We’d like to welcome Keith Gluck to the MiceChat team. Keith is a blogger for the Walt Disney Family Museum and runs theDisneyProject.com blog. Keith will be writing on a number of historical Disney topics for us as well as events and information featured at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
As October folds its tents, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. We don’t get snow in San Francisco, but thanks to The Walt Disney Family Museum, we’re about to get a whole lot of Snow White.
In November, come celebrate what is considered by many to be Walt Disney’s greatest achievement in animation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As the film of the month, it will be showing in the theater daily (except for Tuesdays, Nov 17, and Nov 22). For show times and tickets, please click here.
Not far from the theater, on the lower level of the Museum, resides the Learning Center. Every month, visitors head over there to participate in fun activities often centered around that month’s theme. This November is no exception. On the first two weekends (Nov 3-4 and 10-11), drop in to discover how to bring animated characters to life. You can design your own character, and even learn about the process of inking and painting onto a clear cell. If you’re a budding animator, or even just curious about how 2D animation is done, I highly recommend checking it out.
Every month there is a special program at the WDFM. On Saturday November 17, Lella Smith (creative director of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library) joins J.B. Kaufman (Disney author, historian, and elegant public speaker) to present From Page to Screen: The Evolution of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The two will discuss the previous adaptations of the classic tale, up to and including Walt Disney’s brilliant version. After the program, J.B. will stick around to sign his latest books: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney’s Classic Animated Film, as well as The Fairest One of All. I have heard J.B. speak many times, and it is always a delight.
The Museum’s Look Closer series are fun and informative discussions focusing on exhibits in the galleries. The Art and Production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be featured in Gallery 4 on November 23-25 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. And last but not least, November wraps up with the wildly popular Animate Your Night. This Museum-wide after hours party allows guests to experience the galleries in a whole new light, while enjoying fun stuff like: film screenings, performances, hands-on activities, and much more. Stop by on the 30th from 7-10pm to celebrate Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic. There’s a rumor going around that some apple-flavored beverages will be offered that evening. Just be sure not to accept one from any evil old witches!
For more information, or to purchase tickets to any of the paid events listed above, please visit waltdisney.org.
I hope to see you at the Museum! As always if you ever spot me there, please come on over and say hi.