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San Francisco, March 11, 2021—The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its new special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, on Thursday, March 18 for museum members and to the general public the following day, on Friday

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Every Wed, Mar 31–May 19 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. In this eight-week course, students work with paper cut-out animation and experiment with a new concept each week. Budding animators will develop a strong foundation, continue to build their

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Sat, Mar 20 | 11am PT

We invite you and your family to celebrate Women’s History Month with a Virtual Storytime of Star Wars: I Am a Padawan with Actress and Author Ashley Eckstein. In this special presentation, learn about Eckstein’s path to bringing the story of Star Wars’ Ahsoka Tano to readers around the globe.

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Mon–Fri | Jul 5–16 | 9am–3pm PT

Synchronized musical scores have seamlessly blended with cinematic imagery for nearly a century. Whether music has served as inspiration for abstract and experimental sequences or has followed and amplified a narrative, it has become an essential element within the art of animation. Join us in this

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 27 | 1–2:30pm PT

In World Showcase, guests eat delectable dishes from around the world. Join us as we explore various cultural dishes and traditions as we learn how to animate a character munching on their meal. Using principles such as anticipation, arcs, and exaggeration, create believable jaw movements that shows

Classes Virtual
Every Wed, Jan 20–Mar 10 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper and also with paper cut-outs. Budding animators will develop a strong foundation

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The Walt Disney Family Museum is closed Monday–Wednesday.

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We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our second Museum Musings episode, featuring an update on museum reopening, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.

In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking

San Francisco, March 11, 2021—The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the new special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, on Thursday, March 18 for museum members and to the general public the following day, on Friday, March 19, 2021.

The museum’s

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“Conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us. It’s a science whose principles are written in the oldest code in the world, the laws of nature. The natural resources of our vast continent are not inexhaustible. But if we will use our riches wisely, if

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Thu, Mar 18 | 10am–5pm PT (last entry at 4pm)

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce the opening of our new special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 for members only and to the general public the following day, Friday, March 19.

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri | Jun 21–Jul 2 | 9am–3pm PT

This class is currently sold out, however, if you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email studio@wdfmuseum.org

Scholarships for this class are also still available. Please see Scholarship Opportunities below for more information.

In many films, the audience is introduced to a

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Mar 27 | 10:30am–noon PT

In World Showcase, guests eat delectable dishes from around the world. Join us as we explore various cultural dishes and traditions as we learn how to animate a character munching on their meal. Using principles such as anticipation, arcs, and exaggeration, create believable jaw movements that shows

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Apr 10 | 10:30am–noon PT

In 1983, a small purple dragon named Figment made his debut and joined the list of many famous animated Disney dragons. Figment, originally from the Journey Into Imagination attraction in EPCOT, made appearances in many educational short films and has become an iconic mascot for the Park. Follow

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Sat, Mar 13 | 10:30am–noon PT

This year, the attraction Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure—based on Disney•Pixar’s feature film Ratatouille (2007)—is scheduled to open at the France Pavilion at World Showcase in EPCOT. As we follow our favorite little chef through his latest journey, we will also look at the history of other famous