Throughout the month of March and beyond, The Walt Disney Family Museum will be serving up a packed program of Walt Disney Family Museum" onclick="linkClick(this.href)" href="http://www.waltdisney.org/special-exhibitions">art exhibitions and Walt Disney Family Museum" onclick="linkClick(this.href)" href="http://www.waltdisney.org/calendar">family activities in San Francisco to celebrate "Mouse Madness."
One of the special exhibitions includes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic, which celebrates Walt Disney's first feature-length animated film. The exhibition is on display at the Walt Disney Family Museum" onclick="linkClick(this.href)" href="http://www.waltdisney.org/interactive-galleries">interactive museum now through April 14, 2013 and 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 for this exhibition was provided by Wells Fargo.
Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation is another exhibition on view now through April 28, 2013. 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 will also be held throughout the month of March at The Walt Disney Family Museum. These include Mickey Mouse-a-thon, screened daily at 1:30 pm (except Tuesdays and 3/23), and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, screened daily at 4pm (except Tuesdays and 3/23).