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San Francisco, CA – March 21, 2012—The Walt Disney Family Museum is exploring the quality, style, and nature of the art and design of Disney films by celebrating the timeless feature-length animated film Cinderella—the classic rags-to-riches story about a beautiful girl who finds her happily-ever-after with Prince Charming through a fairy godmother, a little magic, and a glass slipper.                         

After its release on February 15, 1950, Cinderella quickly became the highest grossing film of the year and the profits helped the Disney Studios produce more successful feature-length films throughout the decade including Peter Pan and Alice and Wonderland

Screens daily at 1 and 4 p.m. (except Tuesdays and April 14, 15, and 28)
Admission to the film is $7 general; $5 under 17; or free with paid Museum admission.

Cinderella Style: The Evolution of Disney Animation
Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.
$12 general; $9 under 17

Oscar®-winning Pixar director and Disney expert Ralph Eggleston discusses the evolving design sophistication of Disney animation—specifically the post-war streamlining and innovations brought to the forefront with the production of Cinderella. Not simply focusing on art, Eggleston will also provide an understanding of the cultural context that helped shape Cinderella, and its impact on Walt’s subsequent animation production. Illustrated with rare art, photos, and film clips, this program offers insight into Walt’s effort to again make his Studio the reigning force in feature animation.

Look Closer: Concept Art for Cinderella
Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29
1 and 3 p.m.
Free with Museum admission.

Get a more detailed view of the concept art from Cinderella—predominantly painted by the legendary Mary Blair—as the Look Closer series offers a close-up view of The Ladies of the Ink and Paint Department at 1 and 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15
Disney Discoveries
1–3 p.m. | Learning Center Art Studio
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Make all your wishes come true! Visit our Learning Center and create your very own magic wand in this month’s Disney Discoveries.
Free with Museum admission.

Saturday, April 21
Improv for Animators
10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Learning Center Art Studio
Learn the basics of improvisation through games and exercises. Tap into your creativity to be fearless and find the “truth” of the moment. Discover improvisational approaches to character creation. The class is taught by professional improviser, Jill Bourque, who created the international hit improv theater show, How We First Met. 

Space is limited. Registration and additional fee required. Contact: education@wdfmuseum.org

Saturday, April 28
Improv for Voice Over
10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Learning Center Art Studio
Led by professional improviser Jill Bourque, this course will teach the basics of improv and how to apply it to voice over work. Learn how to trust and use your instincts by tapping into your creativity. Improv games and exercises will help you find your creative flow, resulting in stronger choices when you’re in the voice over booth.

Space is limited. Registration and additional fee required. Contact: education@wdfmuseum.org

Tickets for all films and programs are available at the Walt Disney Family Museum Member Services and Reception Desk or online at waltdisney.org.

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.

 Hours:                  10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Monday; closed on Tuesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

 Tickets:                $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, and $12 children ages 6 to 17;
Admission is free for members.

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

Website:             www.waltdisney.org