Workshops, Virtual

Virtual Studio Series | Animating a Dinosaur (Youth Session)

$10 members | $15 non-members
Sat, Aug 14 | 1–2:30pm

This year, in honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, we will be making multiple stops around the Resort and delving into its history. Our next stop is Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

One of Walt Disney’s earliest inspirations was the legendary work of Winsor McCay. One of McCay’s most notable pieces, Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), features an animated brontosaurus filled with personality and drawn in an unprecedented style for its time of release. Since then, animated dinosaurs have graced theaters and television screens for generations. Honoring this legacy, a California Crazy architecture-inspired Gertie towers over Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Come explore the history of dinosaurs within animation while trying your hand at bringing your own brontosaurus to life, focusing on the principles of proportion, appeal, and solid drawing.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for Virtual Studio Series | Animating a Dinosaur are available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, May 12 at noon by emailing
  • Supporter and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Thursday, May 13 at noon by emailing
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, May 14 at noon
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online or at the Ticket Desk beginning Monday, May 17 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 or call the Membership Department at 415.345.6810.

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