The Walt Disney Family Museum
Explore the Innovation in Animation
FILM OF THE MONTH
Silly Symphonies (1929-1939)
Starting with The Skeleton Dance in 1929 and ending with The Ugly Ducking remake in 1939, the Silly Symphonies is a series of 75 cartoons based on musical themes. The film of the month comprises selections from the series, which feature a different cast of characters in each installment. Highlights include The Old Mill (1937), Flowers and Tress (1932), Music Land (1935) and The Three Little Pigs (1933).
June 19 – Innovations in Animation: Sound, Color, and Depth
Walt Disney tested new technologies in the Silly Symphonies and produced animated shorts with sound, color, and depth. Russell Merritt, professor of Film Studies at Berkeley and co-author of Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies, will discuss Music Land, Flowers and Trees, and The Old Mill among other groundbreaking shorts.
Learn how Walt took risks that pushed the boundaries in the industry and changed animation forever. Film producer (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) and director Don Hahn discusses “firsts in animation” and highlights the new technological and artistic developments in the industry.
JUNE DISNEY DISCOVERIES! + LOOK CLOSER SERIES
DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month
June 12 – Disney Discoveries! Silly Cartoon Cranked Moviola
Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! The second Saturday of each month, join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.
The Disney Discoveries! Activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. No ticket is needed for members—just show your membership card.
June 25, 26 + 27 – Look Closer: Multiplane Camera
Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the galleries? Our Look Closer series will give you that opportunity. In the 15 – 30-minute gallery talk, staff will reveal little known facts and information not on the gallery label.
The Look Closer series is free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket is needed. Just show your membership card.
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum
Admissions: Various: check Website for details.
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