IT’S TIME FOR MOUSE MADNESS THIS MARCH AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic
This special exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The exhibition showcases 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 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 highlights 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.
Films of the Month:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Bringing Frankenweenie to Life
Join Disney producer Don Hahn for a presentation about the process of creating and shooting the 3D stop motion film Frankenweenie. Using select clips and actual puppets from the production, Hahn will talk about the challenges and fun of working with this classic animation form.
2719 Hyperion: Exploring the History of The Walt Disney Studios
Hyperion Avenue was the location where Walt Disney pushed the boundaries of his medium and challenged the talents of his staff. Join historian David Lesjak as he reveals the fascinating history of that magical, haphazard cluster of buildings where so many advancements in the art of animation took place.
Find out how the look and feel of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was influenced by artists and illustrators such as Gustaf Tenggren, Albert Hurter, and Ferdinand Horvath.
CLASSES + ACTIVITIES
Learn from the Masters Series: Stop Motion Puppet Performance with Ruben Esqueda
About the instructor: Resident animator and educator at The Walt Disney Family Museum, Ruben Esqueda’s feature credits include C.A.P. Documentary, The 1 Second Film, and Oedipus with Vegetables.
This class is for participants ages 18+, all levels of experience. Space is limited. Registration required. Email: email@example.com to register or for more info.
Create stop motion animation and bring your drawings to life using flip books and zoetropes.
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