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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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    • 4.4 • 57 Ratings

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.

    Interview with Disneyland Guest Relations Expert Sandi Baldwin

    Interview with Disneyland Guest Relations Expert Sandi Baldwin

    On this special episode of WD-FM, hear from Disneyland Guest Relations expert Sandi Baldwin about how she researched the distinctive costumes for the Disneyland VIP Tour Guides. On October 22, 2022, Baldwin presented an in-person program at the museum entitled, A Journey Through Time: Disneyland’s VIP Tour Guide Costumes, 1955–Present.

    • 40 min
    Fantasia (1940)

    Fantasia (1940)

    Fantasia released in theaters on November 13, 1940. In celebration of its anniversary, Chris and Bri, co-hosts of WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast, take a deep dive into the film's production, legacy, and groundbreaking techniques. Hear never before heard interview from Walt describing the process of interpreting music into animation.

    • 40 min
    WD-FM Museum Musings (November 2022)

    WD-FM Museum Musings (November 2022)

    Welcome back to WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast! Join Chris and Bri as they face off in our first ever Collections Clash. The first topic for this brand-new segment is Innovation. Can you guess what objects from the museum our hosts chose to best illustrate innovation?

    • 24 min
    Interview with Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta

    Interview with Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta

    Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney topics. In celebration of the premiere of Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+, join Muppet Performers Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta—the hands and voices behind The Great Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn—in this special interview where they share behind-the-scenes moments from this spooky new special.

    • 37 min
    WD-FM Museum Musings (September 2021)

    WD-FM Museum Musings (September 2021)

    Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney topics.

    • 16 min
    WD-FM Museum Musings (August 2021)

    WD-FM Museum Musings (August 2021)

    Join Bri and Chris on the newest episode of WD-FM Museum Musings as they share upcoming museum programs and share some of their favorite Disney memories.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Destroythemachines ,

Something special

This podcast is essential listening for any true Disney buff. Hopefully the new episodes will start be as long as the older ones! I’m hoping the episodes will be more frequent and longer! We need more 😊

Silent_muse ,

Vocal fry...WOW

It takes you out of the podcast. Sad because the Disney info and Walt’s excerpts are great. But the exaggerated vocal fry is just the worst. The young guy that originally hosted didn’t have that distracting vocal fry. Tough listen.

mj_11 ,

History and Disney

Love this podcast because it brings together 2 of my favorites. History and Disney! The actual oral history clips of Walt and others is an added bonus! Can’t wait to get to San Fran sometime to see the museum. Thanks for a great podcast!
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends” -Walt Disney

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