DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

media-dwa-announcementTake the journey from sketch to screen as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Los Angeles-based studio, DreamWorks Animation present DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition – the studio’s first ever large-scale international exhibition.

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is ACMI’s largest ever exhibition, featuring over 400 items including, never-before-seen concept drawings, interviews, models and original artworks, and interactive experiences for children and adults.

Visitors will lose themselves in the extraordinary worlds created by DreamWorks’ award-winning artists and travel with beloved characters, from original sketches through to grumpy ogres, friendly dragons and Kung Fu-fighting pandas.

ACMI Director and CEO, Tony Sweeney says visitors will be able to go beyond the screen and chart the creative journey of a DreamWorks Animation film, from the first idea or concept sketched on a Post-It note, through to the final completed project.

“In celebration of the creative contribution that DreamWorks Animation has made to the field of animation over the last 20 years, visitors will be able to fully explore the artists’ visions from concept to screen, and experience the ground-breaking technologies that the studio has used to create its memorable stories, characters, and worlds,” said Mr Sweeney.

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition will showcase the four major film series: Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, along with early hand-drawn films, such as The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002).

The exhibition will also feature a selection of recent releases including The Croods (2013), and the recently released feature film Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014). The entire back catalogue of 29 DreamWorks feature films will also be represented in the exhibition.

Curated by ACMI in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition brings together Melbourne-based curators and creatives, and the animators, artists and producers of a major international studio for the first time in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

Alongside the exhibition, ACMI will present a program of film, public and education programs, or enrich your DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition experience by visiting the Online Hub – with exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, concept art, articles and insight into the world’s largest animation studio.

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne
Exhibition: 10 April – 5 October 2014
Entry fees apply

For more information, visit: www.acmi.net.au/dreamworks for details.

Image: Craig Kellman, Madagascar (2005) – © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.