Talks

Learn from animators, Imagineers, and other speakers about Walt Disney's life, career, and legacy.

Fri, Jul 10 | 5:30pm PT

Join Editor Ellen Keneshea for behind-the-scenes stories from her work on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Meet the Robinsons (2007), as well as her work on the documentaries Waking...

Wed, Jul 22 | 5:30pm PT

Join Director Rob Minkoff for behind-the-scenes stories from his work on The Lion King (1994), Stuart Little (1999), The Haunted Mansion (2003), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), and his upcoming production Blazing Samurai (2021)—an animated re-imagining of Mel Brooks’ Blaz...

Sat, Aug 29 | 1pm

Willie Ito’s life was upended when he and his family were taken from their home in San Francisco and interned in Utah at a camp for Japanese Americans. Several years after his release, he accepted a dream job at The Walt Disney Studios as an animator on Lady and the Tramp (1955). In this special...

Sat, Sep 26 | 2pm

When San Francisco artist Ruth Asawa was interned in a camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, she found hope and inspiration among some of her fellow internees. She befriended and took drawing lessons from interned Disney animators Tom Okamato, Ben Tanaka, and Chris Ishii—a much-needed...

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