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January 27, 2013

 

 

STOP MOTION ANIMATION HIGHLIGHTED AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM IN FEBRUARY

February Exhibitions, Programs, and Events

 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

SCREENINGS

Films of the Month:

Free for members or with Museum admission | Without Museum admission: $7 adult; $5 youth

James and the Giant Peach | February 17 (except February 5) | 1:30pm | Theater

Coraline | February 815 (except February 12) | 1:30pm | Theater

ParaNorman | February 1728 (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

Free for members or with Museum admission | Without Museum admission: $7 adult; $5 youth


DISCUSSIONS

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.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Animate Your Night: Someday My Prince Will Come

Thursday, February 14 | 7–10pm

General: $12 adult | Members: $10 adult

Celebrate 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 Prince Charming.

 

Look Closer

Friday–Sunday, February 22–24

11am, 1 & 3pm

Free for members or with museum admission

In 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

Designed 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 puppet-finishing fabrication.

 

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: education@wdfmuseum.org 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

This 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.

 

This class is for participants ages 18+, all levels of experience. Space is limited. Registration required. Email: education@wdfmuseum.org to register or for more info.

 

Open Studio

Saturday + Sunday, February 2–3 & 9–10

1–3pm | Learning Center

Free for members or with Museum admission

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

The 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.

 

Hours:                  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

                                415-345-6800

 

Website:             waltdisney.org                 

facebook.com/thewaltdisneyfamilymuseum

                                twitter.com/WDFMuseum

 

The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Presidio of San Francisco, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129 | waltdisney.org