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Every Wed, Jan 24–Mar 13 | 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. Students will develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of art...

Posted on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 14:34

Watching Alice’s Wonderland, the short pilot cartoon Walt Disney carried with him on his journey west to Los Angeles in 1923, it's ironic to consider the character Alice’s own journey by animated train. The live-action young girl—played by Virginia Davis—makes a triumphant arrival in “Cartoonland” where crowds of cheering, hand-drawn animals welcome her with pomp and ceremony. Walt’s arrival in Los Angeles could not have been more different. Not only was there no glorious welcome, but the local...

Classes
Fri, Jan 19–Mar 8, 2024 | 4:30–6:30pm

Sketchbooks can be a very expressive form of artwork. While they physically contain our drawings, they may also contain ideas, stories, thoughts, and rough experiments that are very personal to us. During this six-week class, we will delve into how to keep a sketchbook and what it means to make it a...

Classes
Thu, Jan 18–Mar 7 | 4:30–6:30pm

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 paper cut-outs, we will explore various methods of animating such as simple ball bounces to more character-driven scenes.


Please note: This Class take...

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 3 | 1–2:30pm

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Cupid is on the move and striking the hearts of our favorite animated characters. During this romantic workshop, we will take a trip down the memory lane of cartoon characters who have been famously bitten by the love bug, and we will demonstrate how...

Workshops
Sat, Jan 27 | 1–2:30pm

A spellbound princess, an heroic prince, and a menacing dragon make for the perfect recipe in a classic tale. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1956), join us for a day of magic! As we explore the development of the character Maleficent, we will dive into various...

Workshops
Sat, Jan 27 | 10:30am–noon

A spellbound princess, an heroic prince, and a menacing dragon make for the perfect recipe in a classic tale. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1956), join us for a day of magic! As we explore the development of the character Maleficent, we will dive into various...

Workshops
Sat, Feb 24 | 1–2:30pm

Wander down the path of adaptations and stitch together the symbolism of sewing in animation and how often this craft has been represented throughout the history of filmmaking. Then, using traditional animation techniques, animate your very own tailor hard at work!

Workshops
Sat, Feb 10 | 1–2:30pm

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Cupid is on the move and striking the hearts of our favorite animated characters. During this romantic workshop, we will take a trip down the memory lane of cartoon characters who have been famously bitten by the love bug, and we will demonstrate how...

Workshops
Sat, Jan 20 | 1–2:30pm

In the world of television and film, cartoon animals have gone on many adventures, such as jungle expeditions, space explorations, and one of the biggest journeys of all—school. Join us as we celebrate a new year and the return to school from holiday break. We will explore animation throughout the...

Films
Sat & Sun, Jan 6–28 | 2pm
No screening Jan 20

Join us this January for a special month-long screening of Eight Below (2006), the heartwarming tale based on a true story of a man who will stop at nothing to save his beloved sled dogs, starring the late Paul Walker.

The main museum is open Thu–Sun, 10am–5:30pm (last entry at 4:30pm). Our latest special exhibition, Disney Cats & Dogs, is open Thu–Sun, 10am–5pm (last entry at 4pm) in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall. 

The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1. On December 24 and 31, the main museum closes at 4pm with last entry at 3pm and Disney Cats & Dogs closes at 3:30pm with last entry at 2:30pm.

For further information about our hours or admission prices, please contact Ticket Desk at 415.345.6800. Operating hours are subject to change, please check our calendar prior to planning your visit. 

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Workshops
Sun, Feb 11 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Love is in the air! In honor of one of the most iconic couples in animation, we are celebrating Disney and Pixar’s UP (2009) by making personal mailboxes! As we create tangible reminders of love, enjoy the history of the letterbox, color theory, and painting techniques. You will then leave with a...

Workshops
Sun, Jan 28 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Make it blue, make it pink! In honor of the 65th anniversary of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959), we are highlighting one of the film’s most memorable scenes: fairies Flora and Merriweather disagreeing on Princess Aurora’s dress color. Join us as we look at the history of printmaking and create our...

Workshops
Sat, Feb 10 | 10:30am–noon

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Cupid is on the move and striking the hearts of our favorite animated characters. During this romantic workshop, we will take a trip down the memory lane of cartoon characters who have been famously bitten by the love bug, and we will demonstrate how...

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Feb 3 | 10:30am–noon

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Cupid is on the move and striking the hearts of our favorite animated characters. During this romantic workshop, we will take a trip down the memory lane of cartoon characters who have been famously bitten by the love bug, and we will demonstrate how...

Workshops
Sat, Jan 20 | 10:30am–noon

In the world of television and film, cartoon animals have gone on many adventures, such as jungle expeditions, space explorations, and one of the biggest journeys of all—school. Join us as we celebrate a new year and the return to school from holiday break. We will explore animation throughout the...

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Jan 6 | 1–2:30pm

In the world of television and film, cartoon animals have gone on many adventures, such as jungle expeditions, space explorations, and one of the biggest journeys of all—school. Join us as we celebrate a new year and the return to school from holiday break. We will explore animation throughout the...

Workshops Virtual
Sat, Jan 6 | 10:30am–noon

In the world of television and film, cartoon animals have gone on many adventures, such as jungle expeditions, space explorations, and one of the biggest journeys of all—school. Join us as we celebrate a new year and the return to school from holiday break. We will explore animation throughout the...