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From Diane: Remembering Pollyanna
Posted on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 06:00
I can't remember how old I was when I read Pollyanna, but I do know that it was one of my favorite books.

How to Make a Thaumatrope

Developed in the early 19th century, Thaumatropes are an optical toy and one of the earliest forms of animation. Using two illustrated sides of a disc, Thaumatropes create the illusion of motion that seemingly have drawings blend into one.

With this downloadable guide, make your own Thaumatrope at home.

Posted on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 11:27

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring legendary Disney Imagineers for you to read, and are starting a Blog Club on our Facebook page to foster discussion on these topics.

Read any of the articles that interest you, and join the Blog Club conversation on our Facebook page each day as we explore the articles.

Animated Contrarian: Celebrating Ward Kimball's Centennial Year
Posted on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 14:30

Need something to do while you are stuck inside? We have compiled ten articles exploring legendary Disney animators for you to read, and are starting a Blog Club on our Facebook page to foster discussion on these topics.

Read any of the articles that interest you, and join the Blog Club conversation on our Facebook page each day as we explore the articles.

Classes
Every Sat, May 16–Jun 6 | 10:30–11:30am

In this four-week course, we will explore the history and evolution of comics, and what makes this form of visual storytelling unique and versatile. Students will delve into techniques such as gesture and silhouette, page layout, and story pacing to design their own short comic from start to finish.

Talks
Wed, May 6 | 5:30 pm PT

We are excited to invite you to join author Marcy Carriker Smothers for the latest installment of the museum’s newest virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Smothers for stories behind her 2017 book Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food, and a Walt

Talks
Fri, May 8 | 5:30pm PT

Join Academy Award®-nominated Producer Jinko Gotoh as she shares behind-the-scenes stories from more than 25 years in the animation industry, including screen credits on Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003), Paramount Pictures’ The Little Prince (2015), Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Lego Movie 2: The

Classes
Every Sat, May 16–Jun 6 | 1:30–2:30pm

In this four-week course, we will explore the history and evolution of comics, and what makes this form of visual storytelling unique and versatile. Students will delve into techniques such as gesture and silhouette, page layout, and story pacing to design their own short comic from start to finish.

Talks
Sat, May 9 | Noon PT

Arriving on Angel Island while the Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect, nine-year-old Tyrus Wong was separated from his father, left with only his forged immigration papers and a fake name. Despite facing poverty and discrimination, a summer scholarship at Otis Art Institute would later lead him to

Talks
Tue, May 5 | Noon PT

We invite you and your family to join our first Virtual Storytime, Mary Poppins with Illustrator Geneviève Godbout, based on the original story by P.L. Travers. Join Godbout as she reads the timeless tale of everyone’s favorite magical nanny and her enchanting adventures with Jane and Michael Banks.

Talks
Fri, May 1 | 5:30 pm PT

Join animator and former Nickelodeon television showrunner Butch Hartman for behind-the-scenes stories about his early projects after graduating from CalArts—An American Tail (1986) and Pocahontas (1995)—and his illustrious career at Nickelodeon creating the animated television series’ The Fairly

Spring 2020
Healing In Color showcases artworks created by children receiving cancer treatment at two Bay Area hospitals. Walt Disney once said that “fantasy and reality often overlap.” The young artists whose works will be on display as part of this exhibition have been encouraged to explore this intersection
Talks
Wed, Apr 29 | 5:30pm PT

Join legendary, award-winning, and Oscar®-nominated producer Don Hahn for the fifth installment of the museum’s new virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Hahn for behind-the-scenes stories from about his past projects including Beauty and the Beast (1991), The

We are excited to announce that The Walt Disney Family Museum Animation Festival is coming in October 2021 and will feature films from teen and college-level animators. At the festival, located in the beautiful Presidio of San Francisco, participants can attend workshops and talks, engage in activities, explore a school and career fair, and view the work of next generation's talented animators.

Watch this space, subscribe to our enews, and follow us on social media for updates and announcements, including information about submissions and the festival website, launching June 2020.