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    April - June Events at the Disney Family Museum

    Looks like the Disney Museum here in San Francisco has a lot of stuff going on for the next few months.

    APRIL:

    screenings + discussions




    Film of the Month: April 1 - April 30, 2010
    Pinocchio (1940)
    1:00 and 4:00 pm (except Tuesdays, April 5, April 17, April 22, and April 24), Theater tickets available online
    When you wish upon a star, your dreams really do come true. Follow Pinocchio's magical transformation from a wooden puppet to a real boy.




    April 17, 2010
    The Making of Pinocchio
    3:00 pm, Theater tickets available online
    J.B. Kaufman, film historian and author of an upcoming book on Pinocchio, discusses the craftsmanship that went into creating one of Disney's most beautiful films. Learn how 750 artists collaborated to produce over 2 million drawings and get the inside scoop on what it took to turn Pinocchio into a real boy.




    April 22, 2010
    Earth Day Program
    3:00 pm, Theater tickets available online
    Nature's Half Acre and Earth Day Family Craft Activity
    There's more in Nature's Half Acre than meets the eye! Take a look at all of the insects and flowers that live in our own backyards and find out how Disney captured these scenes using microphotography.
    After the screening we will have a craft activity. Learn about native Bay Area plants and bugs while creating your own flower or creepy crawly creature using all recycled materials.




    April 24, 2010
    The Art and Practice of Puppetry
    3:00 pm, Theater tickets available online
    Janie Geiser, Director of the Cotsen Center of Puppetry and the Arts at California Institute of the Arts, discusses how the puppeteer works to bring a puppet to life. Join us for an intimate look at the creative process and craftsmanship that goes into puppetry performance. Learn about the future of this intricate craft and how it has been incorporated into different mediums. This discussion will be followed by a live demonstration!



    april disney discoveries! + look closer series




    April 23, 24, + 25, 2010
    Look Closer: Pinocchio Animators Desk
    11:00 am & 2:00 pm, Gallery 5
    Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the gallery? Our Look Closer series will give you the opportunity. In the 15 - 30 minute gallery talks, staff will give little known facts and information not on the gallery label.

    The Look Closer series is free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.




    April 10, 2010
    Disney Discoveries! Puppet Fun
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
    Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! The second Saturday of each month join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in you while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.

    The Disney Discoveries! activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.






    MAY:



    screenings + discussions




    Film of the Month: May 2 - May 31, 2010
    Peter Pan (1953)
    1:00 pm and 4:00 pm (except Tuesdays and May 22), Theater
    May you never grow up! Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk you away to Neverland where adventures with fairies and pirates abound. May you live a magical and mischievous life forever!!!




    May 1, 2010
    String Circle Quartet
    4:00 pm, Special Exhibition Hall
    The String Circle Quartet plays an unusual and exciting piece by composer George Onslow (1784-1853). Onslow's work was admired by both Beethoven and Schubert. Jonathan Dimmock joins in for the Piano Quintet in E-flat major of Robert Schumann.




    May 22, 2010
    Voice-over in Animation: Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy
    3:00 pm, Theater
    Discover what it was like to be the voice of Wendy in Peter Pan from Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont! She will discuss her experiences as a voice-over artist, what it was like to work with Walt, and how animation and voice acting combine to create all of our favorite animated films.



    may disney discoveries! + look closer series




    May 28, 29, + 30, 2010
    Look Closer: Peter Pan: J.M. Barrie's Book vs. Walt Disney's Treatment
    11:00 am and 2:00 pm, Theater Lobby
    Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the gallery? Our Look Closer series will give you the opportunity. In the 15 - 30 minute gallery talks, staff will give little known facts and information not on the gallery label.

    The Look Closer series is free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.




    May 8, 2010
    Disney Discoveries! Peter Pan Adventure Diary
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
    Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! The second Saturday of each month join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in you while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.

    The Disney Discoveries! activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.




    JUNE:



    screenings + discussions




    Film of the Month: June 2 - June 30, 2010
    Selection of Silly Symphonies (1929-1939)
    1:00 pm and 4:00 pm (except Tuesdays, June 19 and June 26), Theater





    June 19, 2010
    Innovations in Animation: Sound, Color, and Depth
    3:00 pm, Theater
    Walt Disney tested new technologies in the Silly Symphonies and produced animated shorts with sound, color, and depth. Russell Merritt, professor of Film Studies at Berkeley and co-author of Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies, will discuss Music Land, Flowers and Trees, and The Old Mill among other groundbreaking shorts.




    June 26, 2010
    Firsts in Animation: A Look Back and Forward with Don Hahn
    3:00 pm, Theater
    Learn how Walt took risks that pushed the boundaries in the industry and changed animation forever. Film producer and director Don Hahn discusses "firsts in animation" and highlights the new technological and artistic developments in the industry.



    june disney discoveries! + look closer series




    June 25, 26, + 27, 2010
    Look Closer : Multiplane Camera
    11:00 am and 2:00 pm, Gallery 5
    Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the gallery? Our Look Closer series will give you the opportunity. In the 15 - 30 minute gallery talks, staff will give little known facts and information not on the gallery label.

    The Look Closer series is free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.




    June 12, 2010
    Disney Discoveries! Silly Cartoon Cranked Moviola
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
    Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! The second Saturday of each month join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in you while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.

    The Disney Discoveries! activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. Members are always free and no ticket needed. Just show your membership card.

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    Re: April - June Events at the Disney Family Museum

    Nice. Maybe I'll be able to go to one of these........and with a friend too.

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    Walt Disney Family Museum - April Events - Pinocchio

    The Walt Disney Family Museum April 2010 Events Calendar


    Explore the World of Puppetry With No Strings Attached
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    FILM OF THE MONTH
    Pinocchio (1940)
    1:00pm and 4:00pm, Theater
    (except Tuesdays, April 5, April 17, April 22 + April 24.)
    tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org

    When you wish upon a star, your dreams really do come true. Follow Pinocchio’s magical transformation from a wooden puppet to a real boy.
    APRIL LECTURES
    April 17 – The Making of Pinocchio
    3:00 pm, Theater
    tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org

    J.B. Kaufman, film historian and author of an upcoming book on Pinocchio, discusses the craftsmanship that went into creating one of Disney’s most beautiful films. Learn how 750 artists collaborated to produce over 2 million drawings and get the inside scoop on what it took to turn Pinocchio into a real boy.
    April 22 – Earth Day Program
    3:00 pm, Theater
    tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org

    There’s more in Nature’s Half Acre than meets the eye! Take a look at all of the insects and flowers that live in our own backyards and find out how Disney captured these scenes using microphotography.

    After the screening we will have a craft activity. Learn about native Bay Area plants and bugs while creating your own flower or creepy crawly creature using all recycled materials.
    April 24 – The Art and Practice of Puppetry
    3:00 pm, Theater
    tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org

    Janie Geiser, Director of the Cotsen Center of Puppetry and the Arts at California Institute of the Arts, discusses how the puppeteer works to bring a puppet to life. Join us for an intimate look at the creative process and craftsmanship that goes into puppetry performance. Learn about the future of this intricate craft and how it has been incorporated into different mediums. This discussion will be followed by a live demonstration!
    PUBLIC PROGRAMMING FOR APRIL
    DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month
    April 10 – Puppet Fun
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio

    Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! The second Saturday of each month, join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center. The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.

    The Disney Discoveries! activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. No ticket is needed for members—just show your membership card.
    LOOK CLOSER:
    April 23, 24 + 25 –Pinocchio Animators Desk
    11:00 am and 2:00 pm, Gallery 5

    Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the galleries? Our Look Closer series will give you that opportunity—staff will reveal little known facts—and behind the scenes information during the 30-minute gallery talk.

    The Look Closer series is free with paid admission or paid membership.

    Where:
    The Walt Disney Family Museum
    104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Admissions: Various: check Website for details.

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