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Also Ongoing Special Exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery
Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia
through September 17, 2012

San Francisco, CA – May 8, 2012—Celebrate the start of summer by going on a trip to The Walt Disney Family Museum for the film of the month – Walt Disney’s Bon Voyage!

Based on the book by Marrijane and Joseph Hayes, Bon Voyage! stars Disney Legend and film celebrity Fred MacMurray, who had leading roles in seven Disney feature films. This summer marks the 50th anniversary since the film’s original theatrical release in 1962, and will be screened daily at 1 and 4 p.m. in The Walt Disney Family Museum’s state-of-the-art digital theater throughout the month of June.

Bon Voyage!(1962)
Screens daily at 1 and 4 p.m. (except Tuesdays, June 16, 23 and 29)
Films are free with Museum admission or $7 general; $5 under 17, without Museum admission.

Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia
Through September 17, 2012 | Theater Gallery
Free with Museum admission.

Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia
The Walt Disney Family Museum is also pleased to present the special exhibition Heinrich Kley: From Fantasy to Fantasia featuring drawings by Heinrich Kley—Walt Disney’s most admired European illustrator—paired with art from Disney’s famed animated film Fantasia (1940). On view through September 17, 2012, this exhibition features 29 drawings by Kley alongside more than 25 sketches, concept art, and maquettes from the Walt Disney classic film. Also on view are four of Kley’s sketchbooks which feature some 50 pages of intricate drawings. The Kley artworks are from Walt Disney’s personal collection and are on view for the first time as a collection in the United States.

The Bridge on the Big Screen: Movies Starring the Golden Gate Bridge
Vertigo + Discussion with KRON 4’s Jan Wahl
Saturday, June 16
6 p.m. | Theater
Free on a first come first served basis starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the screening.

Come see Vertigo (1958), the classic Alfred Hitchcock psychological thriller! Film critic Jan Wahl will present interesting and little known facts about the making of the film, and discuss what role the Golden Gate Bridge plays in one of the greatest films ever made.    

This film screening is part of The Bridge on the Big Screen: Movies Starring the Golden Gate Bridge series presented by the Walt Disney Family Museum and The Presidio Trust in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary.

Selling Walt: The Business (and Fun) of Movie Promotion
Saturday, June 23
3 p.m. | Theater
$10 general; $7 under 17

Join author (The Disney Treasures, The Mickey Mouse Treasures)—and past manager of the Walt Disney Archives—Robert Tieman as he delves into the little-known, almost-forgotten world of the Advance Promotion Campaign. Once the standard practice in Hollywood motion picture studios, the job was to get the word out on each new movie, introduce the stories and characters to the public, and build excitement in advance of a film’s opening at the local theater; in other words: sell the movie. Illustrated with rare ad materials and photos, this program offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Walt’s public image—and his Studio’s standing in popular culture.

Look Closer: Walt and the 1964 New York World’s Fair
Friday, June 22; Saturday, June 23; and Sunday, June 24
11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. | Gallery 9
Free with Museum admission.
Learn how Walt stretched his Imagineers to create four innovative attractions that amazed the world!

Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10
Disney Discoveries!
1–3 p.m. (drop-in program) | Learning Center Art Studio
Bonjour! Let your fingers be the paint brush as you create your very own “pointillism” masterpiece like the great French painters.
Free with Museum admission.

Saturday, June 16
Step into a Cartoon
1 p.m.–3 p.m. (drop-in program) | Learning Center Art Studio
Have you ever wanted to play with animated characters such as Alice in the Alice Comedies, or dance with singing penguins like Bert and Mary in Mary Poppins? This is your chance to star in an animated cartoon using green screen technology just like these beloved characters!

Saturday, June 23
Teen Animation Workshop 2.0
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Learning Center
$18 Museum members | $20 general
Learn an intermediate approach to hand-drawn animation. You will receive critical feedback on your animation scene focusing on timing, secondary motion, and follow-through.  
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 Reception Desk or online at waltdisney.org.

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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