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Sat, Aug 10 | 1–2:30pm

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

Sat, Jul 27 | 1–2:30pm

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.

Sat, Jul 13 | 1–2:30pm

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,

Posted on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 17:13
Former Disney artist Willie Ito was 5 years old when he was taken to a neighborhood theater to see Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Two years later, returning to San Francisco from a weekend family outing to Santa Cruz, “There were armed soldiers stopping some of the cars,” as Ito remembers. The United States had been attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan that morning.
Posted on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:18

In late 1919, Walt Disney returned from his voluntary Red Cross service in post-World War I France. An independent eighteen-year-old, he’d resettled in Kansas City, Missouri and attempted to establish a career in illustration, graphic design, and cartooning. However, within a year’s time, a different art form caught his attention. 

Posted on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:31
Alice’s Wonderland—the last film Walt Disney made in Kansas City, Missouri—depicts the animated adventures of a true-to-life young girl in a make-believe world. In the original 1923 short film, Alice arrives by train in “Cartoonland.” A large welcoming committee of animated animal characters greets her with excitement and adoration. Walt’s subsequent arrival in Hollywood, also by train, was a bit humbler.

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Self-guided groups with less than 25 guests are welcome to purchase discounted tickets online up to 72 hours in advance of the desired group visit date. If your group is larger than 25 guestsplease contact Group Sales to arrange your group visit. 

Posted on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:47
Tennessee Loveless is an artist currently based in Chicago, Illinois. Being colorblind, Loveless understands hues in a conceptual way, often making choices based on the fundamentals of color theory, word association, and color psychology, instead of considering the color itself.
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Sun, Jul 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Tickets sold out. View one of these exquisite dolls in Gallery 6 and join us in this workshop to make your own traditional Guatemalan-inspired doll. Learn about historical Mayan clothing and the legend of the worry doll as you craft your own textile companion.

Sat, Sep 14 | 1–2:30pm

Tickets sold out. 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

Sun, Aug 18 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Tickets sold out. Artist Mary Blair brought an innovative modernist style and unique sense of color design to The Walt Disney Studios. Distinctive features such as contrasting colors and bold shapes quickly became notable and iconic features of her concept art for beloved animated films, including C

Mon–Fri | June 10–21

Tickets sold out. In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios used a then-innovative animation method: artists drew on celluloid sheets, or “cels,” with ink, and then placed these cels over painted backgrounds. After you create a hand-drawn piece of animation, you will then learn how to transfer it onto a

Jul 22, 2015 – Dec 7, 2015

"Tomorrow is a heck of a thing to keep up with.” —Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce its next exhibition, Tomorrowland: Walt’s Vision for Today, on view from July 22 through December 7, 2015. Guest-curated by Academy Award®-winning director, writer, and producer Brad