PICTORIAL / INTERVIEW: ‘Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane’ opens at Walt Disney Family Museum
Mar09

PICTORIAL / INTERVIEW: ‘Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane’ opens at Walt Disney Family Museum

On Thursday, March 8th 2018 The Walt Disney Family Museum opened its newest exhibition Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane. We had the chance to speak with Glen Keane which you’ll find below but before that, we’ll take a look at the awesome exhibit which covers an impressive career by an impressive artist. For the uninitiated, Glen Keane is a Disney Legend and responsible for many of the most well-loved characters in the...

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‘Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane’ is basically a making-of exhibit of our childhoods
Jan13

‘Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane’ is basically a making-of exhibit of our childhoods

Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane is the next exciting original exhibition coming to The Walt Disney Family Museum. Excited much? Glen Keane is the legendary artistic talent responsible for some of the most unforgettable characters of our time, from the imposing Beast and fearless Tarzan, to the daring heroines Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel. The exhibition, curated by Glen Keane in partnership with Michael Labrie, the museum’s...

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Menzel, Bell, Iger; Disney and Pixar top brass show for John Lasseter top honor at WDFM
Nov13

Menzel, Bell, Iger; Disney and Pixar top brass show for John Lasseter top honor at WDFM

On Tuesday November 8th, 2017 The 3rd Annual Walt Disney Family Museum Gala was held at the Golden Gate Club inside the Presidio in San Francisco California.  The club exterior was lined with classic roadsters and decor seemingly straight from Adventureland and led guests to the fundraiser event honoring John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement...

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The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala will honor John Lasseter
Aug17

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala will honor John Lasseter

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce that it will hold its third annual fundraising gala on November 7, 2017. The event will honor John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The accolade recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding impact in the field of arts, education, community involvement, and technological...

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MUST SEE: SLEEPING BEAUTY straight from the mouths of animators who worked on it at Walt Disney Family Museum!
Aug03

MUST SEE: SLEEPING BEAUTY straight from the mouths of animators who worked on it at Walt Disney Family Museum!

SLEEPING BEAUTY is an endearing animated classic and the Walt Disney Family Museum is going to be paying tribute with a special talk featuring two influential Disney Legends (Floyd Norman and Burny Mattinson) who worked on the 1959 classic alongside artist Eyvind Earle. Floyd Norman started his long and prolific career at The Walt Disney Studios working as an inbetweener on Sleeping Beauty, and Burny Mattinson worked as an assistant...

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‘Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle’ brings beautiful stylized works to Walt Disney Family Museum
May09

‘Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle’ brings beautiful stylized works to Walt Disney Family Museum

Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle is the the latest original exhibition by the Walt Disney Family Museum coming next week. The retrospective will showcase the life and work of artist Eyvind Earle. He is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953). Reflecting on his time at The Walt...

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WDFM: Take a look at the kooky path to materializing Walt Disney’s HAUNTED MANSION attraction
Sep16

WDFM: Take a look at the kooky path to materializing Walt Disney’s HAUNTED MANSION attraction

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced an exciting upcoming program called Tales of Ghoulish Delight: Creating the Haunted Mansion. It should promise to be an interesting look into the winding path that eventually led to the hallmark Disney Parks attraction. Walt Disney first announced his plans to add a haunted house-style attraction to Disneyland in 1958, but the Haunted Mansion didn’t open until a full eleven years...

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Gonzo Muppeteer Dave Goelz hosting program at Walt Disney Family Museum
Jul20

Gonzo Muppeteer Dave Goelz hosting program at Walt Disney Family Museum

Later this summer, Muppeteer Dave Goelz (shown above at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con) will be hosting a fantastic program at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco: Becoming Real: A Muppeteer’s Journey with Dave Goelz. The event takes place takes place August 13, 2016 at 1pm at the Walt Disney Family Museum Theater. Meet veteran Muppeteer Dave Goelz who has been bringing life to puppets—including The Great Gonzo,...

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Exclusive discounts and savings for D23 members in 2016
Jan21

Exclusive discounts and savings for D23 members in 2016

D23, the official Disney fan club, has just announced some of the partnerships for 2016 which means discounts and savings for D23 members. New this year are offers from UNIQLO, SMS Audio, and ABC Store. Other returning offers include those from Disney Store, El Capitan Theatre, Ghirardelli, Walt Disney Family Museum, and H2O Plus. More offers can be found below. For the complete list visit D23.com/Discounts. Full announcement below....

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The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents The Big Draw, largest drawing festival this weekend
Oct06

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents The Big Draw, largest drawing festival this weekend

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in the San Francisco area, THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM is holding the largest drawing festival, showcasing Walt Disney’s contributions to drawing. The FREE event will feature author CLAIRE KEANE, read her new children’s book ONCE UPON A CLOUD. You can check out their official website here.  THE BIG DRAW will take place on October 10th from 11-4:00PM.  ABOUT The Big Draw...

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