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Moon Pilot Blasts Off at The Walt Disney Family Museum! July 2011 Events Calendar

FILM OF THE MONTH – July 1–July 31

Moon Pilot
1:00 & 4:00pm (daily except Tuesdays, and July 16, 17, and 23)
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Launch your summer with this high-flying comedy! Richmond Talbot takes you to the moon for an afternoon of laughs as you watch and enjoy this out of world romance.

Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17
Songs and Stories from Disneyland with Rod Miller
11:00am–3:00pm I Lobby
Free with paid Museum admission
Ragtime pianist, Rod Miller, will play tunes and tell stories about playing on Main Street at the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner to working at Disneyland. You are sure to enjoy the brilliance of his music as he shares his songs and stories with us.

Saturday July 16
Laugh-O-Grams Screening
Tickets are available online at www.silentfilm.org
The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and MoMA Castro Theater are presenting five original Laugh-O-Gram shorts produced by Walt when he lived in Kansas City, Missouri. Come experience these wonderful silent films with musical accompaniment in the beautiful Castro Theater. Historian JB Kaufman will also be on hand to discuss the significance of these early Disney films!

Sunday July 17
Disneyland Model: Creating the Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Hear from creative director, Brian Gernand, about the making of our Disneyland Model. Brian will describe how Tony Baxter and his team partnered with Diane Disney Miller to create the outstanding piece that represents “The Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination.” Join us as we explore the intricacies of the model, learn about their creative process, and what it ultimately represents.

Saturday July 23
Walt’s Fascination with Outer Space
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Learn about Walt's fascination with outer space and how he helped build support for the U.S. Space Program. Disney historian and author, Jim Korkis, will discuss Walt’s scientific and cultural contributions, the idea of Science Factual vs. Science Fiction, and Walt as a visionary and futurist. Excerpts from the Disneyland television series, including "Man and The Moon," and "Mars and Beyond" will also be included in the presentation.

Friday July 29, Saturday July 30, Sunday July 31
Look Closer: Disneyland TV, Space Travel Series Publicity Stills
1:00 & 3:00pm I Gallery 9
Free with paid Museum admission

Classes + Activities
Saturday July 9, Sunday July 17
Disney Discoveries
1:00–3:00pm I Learning Center Art Studio
Free with paid Museum admission
Map your voyage to the stars! Create your own three-dimensional stellar map that glows in the dark!

Saturday July 16
Life on the Moon: Intro to Armature Design for Stop Motion Animation
10:00am–1:00pm ages 14–17 I 2:00–5:00pm Adults 18+ I Learning Center Art Studio
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org
Create and design your own life form. In this introductory course you will build and design your own armature for a stop motion animation puppet. This class focuses on the necessary skills to continue to build your own life forms and bring them to life! Registration required.
Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814
Price: Members $45, Non¬¬¬¬–¬Members $50