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May 18, 2016 – Jan 9, 2017

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio. On view from May 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017, this never-before-seen exhibition created by the museum allows visitors to discover the artistic process and step behind-the-scenes to explore how one of the most

March 23–October 9, 2017
Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men
Nov 9, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to continue our holiday tradition of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from November 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
September 28, 2017–January 8, 2018
In partnership with select senior-care facilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Looking Inward cumulates artwork from a unique outreach project centered around art-making activities for underserved seniors, many of whom live with memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms
Mar 8–Sep 3, 2018
Immerse yourself in some of the most unforgettable characters of our time, from the imposing Beast and fearless Tarzan, to the daring heroines Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel.
Films
July | Select Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm & 4pm
No 1pm & 4pm screenings Saturday, July 13

This month, join us for a screening of Ted Thomas’s documentary Walt and El Grupo, detailing Walt’s 1941 goodwill tour of South America with his team of talented Disney artists. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories from the trip that later inspired the films Saludos Amigos (1943) and The Three

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Advisory Committee is made up of extraordinary individuals, each with a substantial list of remarkable personal and professional achievements. Their combined insight, experience, and vision provide important strategic guidance for the museum in carrying out its mission and expanding its outreach and impact. Constituted in April 2015 to complement the museum’s Board of Directors, the Advisory Committee comprises the following distinguished members:

Walt Disney with dinosaurs, “Disneyland Goes to the World Fair” (1964)
Posted on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:31
On November 30, 1955, Walt Disney’s Disneyland television program aired “The Story of the Animated Drawing,” an hour-length exploration of the medium that had made Walt famous. The show presented a documentary of the history of animation—from its ancient origins to its more modern innovations. During the 1910s and 20s, one of the medium’s dominant artists was renowned cartoonist Winsor McCay.
Map of Disney family ancestry
Posted on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:28
The roots of the Disney family tree begin in earnest in Normandy, France, and make stops in Ireland and Canada before Walt's father, Elias, is born.

Our Board of Directors includes two generations of Walt Disney’s family and exceptional leaders from our community.

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

Tickets sold out. Join us for a two-week intensive exploration of cinematography as well as an exclusive look into the field as it exists today with guest animators from the film industry. Students will focus on what it means to be a director of photography, and how visuals can reinforce the

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.