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The Walt Disney Family Museum
March 2011 Events Calendar

Join us for Mary Poppins-themed screenings, activities and fun!

And get a behind the scenes look at the history and making of
“Epic Mickey” with Video Game Developer Warren Spector 

FILM OF THE MONTH – March 2 – March 31
Mary Poppins (1964)
1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater
(except Tuesdays and March 5, 13 + 20)
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who brings joy, order, and happiness to the Banks family. It’s a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious film that will make you want to sing and dance all the way home.

March 5 – Designing a Video Game with Warren Spector
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Learn how new technology has helped create an immersive and connective gaming experience in this program about video game development.  Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point General Manager and Creative Director Warren Spector—who also serves as creator of the newly released video game Disney’s Epic Mickey—will discuss how to design the world of a video game and take you through the process from concept art to final product. The presentation will include a game-play demo and will be followed by audience Q&A.

March 20 – Fashioning a Family: The Costume Design of Mary Poppins with Tony Walton
In conjunction with the Museum of Performance and Design, moderated by their curator Brad Rosenstein.
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Academy Award-winning designer Tony Walton, who served as costume designer and visual consultant for Mary Poppins (for which he received an Oscar nomination), joins us for a special conversation about the production design of one of Disney’s most magical films.

March 13 – The Music of Mary Poppins: Concert with Richard Sherman – SOLD OUT
3:00pm, Special Exhibition Hall
Richard Sherman, Disney Legend and songwriter, will play the piano, sing, and discuss what it was like to work on the Mary Poppins score. Sing along to the Academy Award-winning Score and Best Song “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” the 1965 pop hit “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and Walt’s favoring song, “Feed the Birds.”


Saturday, March 26 – Moving Pictures: 2-D Hand Drawn Animation Workshop for Adults (18+)
1:00—4:00pm, Learning Center Media Studio
Do you like to draw? Would you like to learn to animate? This class will teach you the basic principles of animation, as well as give you the ins and outs of the latest animation software so you can start animating anywhere—even from home!
Registration required. Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814.

DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Saturday, March 12 + Sunday, March 20
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Outdoors
Jump into your own sidewalk chalk drawing. Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey, chim chim cher-ee, come be as creative as you can be. Geared for children 7-12 years old, Museum Interpreters and our Educational staff will be on hand to inspire you to draw whatever you please. (This activity will take place on the sidewalk behind the Museum, but will be moved indoors in the case of bad weather).

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.

March 25, 26 + 27 – Look Closer: A first edition Mary Poppins book by P.L. Travers
3:00 pm, Gallery 9
Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the galleries?  Our Look Closer series will give you that opportunity—staff will reveal little known facts, behind the scenes information, or just additional information during the 5 to 8-minute gallery talk.


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

Admissions:    Various: check Website for details. 

Website:         www.waltdisney.org

Main Phone:  415-345-6800