FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2013
STOP MOTION ANIMATION HIGHLIGHTED AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM IN FEBRUARY
February Exhibitions, Programs, and Events
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic
Now through April 14, 2013 | Special Exhibition Hall
Special ticket price for Snow White: $10 general |
Special combination ticket which includes general museum admission: $25
adults; $20 seniors and students; $15 children ages 6 to 17.
This special exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The exhibition showcases more than 200 works of art including
conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches,
and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout
watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor
backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how
Walt advanced the creation of an entirely new art form. Generous support
provided by Wells Fargo.
Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation
Now through April 28, 2013 | Theater Gallery
Free for members or with Museum admission
Between Frames explores
the evolution of stop motion animation in the United States in special
effects, television, and film. The exhibition highlights
behind-the-scenes photographs, rare armatures and puppets, and original
storyboards from cult favorite films and television including King Kong, Gumby, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Robot Chicken, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and showcases stop motion innovators like Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett, Will Vinton, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, and more.
Films of the Month:
Free for members or with Museum admission | Without Museum admission: $7 adult; $5 youth
James and the Giant Peach | February 1–7 (except February 5) | 1:30pm | Theater
Coraline | February 8–15 (except February 12) | 1:30pm | Theater
ParaNorman | February 17–28 (except February 19 & 26) | 1:30pm | Theater
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Screens through April 30, daily at 4pm (except Tuesdays and 1/19) | Theater
Behind the Magic: Making of ParaNorman and Coraline with Mark Shapiro
Saturday, February 16 | 3pm | Theater
General: $20 adult; $15 youth | Members: $18 adult; $14 youth
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of two popular handmade animated films: ParaNorman and Coraline with Mark Shapiro, director of entertainment brand marketing for LAIKA.
Animate Your Night: Someday My Prince Will Come
Thursday, February 14 | 7–10pm
General: $12 adult | Members: $10 adult
Valentine’s Day at a special love-laden Animate Your Night after-hours
party! Join us for an evening of adoration, animation, and inspiration.
Experience the galleries in a whole new light and search for love with a
special Valentine scavenger hunt. Illuminate your heart with Disney
love-themed shorts on the big screen, and sip our signature cocktail—the
Friday–Sunday, February 22–24
11am, 1 & 3pm
Free for members or with museum admission
honor of Presidents Day, learn about the special part Abraham Lincoln
played in The Walt Disney Studios’ development of audio animatronics.
CLASSES + ACTIVITIES
Learn from the Masters Series: Introduction to Stop Motion Puppet Creation with Bonita DeCarlo
Saturday, February 16 | 10am–noon & 1:30–2:30pm | Learning Center
General: $60 adult; $45 student (valid student ID required) | Members: $55
for current or former students of animation, this comprehensive
workshop includes a four-step instructive lecture in basic stop motion
puppet creation. DeCarlo covers preproduction puppet methodology, stop
motion character sculpture, mold creation and casting, and
About the instructor: A character fabrication supervisor and character production manager, DeCarlo’s feature credits include Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Monkeybone.
This class is for participants ages 18+, all levels of experience. Space is limited. Registration required. Email: email@example.com to register or for more info.
Learn from the Masters series: Stop Motion Puppet: Wardrobe Fabrication and Performance with Ruben Esqueda
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00-2:00pm | Learning Center
General: $55 adult; $35 student (valid student ID required) | Members: $45
hands-on, four-hour master class for animators at all levels of
experience will focus on the practice of prefabrication of the stop
motion puppet wardrobe and the performance of wardrobe in an animated
scene. Studio time dedicated to the experimentation of follow-through
and secondary motion of puppet wardrobe will be included.
About the instructor:
Resident animator and educator at The Walt Disney Family Museum, Ruben
Esqueda’s feature credits include C.A.P. Documentary, The 1 Second Film,
and Oedipus with Vegetables.
Saturday + Sunday, February 2–3 & 9–10
1–3pm | Learning Center
Create stop motion animation and try your hand at two early steps of creating an animated film—storyboards and concept art.
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM
Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and
achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art,
transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and
created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October
2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive
galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music,
listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.
10am to 6pm, Wednesdays through Monday; closed on
Tuesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day,
Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Tickets: Free for members | General: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $12 youth under 17, free for children 5 and under
Where: 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129
The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Presidio of San Francisco, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 | waltdisney.org