The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog
Jan 18, 2018
A Feathered Family: Creating The Birds of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
In June of 1963, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room opened its doors for the very first time. The birds sang words, the flowers crooned, and the guests stared, awestruck, at the attraction’s feathered inhabitants.
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.