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Walt and Lilly's "Tempus Fugit Celebration"
Posted on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:00

On July 13, 1955, Walt and Lilly hosted their 30th wedding anniversary party at the sparkling new Golden Horseshoe. The event doubled as the Revue's first performance!

Disneyland Day: July 15, 1955
Posted on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:00
Presented to Walt Disney from the Los Angeles City Council, this certificate—comprised of water color and ink—proclaims July 15, 1955 as "Disneyland Day." Hear our friend—and celebrated voice actor—Bill Rogers read a selection from the certificate’s dedication.
Program Recap: The Disney Effect
Posted on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:00
On January 10, panelists and guests gathered at Lucasfilm to discuss the power of storytelling in our lives, and in particular the life of one boy, Owen Suskind. Dig deeper into Owen's story and the power of myth, fable, and legend via new discussions with journalist Ron Suskind and historian Jeff Kurtti.
Program Recap: The Making of Hullabaloo
Posted on Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:00

Check out the highlights and recap of a program at The Walt Disney Family Museum, featuring a discussion with James Lopez about the making of Hullabaloo, his latest animated project.

American Experience: Walt Disney
Posted on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 12:00

WGBH’s American Experience: Walt Disney, which aired on PBS this week, was created independently of The Walt Disney Family Museum. Here are our thoughts on the program.

Remembering Kevin Corcoran (1949–2015)
Posted on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:19

"I am saddened to hear about the passing of Kevin Corcoran," said Miller. "My thoughts go out to Laura and his family. He was a great man and I will miss him."

Happy Birthday Jimmy Macdonald!
Posted on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 14:29

May 19th would have been Jimmy’s 110th birthday. We invite you to celebrate Walt’s chosen substitute by making some noise, Jimmy Macdonald-sound effects style!

Paving the Way for Success: The Importance of Pinocchio
Posted on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:58

What makes Pinocchio such an important film in the Disney canon? Beyond the laudable artistic merits of the film itself, Pinocchio represents Walt Disney's greatest animated achievement.

The Best Education I Ever Had: Mel Shaw at The Walt Disney Studios
Posted on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 17:21

Mel Shaw’s life as an all-out renaissance man produced a near overwhelming amount of artistic creations, from painting to sculpture to sketches and pastels, many of which are exhibited in Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback at The Walt Disney Family Museum. The fascinating works on display include a selection of Shaw’s work when he was working for Walt during the Studios’ golden age.

A Whale of a Tale: An Ode to Monstro
Posted on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:36

In accordance with Shark Week and our latest special exhibition, Wish Upon A Star: The Art of Pinocchio, Monstro, the terrifying giant sperm whale that consumes Pinocchio, Geppetto, Figaro, and Cleo before sneezing them back out because Pinocchio, a character made entirely of wood, thought it prudent to start a bonfire.

From Sketch Artist to Animator: Inspecting Some Pieces by Retta Scott
Posted on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:51

Though the Walt Disney Family Museum offers exciting new displays and stories in each special exhibition that opens, there are also delightful new discoveries to be found in the main museum galleries when case rotations are made. Let’s take a look at one of the latest rotations, in the case dedicated to one of Walt’s most distinctive feature films, Bambi (1942).

Walt and Sharon Take a Trip to Alaska
Posted on Sat, 08/06/2016 - 11:01

Walt Disney and his youngest daughter, Sharon, left Los Angeles on August 10, 1947 for a three week trip to Candle, Alaska. What was supposed to be a relaxing flight turned out to be quite an adventure…as well as a wonderful father-and-daughter bonding experience.

Second Opening of Disneyland
Posted on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:41

With excitement abuzz over Disneyland’s latest planned expansion, we pay tribute to its first major park expansion as proof of Walt’s oft-proclaimed pronouncement that “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”