Workshops

Take part in one of our workshops, all of which focus on various aspects of Walt’s legacy, including animation, storytelling, and innovation. 

Sat, Jul 27 | 10:30am–noon PT

“Hakuna Matata” is the motto in this workshop! Join us in this Studio Series as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Lion King (1994). Take a look behind the scenes of this beloved and acclaimed production and learn how reference material is pivotal to the process of animation. After...

Sat, Jul 27 | 1–2:30pm PT

“Hakuna Matata” is the motto in this workshop! Join us in this Studio Series as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Lion King (1994). Take a look behind the scenes of this beloved and acclaimed production and learn how reference material is pivotal to the process of animation. After...

Sat, Aug 3 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt Disney had many friendly felines grace the screen in his films, and today is no exception! Whether it be a mischievous mouser like Mittens from Disney’s Bolt (2008) or a puzzling guide like Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland (1951), each one of these whiskered pals has their own look...

Sat, Aug 17 | 10:30am–noon

Make a splash at this Studio Series! From hand-drawn techniques in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) to 3D innovations in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 (2019), join us as we dive into how water has made waves in various forms throughout animation history and discover the evolution of and...

Sat, Aug 17 | 1–2:30pm

Make a splash at this Studio Series! From hand-drawn techniques in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) to 3D innovations in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 (2019), join us as we dive into how water has made waves in various forms throughout animation history and discover the evolution of and...

Sat, Aug 24 | 10:30am–noon PT

This Studio Series is sure to be “practically perfect in every way”! Fly a (metaphorical) kite with us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mary Poppins (1964). We will explore this classic’s use of matte paintings and the optical printer that brought many of our favorite scenes to life. Then...

Sun, Aug 25 | 10:30am–12:30pm

It’s sure to be “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” in this Pop-Up Studio! For 60 years, Mary Poppins (1964) has melted our hearts with memorable characters, musical moments, and new technology that allowed for the suspension of disbelief within scenes such as the airborne carousel horses. Join us...

Sat, Aug 31 | 10:30am–noon PT

This Studio Series is sure to be “practically perfect in every way”! Fly a (metaphorical) kite with us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mary Poppins (1964). We will explore this classic’s use of matte paintings and the optical printer that brought many of our favorite scenes to life. Then...

Sat, Aug 31 | 1–2:30pm PT

This Studio Series is sure to be “practically perfect in every way”! Fly a (metaphorical) kite with us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mary Poppins (1964). We will explore this classic’s use of matte paintings and the optical printer that brought many of our favorite scenes to life. Then...

Sat, Sep 14 | 10:30am–noon PT

Hang on tight for the “wildest ride in the wilderness!” During this western-themed workshop, we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and look at the making of this beloved attraction. Mine your way through animation history as we uncover how animators...

Sat, Sep 14 | 1–2:30pm PT

Hang on tight for the “wildest ride in the wilderness!” During this western-themed workshop, we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and look at the making of this beloved attraction. Mine your way through animation history as we uncover how animators...

Sat, Sep 21 | 10:30am–noon

Hang on tight for the “wildest ride in the wilderness!” During this western-themed workshop, we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and look at the making of this beloved attraction. Mine your way through animation history as we uncover how animators...

Sat, Sep 21 | 1–2:30pm

Hang on tight for the “wildest ride in the wilderness!” During this western-themed workshop, we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and look at the making of this beloved attraction. Mine your way through animation history as we uncover how animators...

Sun, Sep 22 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Stop-motion animation dates back to the 19th century and has left a long-lasting impact on the world of cinema. Over the years, artists and animators have utilized stop-motion in various ways, from experimental shorts to feature-length film. As we dive into the history of this art form, see examples...

Sat, Sep 28 | 10:30am–noon

As Mickey Mouse gained popularity, Walt Disney knew the importance of merchandising and thus apparel, mouse ear hats, and—most of all—toys flooded into the hearts and homes of fans! Today, toys are just as important and, in fact, have come to life in various ways within the animated world. Notably...

Sat, Sep 28 | 1–2:30pm PST

As Mickey Mouse gained popularity, Walt Disney knew the importance of merchandising and thus apparel, mouse ear hats, and—most of all—toys flooded into the hearts and homes of fans! Today, toys are just as important and, in fact, have come to life in various ways within the animated world. Notably...

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please visit our calendar.