Workshops, Virtual

Virtual Studio Series | Animating an Elephant (Adult Session)

Sat, Jul 3 | 10:30am–noon
$13 members | $18 non-members

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 Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

On April 22, 1998, Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened its doors and became the fourth and largest Park at the Resort. At its center, welcoming visitors from all over the world, is the iconic Tree of Life attraction. Standing at 145 feet, this sculpture of a baobab tree contains 325 carvings of existing and extinct animals. Elephants grace the trunk and roots of the tree as well as the Park itself, which is appropriate considering the prominent role elephants have played in many Disney films. Join us in this workshop as we explore the history of the Park and of elephants within the animated world. Then, using animation principles, create and animate your own elephant swinging its trunk to give itself a shower.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for Virtual Studio Series | Animating an Elephant 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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