We are thrilled to welcome you back to our Main Museum galleries beginning Thursday, April 22. Experience Walt Disney’s uplifting life story showcased through our state-of-the-art galleries, which house hundreds of memorable artifacts, original artworks, and a spectacular miniature model of
In 1942, Alexander P. de Seversky released his book Victory Through Air Power, in which he challenged the status quo of military doctrine with his argument that United States air power was weak, ineffective, and highly underdeveloped. He argued that military supremacy would be derived from air supremacy, and that the future of warfare rested on the development of a super fleet capable of strategic bombing or long-range air power. This, he argued, would be far more effective than tactical air
Time for our monthly WD-FM Museum Musings where you can catch up with Chris and Bri on upcoming events, programs, and more on our upcoming virtual community art exhibition, Conserving the Magic of Our Planet. Hear a special interview with Director of Education, Travis Lacina about our summer classes and engaging workshops.
Join best-selling author Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara for a Virtual Storytime of Little People, BIG DREAMS: Earth Heroes. Hear the stories of three environmental heroes—Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and David Attenborough—and how they pursued their dreams to help conserve the natural world.
Join Mulan (1998) Co-Director Tony Bancroft and his twin brother Tom Bancroft, character designer of Mushu, for a virtual program behind the making of the film, including production, casting, music, research, and story development.
Join us at The Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate Earth Day with a replay of three events previously recorded during our October 2020 Virtual Community Day, The Big Green Draw: A Climate for Change.
Fall in with WD-FM as we explore the creation and history in our newest special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. Hear excerpts of interviews from Exhibition Curator Kent Ramsey, Director of Exhibitions Marina Villar Delgado, and Exhibitions Assistant Kaitlin Buickel on how they helped bring this exhibition to the public.
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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
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
As a former Disney Channel sitcom actress, a current voice talent for Star Wars and Sofia the First projects, and now, as the designer behind a sci-fi/fantasy-inspired fashion company for women, Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein has made a name for herself across the Disney landscape in a unique way
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.
Join DreamWorks Animation Executive Producer Aliki Theofilopoulos as she shares behind-the-scenes stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998), Tarzan® (1999), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Treasure Planet (2002), Disney Television Animation’s Phineas and Ferb
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
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
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
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