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The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Located in the historic Presidio, a national park in San Francisco, California, the museum celebrates the remarkable life of Walt Disney by telling his story, celebrating his legacy, and examining his influence on the world of entertainment. Ten years ago, we were founded in 2009 by Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share the story of her father with the world. Now, we are hosting a year-long celebration to mark the museum’s tenth anniversary. In recognition of the museum’s history, and in order to honor the man behind the magic, this podcast will be an extension of that celebration. Join for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney as we reflect on The Walt Disney Family Museum's first decade as an institution.

WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast The Walt Disney Family Museum

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The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Located in the historic Presidio, a national park in San Francisco, California, the museum celebrates the remarkable life of Walt Disney by telling his story, celebrating his legacy, and examining his influence on the world of entertainment. Ten years ago, we were founded in 2009 by Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share the story of her father with the world. Now, we are hosting a year-long celebration to mark the museum’s tenth anniversary. In recognition of the museum’s history, and in order to honor the man behind the magic, this podcast will be an extension of that celebration. Join for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney as we reflect on The Walt Disney Family Museum's first decade as an institution.

    Conversation with The Walt Disney Family Museum's Collection Team

    Conversation with The Walt Disney Family Museum's Collection Team

    Join us for a conversation with our Collections team and hear about their unique jobs and the fascinating challenges they face when working with the objects in our collection. Featured is our Senior Registrar Jamie O'Keefe, Conservators Martin Salazar and Tonja Morris, and Preparators Ryan Mortensen and Maureen Shields.

    • 29 min
    12 The Silly Symphonies

    12 The Silly Symphonies

    In this episode we explore the Silly Symphonies, Walt’s musical series of shorts that changed the landscape of animation as an art form forever. The Silly Symphonies, beginning with The Skeleton Dance, eventually grew to 75 total shorts between 1929 and 1939, produced and released concurrently with Mickey Mouse cartoons. The Silly Symphonies were a platform for Walt to stretch the art of animation while bringing new animators into the fold. 

    • 32 min
    11 Mickey Mouse

    11 Mickey Mouse

    Even after decades of success, Walt Disney always wanted the world to remember that his entertainment empire was “all started by a mouse.” This episode chronicles Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and tells the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal. 

    The Walt Disney Family is presenting the special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World now through January 6, 2020. 

    • 46 min
    D23 Expo Interviews with Bret Iwan and Eric Goldberg

    D23 Expo Interviews with Bret Iwan and Eric Goldberg

    Hear from the voice of Mickey Mouse, Bret Iwan, and legendary animator and director, Eric Goldberg from the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA.  

    • 23 min
    10 Losing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

    10 Losing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

    Walt’s first venture into the all cartoon medium started with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. From 1927 to 1928 Walt and his team would produce 26 Oswald shorts and by March of 1928 the character and half of Walt’s animators would be taken away by distributor, Charles Mintz. Learn about Oswald's early beginnings and his eventual return to The Walt Disney Company. 

    • 22 min
    09 Walt and Lillian Disney

    09 Walt and Lillian Disney

    Humor is best shared with those you love. Walt shared a lifetime of laughter with the world, but more importantly, he shared love and laughter with his family and friends. This week we celebrate the love story between Walt and Lillian Disney. Whether celebrating their anniversary playfully dancing at the Golden Horseshoe Review, or a small puppy popping out of a hat box, Walt and Lilly showed the unique bond forged by love and laughter.

    • 31 min

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keekerz ,

Great listen!

Only just discovered this! Great interviews and interesting information that I didn’t know!

Martina10476 ,

Finally!

I’ve been looking for something like this for ages! I love all the rare and never heard before material that you’re sharing, it’s an absolute pleasure to listen to these gems about a man who had such a positive influence in my life and a huge inspiration.
I’ve visited the museum and it’s wonderful there is magic there, I’ve never felt so overwhelmed in a museum, I’ll be back there in May! Thanks guys!

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