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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 us every Wednesday 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 us every Wednesday 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.
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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 us every Wednesday 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.

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@wdfmuseum

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4154566816


Episodes

09 Walt and Lillian Disney

4/24/2019
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Humor is best shared with those you love. Walt shared a lifetime of laughter with the world, but more importantly, he shared love and laughter with his family and friends. This week we celebrate the love story between Walt and Lillian Disney. Whether celebrating their anniversary playfully dancing at the Golden Horseshoe Review, or a small puppy popping out of a hat box, Walt and Lilly showed the unique bond forged by love and laughter.

Duration:00:31:52

08 The Alice Comedies

3/20/2019
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Walt went back to the drawing board when he moved to Hollywood. Our hosts explore the beginnings of The Walt Disney Company with the first series the Alice Comedies.

Duration:00:27:19

07 Walt Learns to Fail Forward

2/27/2019
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Highlights from this episode include odd jobs, dental hygiene, and the kindness of strangers. What do these things have in common? Be prepared to find out! Learn about the people who had a huge impact on Walt's life after Laugh-O-grams went under, and hear how Walt remembered these kindnesses long after he climbed out of the inkwell and into a successful career.

Duration:00:18:57

06 Walt Discovers Animation

2/20/2019
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Join our hosts as they flip through Walt's early beginnings into animation. From early stop motion to hand drawn animation, learn more about how Walt discovered how to bring his drawings to life.

Duration:00:18:51

05 Volunteering: Walt Serves His Country

2/13/2019
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From forgery to an alleged court-martial, this episode has a broad appeal. Follow our hosts overseas as they dispel the myths—and dig deeper into the true stories—that surround Walt's time as a Red Cross volunteer in France.

Duration:00:23:35

04 Finding Your Passion: Walt's Early Years

2/6/2019
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Join our hosts as they journey to Marceline, Missouri, where a young Walt discovered some of his greatest passions—drawing and trains—while growing up on his family's farm. We guarantee you'll go hog-wild for this one!

Duration:00:25:38

03 Small Beginnings

1/30/2019
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Greatness comes from small beginnings—and Walt Disney's story is no different. Join hosts Bri and Caroline as they track Walt's ancestors through the pages of Disney family history—from France to Ireland and, finally, to North America. After some fiddling around, our hosts will delve into how Walt's parents' own unique upbringings and endeavors shaped his childhood.

Duration:00:19:58

02 Looking back with Diane Disney Miller Part 2

1/23/2019
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One of the questions we’re asked most frequently by guests remains, “Why is the museum here?” Though there are threads of Walt’s story that intersect with the Bay Area, The Walt Disney Family Museum isn’t here because of Walt—it’s here, primarily, because of his daughter, Diane Disney Miller. In this episode, join Bri and Caroline as they delve into the life and vision of our remarkable co-founder, Diane as she talks about her father, Walt Disney.

Duration:00:16:59

01 Looking Back with Diane Disney Miller Part 1

1/16/2019
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Join hosts Bri Bertolaccini and Caroline Quinn as they kick off The Walt Disney Family Museum's 10th Anniversary Celebration in style. In this debut episode, learn more about the origins of our museum, our co-founder, Diane Disney Miller, and our institution's unique mission, which has grown tremendously over the last decade.

Duration:00:15:00

WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast Trailer

1/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:02:01

From the WDFM Archives: History of Donald Duck

1/10/2019
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First aired: June 5, 2015 Learn more about how the infamous duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen (1934). In an exclusive interview hear from current voice of Donal Duck, Tony Anselmo.

Duration:00:33:01

From the WDFM Archives: Walt's Love of Trains

1/10/2019
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First aired: January 5, 2015 For our newest exhibition, All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains learn more about his lifelong passion for trains. In the Grand Circle Tour, hear from Walt himself about his early fascination for train in Marceline, Missouri to building his very own railroad in his backyard. Guest curator, Michael Campbell shares insight about Walt's passion manifesting itself into Disney short cartoons, feature films, and in Walt's personal life at home. Hear from...

Duration:00:40:51

From the WDFM Archives: Conversation with The Walt Disney Family Museum Content Team

1/10/2019
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First aired: October 5, 2014 In celebration of The Walt Disney Family Museum's anniversary, hear from the content team that helped develop the museum's galleries. (01:35) Jeff Kurtti a former Imagineer, prolific author, consulted on the content creation for the Walt Disney Family Museum. (24:25) Paula Sigman Lowery worked alongside Kurtti to develop the content for the museum and continues to be a consulting historian for the museum. (41:50) Richard and Katherine Greene have been producing...

Duration:01:12:47

From the WDFM Archives: Donald Duck Turns 80 a Conversation with Tony Anselmo

1/10/2019
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First aired: June 5, 2014 In June of 2014, Donald Duck is celebrating his 80th birthday, hear about the history of the mischievous duck. Only having been voice by two actors: Clarence Nash and Tony Anselmo learn about how these two talents were acquired. (03:05) In an exclusive interview with Tony Anselmo (and a cameo appearance of Donald Duck), learn more about Anselmo's long history with The Walt Disney Company and his mentorship from Clarence Nash.

Duration:00:41:47

From the WDFM Archives: Walt at the World's Fair a Conversation with Bob Gurr and Rolly Crump

1/10/2019
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First aired: April 5, 2014 In celebration of the anniversary of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair hear from those who worked on the four Disney attractions that premiered: Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Rolly Crump. (01:38) Bob Gurr worked at Walt Disney Imagineering and contributed his talents to produce the motor vehicles for the attraction Ford's Magic Skyway and the Audio-Animatronic figure, Mr. Lincoln for Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. (30:23) Rolly Crump worked alongside artist Mary...

Duration:01:12:46

From the WDFM Archives: Conversation with the Wonderful Women of Walt Disney Animation

1/10/2019
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First aired: March 5, 2014 In celebration of Women's History Month, the museum is celebrating with the opening of our special exhibition MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair. We talked with remarkable women that worked alongside Walt Disney: Kathryn Beaumont, Ginny Mack, and Alice Davis. (03:03) Kathryn Beaumont started as a voice actor at The Walt Disney Studios as Alice in Alice in Wonderland (1951) and then provided the voice of Wendy in Peter Pan (1953). (22:21) Ginny Mack was...

Duration:01:09:03

From the WDFM Archives: Conversations with Disney Legends

1/10/2019
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First aired: February 5, 2014 In this special episode hear from three Disney Legends: Floyd Norman, Ruthie Tompson, and Richard Sherman. (03:00) Floyd Norman started his career in the mid-1950s as an inbetweener on Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Sword and the Stone (1963), and The Jungle Book (1967). (15:32) Ruthie Tompson, as a child in the 1920s she lived very close to the Disney Brothers Studio on Kingswell Avenue, which she frequently walked by. He path with the Disney brothers were cross...

Duration:00:51:21

From the WDFM Archives: Walt Disney's Mary Poppins with Tom Hanks

1/10/2019
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First aired date: January 5, 2014 In this exciting episode, hear from Tom Hanks talk about his role playing Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks (2013). Tom Hanks toured The Walt Disney Family Museum with Diane Disney Miller in preparation for his role.

Duration:00:49:35

From the WDFM Archives: Diane Disney Miller and Don Hahn

1/10/2019
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First aired: December 5, 2013 In our premier episode, we are honored to present, with a heavy heart, the final interview from the museum's founder—and Walt Disney's daughter—Diane Disney Miller. We also chat with Disney Legend and acclaimed producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) about the holiday film he produced and directed exclusively for The Walt Disney Family Museum: Christmas with Walt.

Duration:00:40:58