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August At The Walt Disney Family Museum

It’s another month of exciting events at the Walt Disney Family Museum in August. For animation fans, award-winning animator and film historian John Canemaker will present his greatly anticipated new book, Two Guys Named Joe. Meanwhile, Disney film stalwart and Swiss Family Robinson actor Tommy Kirk swings in to visit the museum, which will be showing that 1960 film throughout the month.

Let’s take a look at the schedule, courtesy of the Museum:

FILM OF THE MONTH

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
1:00pm and 4:00pm, Theater
(except Tuesdays and August 13, 14, and 21.)
Tickets available online
A family … a shipwreck … a deserted island … What should they do to survive? Build a home (in a tree), protect themselves (from pirates, of course), and fall in love! Live on an uninhabited island doesn’t sound so bad after all.

LECTURES

August 13 + 14 – John Canemaker Presents Two Guys Named Joe
6:30pm, Theater (August 13); 3:00pm, Theater (August 14)
Tickets available online
Academy Award-winning animator and renowned animation historian/author John Canemaker presents an illustrated lecture on Joe Grant (1908-2005) and Joe Ranft (1960-2005), two unique and important creative influences on the art of storytelling at the Walt Disney and Pixar studios. Join us for a book signing following each discussion.

August 21 – Inside the Tree House with Swiss Family Robinson Actor Tommy Kirk
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online
An adventure of a lifetime! Learn what it was like to salvage food, live in a tree, build new inventions, and explore the island. This presentation will give you an inside look at what it was like to work with Walt and be a member of the Swiss Family Robinson cast.

AUGUST DISNEY DISCOVERIES! + LOOK CLOSER SERIES

DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month

August 14 – Disney Discoveries! Survival Crafts and Survival Rafts
1:00pm – 3:00pm, Learning Center Art Studio
In honor of the film of the month, Swiss Family Robinson, create your own survival gear. Using a variety of materials, you will make a basket for picking fruit or a miniature raft that you can use to sail away on.

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

August 27, 28 + 29 – Look Closer: Swiss Family Robinson Original Lobby Card
11:00am and 3:00pm, Theater Lobby

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, behind the scenes information, or just additional information during the 5 to 8-minute gallery talk.

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

Be sure to follow the Museum online, and on Facebook and Twitter!

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