Magical Disney experience at Queensland Museum

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Queensland Museum has been transformed into a magical wonderland with Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition. 

Concept art for Disney's Pinnochio.

Curated by the team at the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Disney: The Magic of Animation is a not-to-be-missed exhibition for Disney fans of all ages.

Featuring almost a century of Walt Disney Animation Studios art pieces, visitors will be enthralled by the artistry and technological innovations that have brought to life some of the world’s greatest characters, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders.

The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through timeless scenes from some of their favourite movies to discover the technical skills of animation artists and the role they play in crafting character and stories.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said the exhibition was breaking museum records.

“We had a record-breaking pre-sale period for the Disney: The Magic of Animation and already our comprehensive range of programs, which our team have curated to complement the exhibition, have either sold out or are close to selling out,” Dr Thompson said.

“It’s clear, Queenslanders are ready for Disney magic and viewing the artistic brilliance of the creative minds behind their favourite Disney films.

Disney: The Magic of Animation is an engaging showcase of animation with immersive elements that bring these to life including opportunities to step into the films and stand with your favourite characters, a special family trail to follow and an animation station.” 

The Walt Disney Company Australia & New Zealand’s Senior Vice-President and Managing Director Kylie Watson-Wheeler said the exhibition featured behind-the-scenes production artworks which were created during the development of Disney Animation films.

“It’s terrific to see Queenslanders sharing in our excitement for this wondrous showcase of Disney animation artistry spanning generations of storytelling,” Ms Watson-Wheeler said.

“This is a must-see exhibition for Disney fans of all ages and provides a beautifully curated view of the incredible Disney magic that inspires and delights us all.

“Guests will have a rare opportunity to see how the film makers and artists develop our stories and work through different ideas and concepts along the way to creating the films we know so well.” 

Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibition runs until 22 January 2023.

Click here for tickets.

Main image: Pinocchio,1940,GustafTenggren, Concept art, watercolour and ink© Disney Enterprises Inc.

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