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Classes
Mon–Fri | Jul 22–Aug 2 | 9am–4pm

Join us as we explore animation techniques while simultaneously learning about race, ethnicity, and cultures from around the world and how to represent diversity and diverse stories within your work. In this two-week class, you will study diverse stories, learn more about the writing tropes that

Classes
Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm

This incredible two-week journey will take a look at what it means to be a woman in animation and helps students design their own female lead characters while teaching them about narrative structure and fairy tales as well as the writing tropes and stereotypes that still exist in animated films.

Classes
Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm

Tickets sold out. Join us for this two-week, intensive class that focuses on digital 2D animation. Learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical, hand-drawn animation techniques. 

Classes
Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6

Tickets sold out. Join us for this two-week journey into the world of comics as we explore this unique form of visual storytelling. Learn what it takes to plan out your script, utilize elements of acting and pantomime, as well as how each panel and page works to guide your reader through your

Classes
Mon–Fri | June 10–21
9am–4pm

Tickets sold out. In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine your ideas and designs as you learn about what it takes to become an animator—and use your new skills to create an original animated short film. 

Classes
Every Sun, Sep 8–Oct 27 | 1–4pm

Learn traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team relied upon daily with pencil and paper, and transition them into the digital world. Students learn skills and software using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on a computer. This eight-week class will focus on introductory-level

Classes
Every Sat, Sep 7–Oct 26 | 1:30–4:30pm

Learn traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team relied upon daily with pencil and paper, and transition them into the digital world. Students learn skills and software using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on a computer. This eight-week class will focus on introductory-level

Classes
Every Wed, Aug 28–Oct 16 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of the basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course goes in depth on a different concept each class, working traditionally with pencil and paper. Through this course, budding animators will develop a strong foundation,

Workshops
Sat, Sep 28 | 10:30am–12:30pm
Join us in this informative workshop about the various art schools, programs, courses, and paths to a career in animation.
Workshops
Sun, Sep 15 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt’s passion for the natural world came to the forefront in the 1940s and 50s when he financed the production of the True-Life Adventures (1948–1960), a documentary series focusing on animals and their natural habitats. He wanted these films to entertain, educate, and encourage audiences to care

Workshops
Sat, Sep 14 | 10:30am–noon

As featured in Gallery 8, horses starred prominently in the classic Disney television series Zorro (1975). Zorro’s reliable steed, Tornado, would swiftly (and regularly) carry his rider out of precarious situations. In this workshop, create an animation of a horse galloping with particular focus on

Workshops
Sat, Aug 10 | 10:30am–noon

One of the most memorable sequences in Disney animation history involves the magical transformation of Cinderella’s ragged dress into a beautiful, twinkling ballgown. In this workshop, learn more about the classic film Cinderella (1950), as featured in Gallery 7, and learn to use elements of

Workshops
Sat, Jul 27 | 10:30am–noon

Learn more about the South American tour and Victory Through Air Power in Gallery 6, and then join us to create your own animation of a soaring plane, using timing and spacing to chart its path through the sky.

Workshops
Sat, Jul 13 | 10:30am–noon

In 1941, a little flying elephant charmed the world in Dumbo. While making the film, animators were challenged with animating flight in a way that looked not only whimsical, but believable. We invite you to read about the production of Dumbo in Gallery 6, then join us in learning how to use timing,

Workshops
Thu, Sep 5 | 4–7pm

Enjoy light refreshments and connect with other educators while exploring the museum’s galleries. Visit the Learning Center to preview the Education Department’s newest school experience offerings for the 2019–20 academic year.

Talks
Sat, Jul 13 | 2pm

In the 2013 Annie Award-winning Disney short Get a Horse!, audiences took a trip back in time to Walt Disney’s earliest Mickey Mouse cartoons. Animated in a 1920s-era black and white style and complete with original sound clips—including Walt Disney providing the original voice of Mickey—the short

Films
Sat, Jun 8 & Sun, Jun 9 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Experience the animation’s next generation at this special screening of our 2019 Teen Animation Festival International Official Festival Selections. This unique screening features short animated films done by teens ages 13 to 19 using differing technologies and techniques such as stop-motion, 3D,

Films
May | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 1pm
No screenings Saturday, May 4 & 18

Considered by many to be Walt’s finest animated film, Pinocchio was not only groundbreaking and innovative, but heartwarming and enchanting as well. With the help of a wise cricket as his conscience, a living puppet sets out to prove he is worthy of becoming a real boy in this imaginative take on Ca

Films
May | Select Saturdays & Sundays | 4pm
No screening Saturday, May 18

“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Find out the answer to that age-old question by joining us for a screening of Walt’s first full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs