Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts at The Huntington D23 Opening Celebration

Mon. Dec 12, 2022 at 6:30pm PST
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Join D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and The Huntington in commemorating the opening of the museum’s brand-new exhibition, Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts with an exclusive event for D23 Gold Members.

D23’s exclusive member celebration at The Huntington will begin with a welcome mixer where guests will be invited to enjoy snacks and beverages. During the mixer, guests will hear a special presentation by the Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Rebecca Cline and her team. Attendees will then make their way into the exhibit and have the opportunity to view the incredible art that inspired Disney Studios’ classics!

About The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public.

About Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts 

The international traveling exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts explores the early inspirations behind Disney Studios’ creations, examining Walt Disney’s fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in Disney films and theme parks.


  • Light desserts, snack and beverages (cash bar will be available)

  • Special presentation by Director of the Walt Disney Archives, Rebecca Cline

  • Exclusive access to the Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts at The Huntington

  • One (1) D23 commemorative keepsake

You will be required to show a photo ID. Members will be required to show their D23 Membership Card.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. PST at The Huntington and will last until approximately 9 p.m. PST. Check in will begin at 6:15 p.m. PST.  

Please keep in mind weather conditions for this outdoor special event: layers are encouraged. 


  • D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to three (3) guests.

  • There are a limited number of tickets available. D23 Gold Members must log in by using their Member account information when reserving tickets. D23 Gold Members who do not bring their membership card and tickets will not be admitted to the event.

  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guest 18 years of age or older to attend this D23 event.

  • Ticketed members and guests who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. D23 Members must be present, or guests will not gain admittance to event.

  • All D23 events are subject to change without notice. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds, and tickets are not transferable.

  • Video or audio recording of any kind will not be permitted during the presentation and screening.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place at The Huntington Museum during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “Disney”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Disney.

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The Huntington 1800 Orlando Rd
San Marino, CA 91108