Neil Patrick Harris to MC Gala for The Walt Disney Family Museum – Animation Scoop

Neil Patrick Harris to MC Gala for The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced its second annual fundraising gala benefiting the Museum’s ongoing initiatives to support the next generation of creative talent. The event will honor Marty Sklar, Disney Legend and Walt Disney Imagineering Ambassador, who, in addition to working directly with Walt Disney, has been a leading Disney creative force contributing to each of the eleven parks around the world. For more than half a century, Sklar has been instrumental in sharing the magic of Disney-themed entertainment with people around the globe.

Marty Sklar

Marty Sklar

Sklar will be honored with the Diane Disney Miller Lifetime Achievement Award. The accolade recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding impact in the field of arts, education, community involvement, and/or technological advancements. Last year’s inaugural recipient was Disney Legend and songwriter Richard Sherman.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

The gala is presented by the Board of The Walt Disney Family Museum and President of the Board, Ron Miller, with Neil Patrick Harris confirmed as the Master of Ceremonies. Additional special guests and presenters to be announced.

Neil Patrick Harris, regarding his participation, said:

“As a massive Disney fan, I am honored to be able to carry on the renowned legacy of the man who made it all possible – Walt Disney himself – and support The Walt Disney Family Museum for its second annual gala to help foster the next generation of creative talent while honoring Disney Legend, Marty Sklar for his outstanding achievements.”

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a nonprofit organization located in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. The gala will take place at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California. Gala guests will enjoy an after-hours private viewing of World of Color — Celebrate! in Disney California Adventure Park.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 6:30pm

Where: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at The Disneyland® Resort
1600 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Tickets: To learn more about tickets or table sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carma Zisman, Director of Institutional Advancement, at czisman@wdfmuseum.org.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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