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The Presidio, San Francisco (June 23, 2011) – Flubber is back! Professor Ned Brainard and his clever creation come to life on the big screen at the Walt Disney Family Museum in August to showcase the 1961 classic. Spend an entire day with veteran Disney director/writer John Musker, as he screens his own works and teaches animation classes exclusively at the museum. It’s time to find your inner Walt – on the big screen of our state-of-the-art digital theater or in one of our many fun-filled classes!
 

FILM OF THE MONTH – August 1–August 31
The Absent-Minded Professor                                                                                   
1:00 & 4:00pm (daily except Tuesdays, and Saturday August 13)
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Bounce over to The Walt Disney Family Museum’s screening of The Absent-Minded Professor to be Flubberghasted! Professor Ned Brainard is so engrossed in his chemistry experiment that he forgets all about his wedding! Come see how Flubber, the professor’s experiment, saves the day!

Saturday August 13
Comedic Influences with J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt
3:00pm
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Ever wonder how Walt learned about comedy? Learn from Disney Authors and Historians, J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, about how comedians Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, among others, influenced Walt Disney’s works. Prepare for a fun filled journey from concept to laugh!

Friday August 26, Saturday August 27, Sunday August 28
Look Closer: Mickey’s Gala Premiere Animation Drawings
1:00 & 3:00pm I Gallery 3
Free with paid Museum admission.

Classes + Activities

Friday, August 5
The Animator’s Art: Youth Workshop
In Partnership with The San Francisco Film Society
10:00am–12:00pm I  Learning Center Media Studio
Join Disney Animator, John Musker, and Museum staff for a unique exploration of animation character design and flipbook art. Musker will draw some of his favorite characters and show how it only takes a basic shape to bring a drawing to life. Students will create their own flipbook character and share their work with John at the end of the event. All materials provided. Presented in collaboration with the Pacific Film Archive, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in partnership with The Walt Disney Family Museum. 
Price: Members $15, Non-Members $20
Reservations required. Purchase tickets at sffs.org or email education@sffs.org for more information.

Friday, August 5
The Animator’s Art: Master Class
In Partnership with The San Francisco Film Society
5:00–6:30pm
John Musker will explore his process of taking ideas from printed page to pixels, with lessons learned from the many artists he’s worked with during the past 34 years. Purchase master class and a 7:00pm screening of John’s animated film for an additional $5. Presented in collaboration with the Pacific Film Archive with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and in partnership with The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Price: Members $15, Non-Members $20
Reservations required. Purchase tickets at sffs.org or email education@sffs.org for more information.

Friday, August 5
A Screening of John Musker’s Animated Works
In Partnership with The San Francisco Film Society
7:00–8:30pm
We will screen the work of veteran writer/director of Disney animated features, John Musker. Presented in collaboration with the Pacific Film Archive with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and in partnership with The Walt Disney Family Museum. 
Price: Adults $7, Children $5, Masters Class participants $5
Reservations required. Purchase tickets at sffs.org or email education@sffs.org for more information.

Saturday August 13, Sunday August 21
Disney Discoveries!
1:00pm–3:00pm I Learning Center Art Studio
In honor of the film-of-the-month, The Absent-Minded Professor, join us in our Learning Center and make your own homemade flubber. This crazy putty will surely have you bouncing off the walls!

Saturday August 20
The Formula of Life: Follow-up to Armature Design for Stop Motion
10:00am–1:00pm ages 14–17 I 2:00–5:00pm Adults 18+
Learning Center Art Studio
Step into our lab and discover the formula that will bring your inanimate objects to life! You will experiment and focus on animated performance of a stop motion armature puppet! Registration required. Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814
Price: Members $30, Non­­­­-Members $35

Saturday August 27
Voice-over Class: Intermediate
Workshop # 1 10:00am–1:00pm I Learning Center Media Studio
Workshop # 2 2:00–5:00pm I Learning Center Media Studio
This intermediate class by Disney voice-over artist, Ned Lott, is a follow-up course to our  introductory workshop. You will receive further training on how to use your body as the instrument to help further develop your own creative character voices. Don’t miss this fun and inspiring class. Registration required. Email education @wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814.
Price: Members $55, Non-Members $60

 

Where:            The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129
415-345-6800

Admissions:    Various: visit www.waltdisney.org for details

Website:         www.waltdisney.org
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