt Disney Studios as an animator on Lady and the Tramp (1955). In this special...

Sat, Sep 26 | 2pm

When San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa was interned in a camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, she found hope and inspiration among some of her fellow internees. She befriended and took drawing lessons from interned Disney animators Tom Okamato, Ben Tanaka, and Chris Ishii—a much-needed...

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