The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

At WD-FM, we're not just any Disney podcast – we're your official connection to the magic! The Walt Disney Family Museum is privileged to house a treasure trove of Walt Disney's most cherished stories and artifacts, giving you an exclusive peek into the heart and soul of the company. 

Our monthly Museum Musings keep you in the loop about all the exciting happenings at The Walt Disney Family Museum, with interviews from our passionate museum team who are dedicated to carrying on Walt Disney's legacy. Each month we host our Collections Clash, where our hosts each pick three objects on view in our galleries and you the audience get to vote on your favorites.

Our Deep Dive episodes are like stepping back in time, with exclusive audio clips from the man himself, Walt Disney, and those who worked alongside him. Plus, we're all about making Disney accessible to everyone, which is why we've turned every episode into a video podcast with closed captions available on YouTube and Facebook. Join us on this incredible journey through Disney's history, and become a true Disney expert!

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WD-FM Museum Musings (June 2023)
June 9th, 2023

This month on WD-FM it is raining Cats & Dogs! 🐱🐶 Chris and Bri share museum updates including the announcement of our next special exhibition Disney Cats & Dogs opening June 24, 2023. Then, they face off in a Character Clash where they highlight some of the notable felines and canines from the new exhibition, and share several of their favorites that didn't make the cut. Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote on your favorite characters.

WD-FM Bambi (1942)
April 28th, 2023

Take a closer look at a film near and "deer" to our hearts, Bambi (1942), in the newest episode of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast. Hear audio from Walt Disney, Ollie Johnston, Mel Shaw, and Marc Davis as they share their experiences working on the film.

WD-FM Interview with Author Natasha Yim
April 28th, 2023

On this bonus episode of WD-FM, hear Chris and Bri interview author Natasha Yim ahead of her upcoming In-Person Storytime program at The Walt Disney Family Museum. In this interview, Natasha shares the origin of her passion for children's stories; revisits her previous work, Mulan's Lunar New Year; and discusses her most recent release, Disney/Pixar Turning Red: Like Mother Like Daughter.

WD-FM Museum Musings (April 2023)
April 7th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri as they discuss this month's museum updates and a brand-new Collections Clash where they roll out the red carpet and present their favorite awards on display at The Walt Disney Family Museum. 🏆 Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote on your favorite awards chosen.

WD-FM Dumbo (1941)
March 22nd, 2023

Soar to new heights in our newest WD-FM podcast episode. Join Chris and Bri as they take a closer look at the 1941 animated feature film Dumbo. Explore the film's inception, the surprising story of Dumbo's Time magazine cover that never happened, and hear how Walt himself felt about the film.

WD-FM Museum Musings (February 2023)
March 10th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a brand-new Collections Clash where they compare different objects that represent this month's topic of love. ❤️

WD-FM Museum Musings (January 2023)
March 10th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri for a new Collections Clash where they debate the best features of the museum's famous Disneyland model, "Disneyland of Walt's imagination." Head to our Instagram Story @wdfmuseum to vote for your favorite parts of the Disneyland model.

WD-FM Museum Musings (March 2023)
March 10th, 2023

For this month's WD-FM Museum Musings episode, join Chris and Bri as they discuss important women in Disney history for International Women's Day, Walt's connection to Ireland for St. Patricks Day, and a brand-new Collections Clash where they compare different objects that represent this month's topic of horses. 🎠

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
March 10th, 2023

On this new episode of WD-FM, take a closer look at the fourth Disney feature film, The Reluctant Dragon. Chris and Bri discuss how the film was developed, its critical reception and box office performance, and some notable Easter eggs spotted in the film.

Interview with Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta
January 18th, 2023

Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney topics. In celebration of the premiere of Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+, join Muppet Performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta—the hands and voices behind The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn—in this special interview where they share behind-the-scenes moments from this spooky new special.