During the month of July, The Walt Disney Family Museum is screening feature-length animated film The Sword in the Stone. Adapted from T. H. White’s novel of the same name, The Sword in the Stone is Disney’s take on a classic tale, bringing the story of King Arthur’s boyhood to life.
The Sword in the Stone is one of only three fully animated features of the 1960s. Originally released in 1963, it is the last animated feature released in Walt’s lifetime, and the second to last animated film he produced. Filled with contemporary references, comedy, and music, The Sword in the Stone reflects Walt’s unique ability to transpose almost any story into a fantastic visual masterpiece. Walt’s masterful storytelling magically transforms the medieval legend of Merlin the magician, by infusing the classic tale with a dose of his distinctive humor and wit.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Screens daily at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm (except Tuesdays, and July 14 and 20)
Admission to the film is free with Museum admission, or $7 general; $5 under 17 without Museum admission.
Heinrich Kley and Company: European Influences on Disney
An illustrated lecture with John Canemaker
Saturday, July 14 at 3pm | Theater Gallery
General: $12 adult; $9 under 17
Members: $10 adult; $7 under 17
Academy Award®-winning animation filmmaker, author, and historian John Canemaker presents an overview of the various European aesthetic influences that found their way into Disney feature films. Canemaker spotlights the contributions of European artists who worked at the studio, discusses the anthropomorphic art of Heinrich Kley and J.J. Grandville, as well as the expressionistic silent films of German director F.W. Murnau, and explores how these sources inspired Walt in the creation of the visual style of early Disney features, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
The Bridge on the Big Screen: Movies Starring the Golden Gate Bridge
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Saturday, July 21 at 6pm | Theater Gallery
Free on a first-come, first-served basis, tickets available at 10 a.m.
Come see Kirk and his crew travel to San Francisco in this 1986 American science fiction film screened in the Walt Disney Family Museum’s Fantasia-inspired theater.
Animate Your Night: Ready, Steady, Go!
Friday, July 27 from 7 to 10pm | Museum-wide
General: $10 adult
Members: $5 adult
Experience the galleries in a whole new light and illuminate your imagination with cocktails, music, performance, film screenings and hands-on art activities. Come eat, drink, and create... and animate your night!
THE PRESIDIO GAMES on the Main Post Lawn
Sunday, July 29 from 11am to 2pm | Main Post Lawn/Presidio
Bring your family for a day filled with fun and games. In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Walt Disney Family Museum has partnered with Sports Basement, the YMCA, SenSpa, and others to host this special event featuring a bicycle rodeo, a circuits course, hoola-hooping, kite flying, and more. Join in the fun and let the games begin!
11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Games and Festivities
1:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremony
Participation is free.
For a full listing of programs, special events, films, classes, and workshops, please visit www.waltdisney.org.