CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS & WALT’S BIRTHDAY AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM
December Exhibitions, Programs, and Events
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic
On view through 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.
Generous support provided by Wells Fargo.
Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation
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.
SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS
Film of the Month: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Special Screening:Christmas with Walt
Take a peek at how Walt celebrated Christmas at the Studio, at Disneyland, and at home with this exclusive film, on view only at the Museum! Directed by Don Hahn (producer of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast), this holiday film includes “The Nutcracker Suite” from Fantasia (1940), Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1952), scenes from the television Christmas specials, and rarely-seen home movies of Walt and his family.
Building Disneyland: How Walt Got Things Done Quickly
Imagineering Legend Bob Gurr will share insights into Walt’s remarkable ability to inspire his early designers and builders to create Disneyland almost overnight. After the program, Gurr will sign his book Design: Just For Fun.
A Birthday Celebration for Walt
Limited capacity. Tickets issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional paid exhibition ticket required for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic.
Support provided by Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
Animate Your Night: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Old Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere
Additional paid exhibition ticket required for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic.
Look Closer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Special Oscar®
CLASSES + ACTIVITIES
Learn From the Masters Series: Puppet Performance in Stop Motion
This class is for animators ages 18+, all levels of experience. Space is limited. Registration required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more info.
The Art of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Character Concept Art
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM
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.
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