The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 2nd Annual Gala at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, CA – November 1, 2016: Master of Ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris at The Walt Disney Family Museum Fundraising Gala honoring Marty Sklar. (Getty Images for The Walt Disney Family Museum)

I sure would have loved to be at this event! Disney knows how to throw a party and Neil Patrick Harris sure knows how to run the show!

On Tuesday, November 1stThe Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated the next generation of creative talent by honoring Marty Sklar with the second annual Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebratory evening was led by the energetic and talented master of ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris alongside presenters John Lasseter (Cars; Toy Story films), Richard Sherman (The Lion King; The Jungle Book), Daniel Lawrence Whitney (Larry The Cable Guy; Cars; Cars 2and the grandchildren of Walt Disney (Chris Miller, Jennifer Goff, Joanna Miller, Tammy Miller and Walter Miller). Guests also enjoyed special performances by Jenifer Lewis (Cars; Cars 2), and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog; Dreamgirls). Additional notable attendees included David Parnes (Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles), Eden XO (Singer), Frankie Grande (Style Code Live), Jake Wall (Project Runway)Jessica Sanchez (American Idol)Johnny Wujek (Creative Director, E Style Collective), Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-0), among many others.

Gala guests enjoyed an after-hours private viewing of World of Color — Celebrate! in Disney California Adventure® Park. The show originally launched in 2015 as part of the Disneyland Resort’s 60th Anniversary celebration and returned for this viewing on the special gala evening.


ANAHEIM, CA – November 1, 2016: Master of Ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris and Kirsten Komoroske, Executive Director of The Walt Disney Museum at The Walt Disney Family Museum Fundraising Gala. (Getty Images for The Walt Disney Family Museum)

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.




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