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November At The Walt Disney Family Museum

November has arrived, and with it the chilly weather, football, and regret at too much Halloween candy eaten. It also means it’s time to celebrate the birthday of ol’ Topolino himself, Mickey Mouse, who turns 82 this year. Hard to believe, really.

Anyway, this auspicious birthday means a month of programming at the Walt Disney Family Museum including a number of classic Disney shorts as well as a visit by some Mouseketeers. Check out the listing of events below, and think of us poor suckers on the east coast who don’t get to visit! For ticket information and more, be sure to visit the Museum’s website.

SCREENINGS + DISCUSSIONS

FILM OF THE MONTH – November 1-24
A Month of Mickey Mouse and Friends (1928-1942)
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily, Theater
(except Tuesdays, November 13, and November 20.)
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Join us in our Theater for a selection of Mickey Mouse cartoons including: Steamboat Willie, the Karnival Kid, The Band Concert, Mickey’s Birthday Party, and more!

November 13 – The Evolution of Mickey Mouse with Vincent Vedrenne
3:00 pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Learn about the history of Mickey Mouse and his transformation over the years. Vincent Vedrenne, an executive in The Walt Disney Company’s Office for Corporate Brand Management, guides us throughout the different stages of Mickey’s development, how he was conceived, and what he has come to represent around the world.

November 20 – M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Club
3:00 pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Here’s your chance to share Mickey Mouse memories when three of the original Mouseketeers come to the Museum! Join Bobby, Sharon, and Cubby as they talk with Lorraine Santoli, author of The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book, about what it was like to work with Walt.

MUSIC

November 7 – Volti Chamber Chorus
4:00 pm, Special Exhibition Hall
Join us in our Special Exhibition hall to hear Volti’s professional vocalists, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary. The ensemble encourages, fosters, and showcases contemporary American music and composers, to introduce contemporary vocal music from around the world to local audiences.

CLASSES

November 6 – From Storyboard to Animatics
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
In collaboration with The Cartoon Art Museum.
Instructor and Animation Industry Professional: James Scott Hummel.
In this beginning-level class, we will explore that magical moment where the static storyboards of a cartoon are combined with filming techniques, voice-over and sound effects to create the animatic. Registration required.

NOVEMBER DISNEY DISCOVERIES! + LOOK CLOSER SERIES

DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month
November 13 – Disney Discoveries!
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
In honor of Mickey’s birthday, come and create your very own Mickey Mouse statue. Using a variety of materials, assemble and paint your own one-of-a-kind version of our beloved Disney character.

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.

LOOK CLOSER:
November 26, 27 + 28 – Look Closer: Earliest Known Drawings of Mickey Mouse
11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Gallery 2
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.

November 18 – Sketch Mickey: Mickey Mouse’s Birthday!
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Learning Center
Drop into our Art Studio and draw your favorite version of Mickey Mouse; the pre-1939 more rounded Mickey, the pear-shaped Mickey of the early 40s, or create the Mickey of your imagination!

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