WWII Series: From Internment to Inbetweening with Willie Ito

Date
Sat, Aug 29 | 1pm
Cost
$20 members | $15 student and youth members
$30 non-members | $25 student and youth non-members

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 presentation moderated by animation historian Mindy Johnson, learn how Ito's tenacity and creativity helped him triumph over the adversity of the war years and pursue a successful career in animation.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for WWII Series: From Internment to Inbetweening with Willie Ito will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors: Purchase tickets beginning Monday, May 18 at noon by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing membership@wdfmuseum.org

  • Supporter and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, May 20 at noon by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing membership@wdfmuseum.org

  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, May 22 at noon

  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Monday, May 25 at noon

To receive priority access to purchase tickets, you may upgrade your membership. Membership dues and Walt's Circle donations may be paid as monthly installments or as a one-time annual payment. For more information, please email membership@wdfmuseum.org or call the Membership Department at 415.345.6810.

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