If you are looking for something to do with your kids and the family for the September school holidays, head on down to the ArtScience Museum’s DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.
The exhibition features 31 films and more than 400 displays. It is a comprehensive discovery of DreamWorks Animation’s works over the past 20 years. The exhibition is exceptional for it’s range of interactive components and the depth of content it encompasses.
A series of new and interesting activities are introduced, just for the holidays. Besides immersing themselves at the interesting DreamWorks exhibition, kids can get to know their favourite DreamWorks characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar by participating in four new activities inspired by these cartoon characters.
There is also a “movie marathon” to watch How to Train Your Dragon (Part 1 and 2) at the museum. Definitely a delight and treat for the little ones.
Today and tomorrow are the last two days of the special September programs. Do head on down if you are free!
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7 – 11 Sep
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(8 & 10 Sep)
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Rachel and I visited the exhibition last weekend with Asher. We are happy to educate him on the art and science behind animation and how everything comes to life on the big screen.
Some pictures we took at the exhibition:
Asher also had fun participating in the special September holidays activities. He tried out the various game stations and was rewarded with a Gingerbread Man cookie upon completion.
Fans of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy exploring the exhibition and its many interactive components. A raised eyebrow or a furrowed brow can impact a character’s emotion and how that is interpreted by the audience is a powerful tool in the animation process.
Visitors in the Drawing Room can experience the joy of creating a short animation sequence themselves, using the same software that DreamWorks’ animators use. I had fun creating a simple sequence of a big fish eating up a small fish to demonstrate to Asher on how animations are created.
Those looking for a phenomenal experience will delight in Dragon Flight: A Dragon’s-Eye View of Berk, a focal point of the exhibition. A fully self-contained installation with wide curved frame, the 40-foot and 180-degree projection takes visitors on a panoramic ride on the back of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, as the Isle of Berk builds around them. Asher really love this and we had to watched it two times!
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition recently won a Highly Commended award at the Museums Australia MAGNA awards. The judges commented that the exhibition was original, innovative and creative, which surprises and delights its audiences.
Tickets to DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is on sale now. For more information on DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, please visit the official website.
Curated by ACMI in collaboration with the renowned animation powerhouse, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition features two decades of DreamWorks Animation’s greatest works. Visitors will discover how Shrek, Po from Kung Fu Panda and other characters made it from animators’ desks to the big screen.
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is divided into three main galleries: Character, Story and World, for visitors to witness what it takes to create and bring to life such enchanting stories.
From endearing ogres to delightful dragons, the Character section unveils the evolution of DreamWorks’ most beloved characters. Movie buffs will have unprecedented access to the DreamWorks archive as they watch characters including Shrek, Po from Kung Fu Panda and the gang from Madagascar come to life before their eyes. Forty-seven exquisitely carved maquettes and in-depth video interviews with the production teams illustrate the exacting thought and detail poured into each character through the development process.
A massive digital storyboard anchors the Story gallery. Visitors will be drawn in as they watch filmmaker Conrad Vernon perform, step-by-step, his gripping pitch for the infamous ‘Interrogating Gingy’ scene in Shrek.
The World section focuses on the collaborative creation of the vivid, magical worlds evident in all DreamWorks films. Fans will see the work of directors, production designers and concept artists in this gallery, the largest section of the exhibition.