Special Events in January at The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum is packed full of events this coming January. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to stop on by.

Throughout the month, there will be many special events that are sure to expand your Disney knowledge. First off, on January 10, a discussion titled The Disney Effect: Communicating with Autistic Children through Animation,” will be presented at 11 AM. Here parents and experts will explore the world of autism in children and how Disney has changed their lives. The discussion will include the impact of Disney Animated films on children with autism. Also looking at the aspects of growth in communication from children and the effect of films on other social aspects. Disney historian Jeff Kurtti will lead in the discussion alongside Ron Suskind, Dr. Bryna Siegel, Jonathan Freeman.

“Disney historian Jeff Kurtti moderates with Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Life, Animated; Dr. Bryna Siegel, leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders; and Jonathan Freeman, actor in Disney Theatrical Productions and the voice of Jafar in Aladdin”

Taking part on January 17, Disney artist, Glen Keane will give a talk. This event titled “From Disney to ‘Duet,’” Glen will discuss his work and how his career has evolved over the years. In his first years working for the Walt Disney Company, he was mentored by Disney’s “Nine Old Men.” Here he grew in animation skills. From that point on, he was deeply involved in the animation renaissance during 1980s-1990s. In this talk he will also discuss his current project of “Duet.”

These are just a few of events taking part this month. Many other workshops and events will be offered at The Walt Disney Family Museum. If you would like to know more about ongoing events, exhibits, memberships or hours operations, please visit The Walt Disney Family Museum by clicking here.

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