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Celebrate ‘Cinderella’ During the Month of April with The Disney Family Museum

4 April 2012 No Comment

During the month of April, the Disney Family Museum will celebrate Disney’s classic animated feature Cinderella, with a closer look at the art, style, and quality that this watershed film ushered in.  The movie, which was released in 1950, skyrocketed to the top of the list of highest grossing films that year, and the prophets from the film financed additional feature-length films for the studios, including classics like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

The Disney Family Museum immerses you in the world of Disney’s Cinderella throughout the month of April with many different experiences.

Film Screenings

Catch Cinderella as it was intended to be viewed:  on the big screen.  Screenings take place each day at 1 and 4 p.m. (except Tuesdays and April 14, 15, and 28.)  Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for guests under 17.  (Admission is free with paid Museum Admission.)

Special Programs

Cinderella Style:  The Evolution of Disney Animation
Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.
Admission:  $12 adults, $9 children under 17

Disney Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston, Academy Award winning director and Disney expert, will be on hand to discuss the evolution of Disney animation design during this informative program.  Eggleston will specifically discuss post-war innovation which led to efficiencies, thus streamlining the animation process.  He will also discuss the film in its cultural context, and how the time in which it was produced shaped the beloved classic.  As he shares rare media in the form of clips, photos, and other art, guests will gain a new appreciation for Walt Disney’s vision and ambition to be the leader in feature animation.

Look Closer:  Concept Art for Cinderella
Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29
1 and 3 p.m.

Free with Museum admission

Celebrated Disney artist Mary Blair created a great deal of the concept art for Cinderella.  See a close up view of her work, as well as other Disney artists, during the The Ladies of the Ink and Paint Department.

Classes and Activities

Disney Discoveries
Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15

1-3 p.m., Learning Center Art Studio

Visit the Museum’s learning center and learn how to do a little Fairy Godmother magic, by creating your very own magic wand!

Improv for Animators
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Learning Center Art Studio

Saturday, April 21

Let professional improviser Jill Bourque, creator of the hit improv show, How We First Met, lead you on a journey to discover how to improvise fearlessly and live in the “truth” of the moment.  Participants will learn the art of improvisation through games and exercises, and will discover how to improvise character creation.

Space is limited. Registration and additional fee required. Contact: education@wdfmuseum.org

Improv for Voice Over
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Learning Center Art Studio
Saturday, April 28

Professional improviser Jill Bourque is back to teach the basics of improv and how to apply it to voice over work.  Bourque will use games and exercises to assist voice over artists in learning how to improvise in the voice over booth.

Space is limited. Registration and additional fee required. Contact: education@wdfmuseum.org

Tickets for all films and programs are available at the Walt Disney Family Museum Member Services and Reception Desk or online at waltdisney.org.

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