FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUMSHOWCASES OLD YELLER
San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2012—Animal lovers rejoice! Our furry friends will be in the spotlight all throughout September at The Walt Disney Family Museum, where we will be screening the classic Disney live-action film Old Yeller daily. Based on Fred Gibson’s Newberry Honor-winning book of the same name, Old Yeller tells the moving tale of the mutual devotion between animals and their human companions.
Through the production of Old Yeller, Walt Disney sought to combine the popularity of his nature films as well as that of The Mickey Mouse Club by bringing to life a story that emphasized both animals and children—a story that would go on to capture the heart of audiences across the country. Old Yeller opened to great success in 1957, and was well-received by critics and audiences alike. The extraordinarily positive reception of Old Yeller encouraged Walt to continue his endeavors in the field of live-action. Since then, many more animal films have been made, but this tried and true Disney feature is perhaps the finest of its genre.
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SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
Old Yeller conversation with Ron Miller and actor Kevin Corcoran, moderated by Don Peri
Disney Films with Dogs: Weekend Long Marathon Screening
San Francisco SPCA and The Walt Disney Family Museum Adopt-a-Thon
Look Closer: The Family Saddles
CLASSES + ACTIVITIES
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Hours: 10am to 6pm, Wednesdays through Monday; closed on Tuesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Tickets: Free for members | General: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $12 youth under 17, free for children 5 and under
Where: 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129
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