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In observance of Father’s Day, Ted Thomas has contributed this reminiscence about his “Disney Dad,” Frank Thomas.
I remember clearly a college break when I was helping my father with brush clearing at our family’s vacation cabin in the hills near Julian, California. I was in the middle of studies, but far enough along to be thinking about, and dreading, being out in the working world.
To create the realistic characters of Bambi, Walt Disney brought his artists living animals to study and draw direct from life. In that tradition, we're bringing in live animal models—goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, pot belly pigs and more—to provide you with the unique opportunity to observe and sketch them, just as the Disney artists do.
Walt Disney brought imagination and inspiration to generations of parents, children, and families. You can help to share the legacy of his life and ideals—join The Walt Disney Family Museum Volunteer Team today!
Betty Taylor, who played the role of Sluefoot Sue for 30 years in the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland, passed away on Saturday. She was 91 years old. Guest Blogger Scott Wolf shares some memories of Betty.
Wally Boag, who originated and played the role of Pecos Bill in nearly 40,000 live performances of The Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland, passed away on Friday. He was 90 years old.
No screenings on Wed–Fri, Sep 5–7, 12
This month, The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates Walt Disney’s brilliant and timeless 1942 animated feature, Bambi. In this column, we revisit the observations of renowned author, teacher, and Academy Award®-winning animator, John Canemaker, from his 1996 book, Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists, in which he discussed the career of Tyrus Wong.
This month, The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates Walt Disney’s brilliant and timeless 1942 animated feature, Bambi. In this column, Guest Blogger Jeff Pepper of 2719 Hyperion provides a fascinating examination of the literary source of the film.
In observance of Memorial Day, internationally-respected Disney Historian Jim Korkis has provided the following insight into Walt’s Red Cross service.
At The Walt Disney Family Museum, we take enormous pride in our location in the heart of The Presidio of San Francisco.
For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World’s Fairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Since 1994, the Presidio has been a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
You won't want to miss our special programs in observation of Memorial Day!
This Saturday, May 21st at 3pm, in our state-of-the-art digital theater, noted author and The Walt Disney Family Museum's consulting historian, Paul F. Anderson, will present a one-of-a-kind chronicle of Walt’s mutifaceted contributions towards the war effort, featuring rare information and seldom-seen visuals.