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November Exhibitions, Programs, and Events

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic
November 15, 2012–April 14, 2013 | Special Exhibition Hall
Special ticket price for Snow White: $10 general | Special combination ticket which includes general museum admission: $25 adults; $20 seniors and students; $15 children ages 6 to 17.
On view from November 15, 2012 to April 14, 2013, The Walt Disney Family Museum’s special exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The exhibition features more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how Walt Disney advanced the creation of an entirely new art form.

Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation
Through April 28, 2013 | Theater Gallery
Free for members or with Museum admission
Between Frames explores the evolution of stop motion animation in the United States in special effects, television, and film. The exhibition features behind-the-scenes photographs, rare armatures and puppets, and original storyboards from cult favorite films and television including King Kong, Gumby, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Robot Chicken,and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and showcases stop motion innovators like Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett, Will Vinton, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, and more.

Film of the Month: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Screens daily at 11am, 1:30 & 4pm (except Tuesdays, 11/17 & 11/22) | Theater
Free for members or with Museum admission | Without Museum admission: $7 adult; $5 youth

From Page to Screen: The Evolution of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Saturday, November 17 | 3pm | Theater
General: $20 adult; $15 youth | Members: $18 adult; $14 youth
Join Lella Smith, exhibition curator and creative director of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, with author and Disney historian J.B. Kaufman, as they retrace the remarkable chain of adaptions that led to the classic Disney animated feature. After the presentation, Kaufman will sign copies of the exhibition catalogue and his latest book The Fairest One of All.

Animate Your Night: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Opening Celebration
Friday, November 30 | 7–10pm | Museum-wide | Ages 18+
General: $10 | Members: $5

Look Closer: The Art and Production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Friday–Sunday, November 23–25
11am, 1 & 3pm | Gallery 4 | Free with Museum admission
Join us for a brief gallery talk to learn more about the art and production of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Voice-over Workshop
Saturday, November 10
Class 1: 10am–1pm | Learning Center Media Studio
Class 2: 2pm–5pm | Learning Center Media Studio
General: $60 | Members: $55
Have you ever wondered how an animated character finds its voice? Learn how from Disney voice-over director and voice actor Ned Loft. This class focuses on performance for different applications in the art of voice-over acting. Don’t miss this fun and inspiring class!
Space is limited. Registration required. Email: education@wdfmuseum.org to register or for more info.

Open Studio
The Art of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:  Character Model Sheets, and Inking and Painting
Saturday–Sunday, November 3–4 & 10–11
1–3pm | Learning Center Art Studio | Free for members or with Museum admission
Discover how animators and artists bring characters to life for a film like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Design your own character using model sheets like the ones on display in the museum galleries, and explore the process of inking and painting a character onto a clear animation cel.


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.

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

Free for members | General: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $12 youth under 17, free for children 5 and under

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