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Exclusive Hoilday Film: “CHRISTMAS WITH WALT DISNEY” and December 2010 Events at The Walt Disney Family Museum!



The Walt Disney Family Museum

December 2010 Events Calendar


with Walt Disney”

A Special
Holiday Film Exclusive at The Walt Disney Family Museum


Disney Legends
Alice Davis and Marge Champion

Share Their Memories
of Walt Disney on December 5





FILM OF THE MONTH – November 26-December 31

Christmas with Walt Disney

1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater

(except Tuesdays, December 5, December 11 and December

Tickets available online at

Produced  exclusively  for the Museum by Don Hahn, (The
Lion King
and Beauty and the Beast) this special holiday screening
includes The Nutcracker Suite from Fantasia (1940), Pluto’s
Tree (1952), scenes from the television Christmas
specials, and rarely-seen home movies of Walt and his family.  See how
Walt celebrated Christmas at the studio, at Disneyland, and at home!

December 5 – Memories of Walt: A Conversation with

3:00pm, Special Exhibition Hall

Tickets available online at

Join us on Walt’s birthday as we hear from Disney
Legends who worked directly with him. Alice Davis, costume designer for Disney films
and attractions, and Animator Marc Davis’s wife, and Marge Champion, a
dancer, choreographer & live-action reference model for characters such as
Snow White, Pinocchio’s Blue Fairy and more—will be with us
to discuss, celebrate, and honor Walt Disney. Don’t miss this unique
opportunity to hear from these legendary women!


December 11 – A Tribute to Art Linkletter

3:00 pm, Theater

Tickets available online at

Celebrate the life and career of one of America’s
most popular television hosts—he hosted the live broadcast of the opening
day of Disneyland!—and a great friend of Walt Disney’s: Art
Linkletter! Author and historian Don Peri will talk with Art’s daughter, Sharon,
about what it was like to grow up in the LInkletter household.



December 18 – Artists’ Vocal Ensemble: A
Candlelight Christmas

4:00pm and 6:15pm, Special Exhibition Hall

Join us for an evening of Christmas songs and carols. This
hour long program will include contemporary American carols, anthems, and will
conclude with a festive family sing-a-long. A perfect way to celebrate the
holiday season. 



DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Second Saturday of each month

December 11 – Disney Discoveries!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio

Join us in the holiday spirit and bring your creativity! We
will be making holiday ornaments that you can hang from your tree or

Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney
The second Saturday of each month, join us for family fun and
activities in the Learning Center.  The activities planned by our
education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning
about the life and work of Walt Disney.



December 17, 18 + 19 – Look Closer: Walt’s

11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Gallery 3

Walt was an avid skier, and in the Disney short starring
Goofy—“The Art of Skiing”—you can even see influences of
Walt in the Goof himself! Join us in Gallery 3 on December 17, 18 +19 to learn
more about Walt Disney’s skis and his love for this snowy sport.

Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in
the galleries?  Our Look Closer series will give you that
opportunity—staff will reveal little known facts, behind the scenes
information, or just additional information during the 5 to 8-minute gallery



The Walt Disney Family Museum

104 Montgomery
Street, The Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA


Admissions:       Various:
check Website for details. 






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Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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