Girl Scouts: Animation Domination

Ages
Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6‑8)
Date
Sun, Nov 18 | 10am—noon
Cost
$21

Cadettes connect with animation experts from The Walt Disney Family Museum to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects to make animation more interesting and realistic, and how the resulting advancements in technology enhanced his classic films. In the Learning Center, experiment in groups with a mini Multiplane Camera, explore how depth is created in animation, and create your own silent stop-motion shorts about the cause of your choice.

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Other Programs

  • In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. For artists of all ages, learn step-by-step instructions on how to draw an original cartoon character.
    Fri, Aug 17 | 12:30–12:50pm
  • Eric Larson, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, was the animator behind the some of Disney’s most memorable flight sequences. From the graceful Pegasus in Fantasia (1940), to Peter and the Darling children soaring over London in Peter Pan (1953), Larson had the impeccable ability to animate any creature.
    Sat, Aug 18 | 10:30am–noon
  • Walt Disney held many titles during his career—award-winner, innovator, filmmaker—but above all else, he was a master storyteller. From animation to live-action features, Walt believed it was crucial to tell a good story.
    Sun, Aug 18 | 10:30am–12:30pm
  • Eric Larson, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, was the animator behind the some of Disney’s most memorable flight sequences. From the graceful Pegasus in Fantasia (1940), to Peter and the Darling children soaring over London in Peter Pan (1953), Larson had the impeccable ability to animate any creature.
    Sat, Aug 18 | 1–2:30pm
  • In 1936, Walt Disney felt that Mickey Mouse needed to return to the public eye and planned to feature him in a short piece called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. The thought to expand the project into a feature film that combined animation and classical compositions led to what we now know as Fantasia (1940).
    Sun, Aug 19 | 10:30am–12:30pm
  • Enjoy light refreshments and connect with other educators while exploring the museum’s galleries. Take an interactive tour of our special exhibition Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation and then visit the Learning Center to preview the Education Department’s newest school experience offerings for the 2018–19 academic calendar.
    Sat, Sep 8 | 10am–12:30pm
  • In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. For artists of all ages, to learn step-by-step instructions on how to draw an original cartoon character. This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with our daily screening of Cinderella (1950).
    Fri, Sep 14 | 12:30–12:50pm
  • Milt Kahl, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and considered by some as the Michelangelo of animation, gave life to unforgettable characters like Pinocchio, Alice, Madam Mim, and Peter Pan. In fact, Kahl quickly became known for his impeccable and realistic design skills, especially when it came to his character’s hands.
    September 15 | 10:30am–noon
  • Three decades ago, Walt Disney founded California Institute of the Arts, a private institution for those interested in becoming a part of the arts industry. Over the years, countless art programs and schools have arisen to meet the increasingly high demand of those interested in becoming a part of the entertainment industry. Join us in this informative workshop about the various art schools and colleges, programs, courses, and paths to a career in the animation industry.
    Sat, Sep 15 | 10:30am–12:30pm
  • Milt Kahl, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and considered by some as the Michelangelo of animation, gave life to unforgettable characters like Pinocchio, Alice, Madam Mim, and Peter Pan. In fact, Kahl quickly became known for his impeccable and realistic design skills, especially when it came to his character’s hands.
    September 15 | 1–2:30pm
  • Brownies visit The Walt Disney Family Museum to accomplish three of the five steps toward earning an Inventor Badge. In the galleries, they learn about Walt Disney’s Imagineers, who worked at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and ‘60s to imagine, invent, and build some of Disney’s most iconic attractions.
    Sun, Sep 16 | 10am–noon
  • In 1961, One Hundred and One Dalmatians became the first Disney film to use a new process in animation called Xerography. This new technique allowed for exact reproductions of the animators’ original drawings onto cels, instead of tracing them in ink. Ultimately, this technique also was responsible for the film’s extraordinary look. Experiment with the process of xerography in this hands-on workshop, by creating a caricature of yourself and a pet.
    Sun, Sep 16 | 1:30–3:30pm