A cultural icon, Mickey Mouse’s indomitable spirit and universal appeal has inspired unique fashion lines across the world for decades. In honor of his 90th birthday in 2018, many fashion companies such as Levi’s, Dooney & Bourke, Vans, Ray-Ban, and Coach chose to pay tribute to the mouse who
It was truly a jolly holiday when Mary Poppins flew, via umbrella, back onto the big screen in the whimsical sequel Mary Poppins Returns (2018), starring Emily Blunt reprising Julie Andrews’ breakthrough role. It was an even happier surprise to see traditionally-animated penguins dancing beside her,
In 1964, Walt Disney and his Imagineers premiered the early phases of what would become classic Disneyland attractions at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. Walt’s sponsors at the Fair funded the development of major technical advancements such as Audio-Animatronics® technology and the PeopleMover s
As The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrates its 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to invite you to discover how Diane Disney Miller’s vision to turn a former military installation into a loving showcase of the real man behind the iconic mouse became reality, and how the museum has evolved during its
Join us as we take a rare look behind some of your favorite characters and highlight the Disney Legends who brought the magic to life. In honor of Home Movie Day® and in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, enjoy the Academy’s® Randy Haberkamp and Lynne Kirste showcasing Frank Thomas and Ward
Join us as we celebrate Walt’s original Magic Kingdom on Home Movie Day® with Randy Haberkamp and Lynne Kirste of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® along with some very special guests for a blast from the past. Enjoy live musical accompaniment to selections from the Academy Film
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!
Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate The Big Draw, the world’s largest drawing festival! Our annual, museum-wide family event will take place this year on October 5, celebrating Walt Disney’s varied contributions to visual arts. At this year’s event, join us for drawing sessions in
Walt Disney always encouraged his animators to remain lifelong students and continually improve their craft with every project. Bring your art and join us for this informative workshop about how to build a well-rounded portfolio or demo-reel and cater these items to the job or internship you want.
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
In this six-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to
From the detailed background paintings of Sleeping Beauty (1959) to the immersive life-size lands of Disneyland, Walt Disney found many ways to visually display the worlds of his creations. In this class, learn about the process of developing an idea from concept sketches to completed pieces of art
Gain an understanding of visual storytelling in this 6-week intensive course. Learn the basics of camera angles, composition, and framing, then turn your story into a fully-formed storyboard from beginning to end. Be prepared to rework ideas and try new things to best tell your story.
This class is
Gain an understanding of visual storytelling in this six-week intensive course. Learn the basics of camera angles, composition, and framing, then turn your story into a fully-formed storyboard from beginning to end. Be prepared to rework ideas and try new things to best tell your story.
Mary Blair was a powerful creative force who shaped the artistic direction of The Walt Disney Studios for decades, finding success during a time in history when men were often granted lead creative positions. Despite this challenge, and thanks in part to Walt Disney’s faith in her vision, Blair