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Disney: The Magic of Animation

Art, Drawings ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image , Melbourne Thursday May 13 2021 - Sunday October 17 2021
Frozen 2 still for ACMI's Disney exhibition
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A huge Disney retrospective heads to ACMI for winter

After a massive renovation, ACMI is ready to host big winter masterpieces exhibitions again. And our national museum of screen culture isn’t holding back, announcing a huge 90-year showcase of Disney animation with a glimpse behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios, one of the world’s most prolific animation studios. 

Opening on May 13, the exhibition will feature over 500 original artworks that date from the 1920s to the present day, including sketches and concept art from Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie to new release Raya and the Last Dragon. Every piece exhibited has been specially selected by the Disney Animation Research Library (which, crazily, has around 65 million pieces of art from the Disney).

It’s safe to say those early Mickey and Minnie cartoons look a hell of a lot different to what we watch today. This exhibition will shine a spotlight on Disney’s pioneering artistry and technical innovation, as well as the filmmakers and storytellers that have worked with Disney over the years. 

Disney: The Magic of Animation opens at ACMI on May 13. Child tickets are $17, concession tickets are $22.50 and adult tickets are $26. 


Venue name: ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Address: Federation Square
Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $17-$26

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