We are committed to making the museum more accessible to all of our visitors by providing resources that will enhance each person's visit. When borrowing our complimentary resources, you will be asked to leave a photo ID with staff for the duration of your rental as collateral. If you have any questions, please contact our museum's Access Assistant at 415.345.6838. Thank you!
No Weekday Screenings: Jan 9 & 25
As the museum celebrates its tenth year as an institution, we look back on another film celebrating an anniversary: The Shaggy Dog. For sixty years, this film has put smiles on viewers’ faces—and it’s sure to put one on yours as well as the befuddled Wilson Daniels, played by Fred MacMurray, tries
No Weekday Screening: Jan 9; No Weekend Screenings: Jan 5 & 26.
As the museum celebrates its tenth year as an institution, we look back on a masterpiece that is also commemorating an anniversary: Sleeping Beauty. All month long, help us celebrate the 60th anniversary of this enchanting film by joining the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, as
The year was 1905. Theodore Roosevelt was president, a quart of fresh milk cost about 7 cents, and Eric Cleon Larson was born on September 3 in Cleveland, Utah. While Disney fans know Larson as one of Walt’s famous “Nine Old Men” of animation, his path to get there was hardly a straight line. In fact, during an interview not long before his retirement, he was asked how he ended up with Disney. His reply: “This is the last place I expected to be.”
Students learn about Walt Disney and his team of Imagineers to see how their creativity and dreams led to the construction of Disneyland. During the workshop, students create a ride blueprint, collaboratively prototype designs by assembling and testing a variety of ride tracks, and (like real
Get involved and motivated with programs that provide creative spaces for original art making and glimpses into the inner workings of the animation field, in addition to experiences meant to inspire and celebrate innovation.
Exception: No class on Apr 21.
Walt’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop motion method. Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram shorts, he worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he produced stop motion commercials using a cutouts (featured in gallery 1). Join us for this eight-week course
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Successful animators must always first have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts in each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper. Budding animators develop a strong foundation, continue to
At this exclusive, members only event, hear from Disney producer Don Hahn, curator of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation. Hear how the Nine Old Men influenced Hahn’s own illustrious career and watch the exclusive film he created for the museum’s exhibition. Following the talk, mingle
In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw their own version of a steamboat.
This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with