Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney's Classic Fairy Tales.

Australian Centre of the Moving Image, Melbourne yesterday opened its latest exhibition Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney’s Classic Fairy Tales. After a huge success from the Tim Burton exhibition it is great to keep the world class art culture continuing.

With over 600 pieces on display from promotional memorabilia, cells, story board designs, character development sketches and film excerpts of visual effects, one is sure to get lost in the magical world that is Disney.

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the recently released The Princess and the Frog to the newly anticipated Tangled (to be released early 2011 here in Australia) one is bound to have child hood memories of watching these feature length films.

Going behind the scenes with Creative Director Lella Smith from the Walt Disney Research Library in Las Angeles, the amount of skills and dedication to the artists behind the film became much more appreciated. She opened up an unknown world of talent to be explored.

As I walked through the eras of animation it bought back memories of watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the animals sweeping dust with their tails sprawled across a large screen in the red painted section of the fairy tale. Each work in itself matched the feeling and setting, in frames of ornate wood with tattered fairy tale books that sparked inspiration.

One great thing about this exhibition and all shows at ACMI is that it is accessible to people of all ages including the younger people which will broaden their artistic on look.

Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney's Classic Fairy Tales is on until Tuesday 26 April 2011, open daily 10am-6pm with a range of extra activities to coincide with the exhibition. For more information on the exhibition head to

^ Photographs :: Kelly Robson © 2010
Cute bits & pieces :: Pugly Pixel ©

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