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February At The Walt Disney Family Museum

Things are getting spotty at the Walt Disney Family Museum this month, with screenings and discussions about 101 Dalmatians and a look at Disney’s relationship with the Academy Awards. Check out their website, and take a look at the events below:

The Walt Disney Family Museum

February 2011 Events Calendar

Love is in the air this February, and so are puppies
… 101 of them, to be exact!

Join us for 101 Dalmatians-themed screenings, activities and fun!

Celebrate Disney Academy Award-winning films with KRON’s Jan Wahl
Look Closer at Mrs. Disney’s Oscar-Charm Bracelet


FILM OF THE MONTH – February 1 – February 28
101 Dalmatians (1961)

1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater
(except Tuesdays and February 12, 13, 14 + 20)
Tickets available online

Cruella De Vil is out to kidnap Pongo and Perdita’s 101 Dalmatian puppies. Watch as the puppies tromp through snow and trek o’er the countryside to escape the fate of an evil fashionista.

February 12 – Designing a Contemporary Classic: The Art and Process of 101 Dalmatians
With Floyd Norman, Andreas Dejas, and Don Iwerks

3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online

This panel of Disney animators and innovators will discuss the unique style of 101 Dalmatians, how it differed from other Disney films, and why it was such a successful and revolutionary film. Hear about the groundbreaking new technological advancement of the Xerox® process, what this new technology meant to the animation industry, and how the Disney team produced all those spots!

February 20 – REEL GLAMOROUS with Jan Wahl
3:00pm, Special Exhibition Hall
Tickets available online

We’re rolling out the red carpet with KRON’s Jan Wahl as we celebrate Disney Academy Award®-winning (and nominated) films. Watch clips from Flowers and Trees to Mary Poppins and learn about the 26 Academy Awards won by Walt Disney for individual achievements. This event will be paired with wine from Silverado Vineyards and snacks from Wolfgang Puck Catering. This is a seated event with limited tickets.


Sunday, February 13 + Monday, February 14 – Celebrate Valentine’s Day
11:00am—4:00pm, Theater and Learning Center

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Walt Disney Family Museum! We will be screening shorts throughout the day and you’ll have the opportunity to snap a series of photo-strip pictures with your sweetheart, just like Walt and his wife Lily did!


DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Saturday, February 12 + Sunday, February 20
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio

In honor of the film of the month, you can make your own 101 Dalmatians picture frame. Using recycled materials, decorate a picture frame that will have you seeing spots!

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.

February 25, 26 + 27 – Look Closer: Lily Disney’s Oscar® Bracelet

3:00 pm, Gallery 7b

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.

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1 comment to February At The Walt Disney Family Museum

  • François

    The Walt Disney Story mural was updated by Disney artist Russel Schroeder, to whom Bill Justice referred to as “the man who destroyed my mural”!

    I want to believe Bill was joking then …

    Fans must hang on to all those paper plates Bill drew on and signed over all those years!

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