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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@wdfmuseum

Language:

English

Contact:

4154566816


Episodes

Interview with Disneyland Guest Relations Expert Sandi Baldwin

11/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:40:16

Fantasia (1940)

11/16/2022
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.

Duration:00:40:26

WD-FM Museum Musings (November 2022)

11/9/2022
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?

Duration:00:24:38

Interview with Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta

10/8/2021
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. 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.

Duration:00:37:22

WD-FM Museum Musings (September 2021)

9/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:16:38

WD-FM Museum Musings (August 2021)

8/13/2021
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.

Duration:00:19:36

WD-FM Museum Musings (June 2021)

6/10/2021
Time for this month's WD-FM Museum Musings! Hear Chris and Bri discuss upcoming important dates in Disney history and upcoming museum events. Director of Events, Carla Flores, and Senior Group Engagement Coordinator Kate Nickles join the podcast to discuss virtual events and venue rental opportunities available at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Duration:00:39:58

Veteran's Voices: Painted Realities

5/26/2021
The Walt Disney Family Museum debuted our fifth Community Access Exhibition, Veterans’ Voices: Painted Realities, featuring original artworks by U.S. military veterans. Hear from exhibition co-curator Antonia Dapena-Tretter and Veterans Alley founder Amos Gregory about how this exhibition came together, the challenges of the past year, and the importance of creating a space for veterans to tell their own stories. Learn more about the exhibition at waltdisney.org/veteransvoices

Duration:00:47:31

WD-FM Museum Musings (May 2021)

5/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:42:11

Pinocchio (1940)

4/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:54:44

WD-FM Museum Musings (April 2021)

4/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:43:10

The Walt Disney Studios and World War II

3/26/2021
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.

Duration:01:04:19

WD-FM Museum Musings (March 2021)

3/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:53

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

2/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:37

WD-FM Museum Musings (February 2021)

2/5/2021
We are excited to present our revamped WD-FM podcast! Join Bri and new co-host Chris for our first Museum Musings episode, featuring museum updates, upcoming programs, and an interview with our Public Programs Manager Tracie Timmer. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or watch the video version on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for our Deep Dive episode later this month where we will be taking a closer look at Walt Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Duration:00:40:00

International Podcast Day: Sound Innovation

9/30/2020
In honor of International Podcast Day we are celebrating Walt's innovation with sound. Much as podcasts have become a way to reinvent storytelling for the auditory medium, Walt sought to do the same with sound. Explore some of the innovative ways Walt reinvented the wheel, using sound to further expand the art of storytelling. 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...

Duration:00:26:59

Memories from the Children of the Nine Old Men

7/8/2020
Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men were some of the most talented artists at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt’s lifetime. However, their unique genius was not confined to their animator’s desks; the sincerity in their work was often inspired by their own families and the people that surrounded them. Moderated by curator Don Hahn, this special talk—which will close out the Nine Old Men: Masters of Animation exhibition—you will hear from those who knew the legendary animators best: their children....

Duration:01:31:48

Conversation with The Walt Disney Family Museum's Collection Team

1/3/2020
Join us for a conversation with our Collections team and hear about their unique jobs and the fascinating challenges they face when working with the objects in our collection. Featured is our Senior Registrar Jamie O'Keefe, Conservators Martin Salazar and Tonja Morris, and Preparators Ryan Mortensen and Maureen Shields.

Duration:00:29:30

The Silly Symphonies

11/20/2019
In this episode we explore the Silly Symphonies, Walt’s musical series of shorts that changed the landscape of animation as an art form forever. The Silly Symphonies, beginning with The Skeleton Dance, eventually grew to 75 total shorts between 1929 and 1939, produced and released concurrently with Mickey Mouse cartoons. The Silly Symphonies were a platform for Walt to stretch the art of animation while bringing new animators into the fold.

Duration:00:32:03

Mickey Mouse

9/18/2019
Even after decades of success, Walt Disney always wanted the world to remember that his entertainment empire was “all started by a mouse.” This episode chronicles Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and tells the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal. The Walt Disney Family is presenting the special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World now through January 6, 2020.

Duration:00:46:16