The magic of Disney comes to the Museum of Queensland this summer with Disney: The Magic of Animation set to open in June 2022. Every great animated movie begins with a hit of artists, and the team at Walt Disney Animation Research Library present an impressive selection of artwork from their extensive catalog in this enchanting gallery Which takes you behind the scenes of your favorite animated films.
Disney: The Magic of Animation features over 500 artworks including paintings, drawings, drawings, and concept art specially selected by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library in Los Angeles, California. These rarely-seen works reveal the evolution of beloved storytelling and animation techniques from your favorite Walt Disney studio films, including first-talking Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie (1928), films such as Fantasia (1940), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), Frozen (2013), Moana (2016), Frozen 2 (2019) and the studio’s latest film, Encanto (2021).
Visitors can take a step inside some of the timeless scenes from their favorite movies and discover how animators use color to express feelings, and artistic skills for character crafting and storytelling. Discover how Walt Disney Animation films come to life through the hands of hundreds of behind-the-scenes Disney artists and professionals who work together to bring these characters and stories to life. Together with their talents and innovative technical developments, they have continued to break new heights in the animation film industry as we have seen over the decades.
Disney’s Minister of Arts, Lynne Enoch, said: “The Magic of Animation showcased cherished animation from one of the world’s most iconic and creative studios.
Minister Enoch said: “The Queensland Museum is set to become the happiest place in Brisbane when this wonderful, magical event opens in June.”
“Featuring original graphics with rare and unique artwork dating back to 1928, Disney: The Magic of Animation offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into much-loved animated films and promises to be a family favorite. As we celebrate 160 years of the Queensland Museum Network” , this extraordinary exhibition charts the Walt Disney Animation studio’s process of creating magic on screen and sharing timeless stories for nearly a century.The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support the Museum of Queensland to deliver exhibitions that create engaging experiences for Queenslanders and state visitors.Disney: The Magic of Animation is set to enhance The Queensland Museum’s reputation as a world-class cultural site continues to generate strong economic results for the state.”
The Queensland Museum Network CEO, Dr Jim Thompson, said the exhibition will be a Queensland Museum attraction for 2022. “We are delighted to welcome a well-known and well-known brand like Disney to our museum this winter, and we believe that Queenslanders will enthusiastically anticipate taking a step behind the scenes to see how it has been revived. Their favorite cartoon characters are on this show,” Dr. Thompson said.
“We’ve got pixie dust ready and we’re thrilled to bring the creativity, magic and innovation of Disney Animation to our audience in June 2022. From classics like Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio and the first Disney Princess Snow White to recent releases like Frozen, Moana, and Encanto, this is a must-visit gallery for Disney fans” .
Kayleigh Watson Wheeler, Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand said: “We are excited for Queenslanders to witness this incredible exhibition of Disney animated art. This special display of Disney magic through generations of storytelling inspires and delights guests of all ages.”
“The filmmakers and storytellers at Walt Disney Animation Studios have been creating, producing, and pushing the boundaries of animation for nearly 100 years. Animation is an art form that brings static, still images to life. Whether it’s a series of eye-catching line drawings, captured in order Serial to create a believable character, or display complex digital images to create a magical effect, animation has the power to transport the viewer into a world of fantasy and beauty,” added Kristen McCormick, director of art galleries and preservation at Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
Get inspired by the beautiful art behind your favorite characters and discover how drawings, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders, are brought to life at Disney: The Magic of Animation at the Museum of Queensland in June 2022.
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Image source: Copyright: Encanto (2021), Lorelay BovéAnd Concept art, digital illustration © Disney Enterprises Inc.