In celebration of Fantasia's (1940) 80th anniversary, join us to experiment creating a musically-inspired piece of art. Use color theory, shapes, lines, and patterns to represent the mood of a piece of music in an abstract painting.
As Cinderella (1950) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, join us to create a little magic of your own as you transform a hollow craft pumpkin into your own miniature carriage.
In this delightfully spooky workshop, channel your inner mad (toy) scientist as you combine recycled parts to create something unique. Choose your favorite pieces from an array of stuffed toys and stitch them all together to create a new friend.
Animating facial expressions, whether realistic or exaggerated, is a difficult skill to master. To enhance believability, animators often use themselves as a model for their own poses and expressions. Many classic animators even kept a small mirror by their desks so they could use their reflections
Join Academy Award–nominated filmmaker and Tonko House Co-Founder Robert Kondo for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at Disney·Pixar on Ratatouille (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Monsters University (2013), and co-founding Tonko House, a studio that strives to nurture growth while telling
The moment a piece of art comes together just right can be a thrilling and uplifting experience which fills the artist with confidence in their artistic ability. Confidence is key for encouraging artists and animators to keep going even as the work gets difficult and they encounter unexpected
Join actor, comedian, and writer Bobby Moynihan for behind-the-scenes stories from his voice work on several Disney projects, including roles in Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University (2013) and Inside Out (2015), Disney Television Animation’s DuckTales (2017–present), Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars
Willie Ito’s life was upended when he and his family were taken from their home in San Francisco and interned in Utah at a camp for Japanese Americans. Several years after his release, he accepted a dream job at The Walt Disney Studios as an animator on Lady and the Tramp (1955). In this special
Join Art Director and Former Imagineer Ray Spencer for backstage stories from his projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, including Buena Vista Street, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, and the reintroduction of the Hatbox Ghost character in Haunted Mansion.
We invite you and your family to join us as Author and Illustrator Svetla Radivoeva shares the story of Malina, a hedgehog with a passion for making sweet raspberry jam.
It is widely accepted that we are our own worst critics, and artists are no exception. Even the most experienced artists can be unsatisfied with a piece of work and start to doubt their skill. When embraced, self-doubt can actually be an important part of the artistic process as it motivates the
After years of making package features that compiled animated short subjects, Walt Disney’s artists knew that Cinderella, released 70 years ago in 1950, would be different. As a full-length fairy tale, it was more akin to the stories they’d told before World War II. But the film would have a twist on its predecessors.
We invite you and your family to join us for our latest Virtual Storytime, Disney Princess: The World Is Yours, as Author Megan Roth reads the book aloud and shares stunning illustrations of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, and Rapunzel on their latest adventures.
We are delighted to celebrate Alan Menken's recent achievement in earning the coveted EGOT, following his Daytime Emmy win for Best Original Song. He is the 16th person to receive the distinction of earning four prestigious awards—an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. We invite you to a special musical
Join Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore for an exclusive workshop and Q&A from Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny, Ireland. From the comfort of your home, learn how to draw characters from The Secret of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2014), and more.
“There is a nice philosophy in Cinderella’s attitude. She can teach the young – and others – how to take adversity.” – film critic Helen Bower, April 1950
Join film historian and Academy Award®-, Emmy Award®-, and Peabody Award®-winning filmmaker John Canemaker for an in-depth look at the history of character animation from Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) to The Walt Disney Studios’ advancements of the 1930s.
This multiplane camera was unlike anything ever used before at Walt’s studio, and in particular it was a favorite tool on his second feature film, Pinocchio (1940). Learn more about the foremost and often celebrated use of the multiplane’s wondrous ability in sequence two of Pinocchio, “Goes to School.”
This incredible abstract façade of “it’s a small world” by Mary Blair from 1964—displayed in our 2014 exhibition, MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair—was made with an interesting combination of techniques and materials. It was constructed of cast plaster with mosaic-like design elements, which give us an insight to the many processes that Mary Blair used in her artwork.