Jump into the storybook with us as the WD-FM podcast takes a deep dive into the creation of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our first Museum Musings episode, featuring museum updates, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Public Programs Manager Tracie Timmer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.
Stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking a closer look at Walt Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
Released 70 years ago in 1950, Beaver Valley was the second installment in the True-Life Adventures series. As Production Supervisor Ben Sharpsteen recalled to Disney archivist Dave Smith in 1972, the film “was Walt [Disney’s] choice all over—‘We’ll make a picture about beavers.’”
With the surrender of Japan in September 1945, four years of brutal conflict for the United States during World War II finally came to end. It was at this time that Walt Disney refocused his efforts.
Missing Disneyland this holiday season? Deck the halls with some Disneyland goodies for the Park-lover in your life by shopping at The Walt Disney Family Museum Store this holiday season.
In 2019, The Walt Disney Family Museum was gifted one of two existing Mousegetars belonging to beloved head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd. Manufactured by Candelario Delgado of Candelas Guitar Shop, the custom-made tenor guitar was previously part of the Jimmie Dodd Archive housed at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) University in Valencia, CA.
Miniature portraits are marked by three different periods of relevancy. The first period was in the 16th century, when artists were inspired by the small drawings found within illuminated manuscripts. Miniature portraits were incredibly popular and fashionable at the time; portraits were commissioned by soldiers and their families to have during times of war. Royal miniature portraits also became famous under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
At The Walt Disney Family Museum, we have a dedicated team of Preparators that utilize creative ways to display artwork in our galleries and special exhibitions. Preparator Ryan Mortensen works primarily with 2D objects, creating custom displays for the public to enjoy our collection of animation artwork.
After years of making package features that compiled animated short subjects, Walt Disney’s artists knew that Cinderella, released 70 years ago in 1950, would be different. As a full-length fairy tale, it was more akin to the stories they’d told before World War II. But the film would have a twist on its predecessors.
“There is a nice philosophy in Cinderella’s attitude. She can teach the young – and others – how to take adversity.” – film critic Helen Bower, April 1950