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  • Oct 11, 2017

    Walt's Animation and Special Effects Master: Josh Meador

    Joshua Meador (1911-1965) had two careers: he is best known for his special animation effects work at The Walt Disney Studios for nearly 30 years and, away from Disney, he established himself as a major California landscape painter.

  • Oct 9, 2017

    Bella Notte: Eyvind Earle on Lady and the Tramp

    On the film, Sleepng Beauty, Eyvind Earle was given total artistic control by Walt Disney, overseeing all visual development but it was on Lady and the Tramp that this style first found its way into a Disney feature.

  • Sep 21, 2017

    The Horses of History: Walt Disney’s King Arthur Carrousel

    On Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, guests laid eyes on the King Arthur Carrousel for the very first time, together with other now-classic attractions.

  • Sep 20, 2017

    Questions with Author Ross Care

    Author and historian Ross Care is speaking at The Walt Disney Family Museum this month about his recent book, “Disney Legend Wilfred Jackson: A Life in Animation.”

  • Sep 15, 2017

    X. Atencio – In Remembrance of One of Walt’s Most Versatile Artists

    On September 10, 2017, Francis Xavier Atencio – who preferred the simple moniker “X” – passed away at the age of 98. The former animator and Imagineer was one of Walt Disney’s master creative forces.

  • Sep 14, 2017

    A Petrified Anniversary

    What is the oldest attraction in Disneyland? At roughly 55 to 70 million years old, the petrified tree in Frontierland, an anniversary gift from Walt to Lillian Disney.

  • Aug 24, 2017

    The Heroine's Journey

    This summer, for the first time, the museum offered animation instruction just for girls: The Heroine’s Journey.

  • Aug 22, 2017

    “Nothing Has to Die” —The Walt Disney-Ray Bradbury Friendship

    Through the eyes of Ray Bradbury, we catch a glimpse of the true measure of Walt Disney.

  • Aug 22, 2017

    Small World, Big Message: The Music of “it’s a small world

    In Walt’s mind, this “boat ride” would be the perfect way to showcase the different cultures of children around the world – a clear nod to the work of UNICEF and the 1964/65  Fair’s theme of ‘peace through understanding’.

  • Aug 15, 2017

    The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Honoring John Lasseter

    The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce that it will hold its third annual fundraising gala on November 7, 2017.

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