Created by ACMI in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, this exhibition celebrates over 20 years of DreamWorks Animation’s much-loved feature films, and the talented artists who created them.
Providing a rare glimpse into the studio’s collaborative and visionary approach to animation and offering an insightful look into the processes behind the on-screen magic, this exhibition charts the studio’s creative journey and explores its unique twist on the art of animation, including film collaborations with Aardman Animations.
Showcasing the studio’s creative legacy from its first feature film Antz (1998) through to Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Trolls (2016) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), this exhibition features over 400 unique objects. Drawing on the studio’s archive of rare and never-seen-before material, the exhibition includes concept drawings, storyboards, models, masks, maps, photographs, posters, paintings, and other original artworks.
These artworks sit alongside amazing immersive and interactive digital experiences, and a wealth of additional digital content, including many specially recorded interviews with DreamWorks Animation artists that explore the creative processes of this unique animation studio.
DreamWorks Animation is perfect for families and fans, students, art lovers and creatives alike, lending itself to dynamic supporting education programs, talks and activities, film programs and related events.
Tour package includes: > Artworks, Digital Content & Experiences: o 400+ never-seen-before original objects and props, cleared for tour; o 25+ featured moving image and film moments; o 15 interactives o 4 immersive environments including the exhibition’s highlight Dragon Flight > Design elements: Bespoke design elements and props > AV & ICT: Equipment and hardware for digital displays and experiences, ready to play clip package, subtitle-ready digital files (some equipment to be provided by Venues) > Marketing: comprehensive style guide and approved for tour assets > Licence & Rights: Exhibition content and digital assets cleared for Venue use > Merchandising & Publication: Access to DWA approved merchandise and publications > Support: detailed Exhibition Tool Kit, ACMI design, manuals and itemised Content Lists, ACMI Touring staff expertise and onsite support and training during installation and deinstallation
Past and Future Venues
o ArtScience Museum, Singapore 13 June - 27 Sept 2015
o Te Papa, New Zealand 12 Dec 2015 - 28 Mar 2016
o Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea 30 April - 15 Aug 2016
o National Taiwan Science and Education Centre, Taipei, Taiwan 29 Oct 2016 - 5 Feb 2017
o Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico 6 Apr - 6 Aug 2017
o Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada 7 Dec 2017 - 08 Apr 2018
o Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, Canada 9 May - 16 Sept 2018
o Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 Feb - 15 Apr 2019
o Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 14 May - 29 Jul 2019
o National Museum of Australia 12 Sept 2019 - 2 Feb 2020
> never-seen-before original objects and props, cleared for tour; > 25+ featured moving image and film moments; > 15 interactives > 4 immersive environments > 180 degrees immersive Dragon Flight 'fly through' experience