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Talks Virtual
Wed, Jul 15 | 5:30pm PT

Join BAFTA Award®-Nominated Screenwriter John August for behind-the-scenes stories from his collaborations with Tim Burton, including Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), and Frankenweenie (2012), and his popular screenwriting podcast Scriptnotes, featuring

Posted on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:03
In late May 1957, American television viewers gathered for another weekly installment of the Disneyland program. Entitled “The Liberty Story,” Walt Disney greeted viewers at a record player, played the song “The Liberty Tree,” and explained that “the liberties which we enjoy and take for granted didn’t just happen. They had to be won. … Behind our liberties there’s an interesting story…”
Films
Wed–Sun | 2pm

When Goofy maps out a cross-country summer road trip to Lake Destiny, Idaho, his son Max changes the route to Los Angeles for a pop concert without his father’s knowledge. Will this father-son duo be able to see “I 2 I” by the end of their journey? Grab your fishing rod and join us this July as we

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us as we explore animation through the lens of race, ethnicity, and culture from around the world. In this two-week class, students will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using paper cut-out animation skills, students will then design

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every visible element of a character can give a viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original characters. As you create a new personality for your character, dive further

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to

Classes Virtual
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

A well-developed setting can set your story apart and completely immerse your audience. Join us for a two-week intensive course exploring visual development as well as an exclusive look into today’s animation field led by guest animators.  

In this session, students focus on the process of

Talks Virtual
Fri, May 1 | 5:30 pm PT

Join animator and former Nickelodeon television showrunner Butch Hartman for behind-the-scenes stories about his early projects after graduating from CalArts—An American Tail (1986) and Pocahontas (1995)—and his illustrious career at Nickelodeon creating the animated television series’ The Fairly

Talks Virtual
Sat, May 9 | Noon PT

Arriving on Angel Island while the Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect, nine-year-old Tyrus Wong was separated from his father, left with only his forged immigration papers and a fake name. Despite facing poverty and discrimination, a summer scholarship at Otis Art Institute would later lead him to

Talks Virtual
Wed, May 27 | 5:30pm PT

Join Disney animator, director, and producer Bruce W. Smith for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Tarzan® (1999), The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), The Princess and the Frog (2009), and Winnie the Pooh (2011), as well as his

Talks Virtual
Wed, Apr 29 | 5:30pm PT

Join legendary, award-winning, and Oscar®-nominated producer Don Hahn for the fifth installment of the museum’s new virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Hahn for behind-the-scenes stories from about his past projects including Beauty and the Beast (1991), The

Talks Virtual
Wed, Apr 22 | 5:30pm

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to invite you to join Disney Directors Brenda Chapman and Kevin Lima for the museum’s third installment of Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Chapman and Lima for stories about their past Disney projects, including Beauty and the

Talks Virtual
Fri, Apr 24 | 5:30pm

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to invite you to join Composer and Conductor Fabrizio Mancinelli for the fourth installment of the museum’s newest virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Mancinelli as he discusses his process for composing films, his