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14 The Walt Disney Studios and World War II

WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

Release Date: 03/26/2021

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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 museum celebrates the remarkable life of Walt Disney by telling his story, celebrating his legacy, and...

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men were some of the most talented artists at The Walt Disney Studios during Walt’s lifetime. 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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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.

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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. 

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WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast

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. 

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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.