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    Marty Sklar to Receive the Diane Disney Miller Award

    As the former vice chairman and principal creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), Marty Sklar stood as a dedicated torchbearer of Walt Disney’s philosophy since first joining the company a month before Disneyland opened in 1955. He helped express and preserve Walt’s spirit of optimism, happiness, and hope for the future through the attractions […]

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    Happy 114th Birthday Walt!

    By Mark Hickson: I was thinking on all the things I could share about Walt Disney on his 114th birthday, and then I discovered this great timeline of Walt’s life on the Disney Family Museum website. What better way to celebrate his life than to be able to walk through it! So, I invite you […]

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    Pinups for Servicemen

    When Walt Disney got drafted into doing content for the United States during World War Two, it involved many things that the studio had never done before. They made cartoon features for educating our soldiers on important issues like, secrecy, training films on aviation tactics, and stuff to boost the morale of the soldiers. One […]

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    Big Hero 6 Gets 7 Annie Award Nominations

    Disney’s latest animated film Big Hero 6, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, has received  seven Annie Award Nominations including: Best Animated Feature Outstanding Achievement for Animated Effects in an Animated Production Outstanding Achievement for Character Design in an Animated Feature Production Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production Outstanding Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production Outstanding […]

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    All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains

    Running from November 13, 2014 through February 9, 2015, The Walt Disney Family Museum will present All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt’s Trains. The exhibition explores the influence that railroading had on Walt Disney’s life and work. This comprehensive exhibition explores the influence that railroading had on Walt Disney’s life and work. It also tells […]

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    Walt Disney’s Los Feliz Home

    Walt Disney’s private home in the hills of Los Feliz on the eastside of Los Angeles evokes the animation mogul’s classic fairy tales. Built by Disney studio craftsmen for only $50,000, Disney lived there with his wife and two daughters from 1932 to 1950. It is the only one of his residences in the area […]

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    In Defense of Walt Disney – Part 3

    The following is reprinted from the Walt Disney Family Museum blog. DBM felt it was important to share this with our readers. The entire WDFM post has been broken down into three subjects and will be presented in three separate posts… “In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The […]

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    In Defense of Walt Disney – Part 2

    The following is reprinted from the Walt Disney Family Museum blog. DBM felt it was important to share this with our readers. The entire WDFM post has been broken down into three subjects and will be presented in three separate posts… “In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The […]

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    In Defense of Walt Disney – Part 1

    The following is reprinted from the Walt Disney Family Museum blog. DBM felt it was important to share this with our readers. The entire WDFM post has been broken down into three subjects and will be presented in three separate posts… “In light of the recent rumors that have been spreading about Walt Disney, The […]

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    Walt Disney Family Museum Launches It’s Own Podcast

    Today the Walt Disney Family Museum launched its very own podcast. This monthly podcast will endeavor to further Walt’s story. From interviews with people who knew or admire him—such as Disney Legends, animators, Imagineers, and more—recaps and clips from special events at the Museum, information about upcoming programs, to tidbits about Walt himself, will comprise […]

  • Dining Reviews
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    Walt Disney’s Favorite Foods

    At the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco there is a rare artifact of Walt’s personal taste in food. It’s a hand-written note found taped to the refrigerator by the Disney family’s live-in housekeeper and cook, Thelma Howard. It contains a list of  “Walt Disney’s Favorites” written by Walt!  Here is what was on the list: • Chicken Fry Cube […]

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    A Tribute to Annette Funicello at WDFM

    In the mid-1950s, thousands of young Americans tuned in to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. For many, the Mouseketeer they loved the most was a talented young performer named Annette, who went on to become America’s favorite “girl next door,” appearing in Disney produced TV shows and films, and a series of beach movies. Join […]

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    Animating a Legacy: Diane Disney Miller Talks About Walt

    Explore the remarkable life story of Walt Disney—the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy that transformed the entertainment world. Located in the scenic San Francisco Presidio, the museum features interactive galleries and state-of-the-art exhibits narrated in Walt’s own voice. Get to know the man behind […]