LAST CHANCE TO SEE SPECIAL EXHIBITION SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS: THE CREATION OF A CLASSIC THIS APRIL AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM!
JOIN STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS (THE CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND ROBOT CHICKEN) FOR EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING IN CELEBRATION OF STOP MOTION ANIMATION!
April Exhibitions, Programs, and Events
This special exhibition celebrates Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The exhibition showcases more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how Walt advanced the creation of an entirely new art form. Generous support provided by Wells Fargo.
Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation
Between Frames explores the evolution of stop motion animation in the United States in special effects, television, and film. The exhibition highlights behind-the-scenes photographs, rare armatures and puppets, and original storyboards from cult favorite films and television including King Kong, Gumby, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Robot Chicken,and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and showcases stop motion innovators like Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett, Will Vinton, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, and more.
Walt Disney’s bold vision for the visual style, costumes, scenes, and settings for his feature-length masterpiece is remarkably unified from beginning to end. Achieving this singular effect required the coordinated efforts of dozens of artists and dedicated animators. Historian Donald Crafton comments on the variety of fine art traditions that culminated in the film’s consistent “look and feel” and highlights the contributions of those members of the Disney staff associated with the California Water Color Society.
Panel Discussion: The Making of Robot Chicken
Celebrate the closing of our special exhibition, Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation, with a party full of misfit adventure. Join the creators of Robot Chicken and the founders of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios as they present some of their favorite clips, followed by a Q&A. Enjoy eats from Adam’s Grub Truck and Me So Hungry, then have a hair-raising sip of our signature cocktail: The Evil Doctor.
Discover the magic behind the process of bringing objects to life onscreen.
CLASSES & ACTIVITIES
Explore various parts of the process of creating an animated film. Discover the magic behind developing stories, inking and painting, and creating concept art.
Learn from the Masters Series: Painting with Watercolor
In this intensive mini workshop, participants work in watercolor on a gesso-treated surface with artist and international workshop instructor Myrna Wachov.
This class is for participants ages 18+, all levels of experience. Space is limited. Registration required. Email: email@example.com to register or for more info.
Open Studio: Exploring Water Media
Join us in our studio to explore the use of water media. Professional artists from the California Watercolor Association will demonstrate the use of water media and assist visitors in exploring how to create their own original artwork.
Learn from the Masters Series: Animation Mischief with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
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