Talks

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

Sat, Dec 15 | 1pm
Brad Bird knew he wanted to be an animator when he first toured The Walt Disney Studios at just eleven years old. In his teens, he developed an animated version of “The Tortoise and the Hare” and sent it to Disney, where it caught the attention of several of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men. He was offered the rare opportunity to be educated in the art of animation by a key few of the Nine Old Men—an opportunity which would change the course of his life and help rocket his career into animation superstardom. Hear from Bird as he relives stories of working with the Nine Old Men as a young protégé, how their tutelage influenced his successful career in animation, writing, and directing, and their lessons he still heeds to this day.
Sat, Jan 5 | 2pm

Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men were some of the most talented artists at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt’s lifetime. However, their unique genius was not confined to their animator’s desks; the sincerity in their work was often inspired by their own families and the people that surrounded them....

Sat, Jan 26 | 2pm

Join us for a nostalgia-filled talk that highlights several of Walt’s many achievements, from the Alice Comedies, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Steamboat Willie to Mary Poppins, Disneyland, and E.P.C.O.T. To launch our 10th Anniversary Celebration, film buff and former Walt Disney Productions...

Sat, Feb 2 | 1pm

To celebrate the museum’s 10th Anniversary, we are excited to theme our talks to one of our galleries each month. Beginning with gallery 1 in February, we will kick off this celebration by further exploring Walt Disney’s early life, and how his childhood home in Chicago—famously designed and built...

Sat, May 18
Two Shows: 11am–12:30pm & 3–4:30pm

When Mickey Mouse had his debut in theaters in 1928, Walt Disney himself provided the voice of the beloved cartoon character. Over the years, Mickey has been famously voiced by the likes of Jimmy Macdonald and Wayne Allwine, and now, on Mickey and the Roadster Racers, the beloved character is voiced...

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