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 Museum Musings (May 2021)
Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history, ways to prioritize your mental health like Walt during Mental Health Awareness Month, and Asian American artists that worked at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt's lifetime. Director of Exhibitions and Collections Marina Villar Delgado rejoins the podcast to discuss virtual exhibitions and some of her favorite objects in the museum's collection.
Wish upon a star with WD-FM as Chris and Bri take a deep dive into Walt Disney's second animated feature film, Pinocchio (1940). An epic of animated cinema, Pinocchio is full of moments of artistic beauty and fun entertainment. Learn how this film was developed and some fun facts about the technology used to bring the film to life.
WD-FM Museum Musings (April 2021)
Enjoy a new episode of our monthly WD-FM Museum Musings where you can catch up with Chris and Bri on upcoming events, programs, and more on our upcoming virtual exhibition, Conserving the Magic of Our Planet: A Virtual Community Art Exhibition. Stay for a special interview with Director of Education Travis Lacina about the difference between workshops and classes, how his team adapted to teaching animation virtually, and his favorite museum artifacts.
The Walt Disney Studios and World War II
Fall in with WD-FM as we explore the history behind our newest special exhibition, The Walt Disney Studios and World War II. Hear excerpts of interviews with Exhibition Curator Kent Ramsey, Director of Exhibitions Marina Villar Delgado, and Exhibitions Assistant Kaitlin Buickel to hear how they helped to bring this unique exhibition to the public.
Learn more about The Walt Disney Studios and World War II and ways to visit The Walt Disney Family Museum at waltdisney.org/wwii.
WD-FM Museum Musings (March 2021)
Join Bri and Chris for this month's Museum Musings episode of the WD-FM Podcast, and stay for an interview with Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske discussing the museum's upcoming reopening. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.
13 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jump into the storybook with us as the WD-FM podcast takes a deep dive into the creation of Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This groundbreaking film redefined animation and entertainment for families around the world. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. A video version with closed captioning is available in our show notes posted on our blog.
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 😊
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.
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