Journey from sketch to screen.
Created by ACMI in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, this exhibition gives audiences a unique chance to explore over 25 years of the studio’s collaborative and visionary approach to animation, art, technology and storytelling.
Audiences are invited to discover beloved family favourites Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls, and many more.
Featuring rare and never-seen-before original artefacts, interactives, digital experiences – including the immersive 180⁰ Dragon Flight experience – DreamWorks Animation is perfect for families, fans, students, art lovers and creatives alike.
Experience the magic and see how characters and stories transform from sketch to screen.
ArtScience Museum, Singapore
13 June – 27 Sept 2015
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
12 Dec 2015 – 28 Mar 2016
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
30 April – 15 Aug 2016
National Taiwan Science and Education Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
29 Oct 2016 – 5 Feb 2017
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
6 Apr – 6 Aug 2017
Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada
7 Dec 2017 – 8 Apr 2018
Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, Canada
9 May – 16 Sept 2018
Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 Feb – 15 Apr 2019
Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
14 May – 29 Jul 2019
National Museum of Australia, Canberra Australia
12 Sept 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, USA
26 Mar – 11 Sep 2022
Dom Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil
20 May – 29 October 2023
Further Brazil venues to be announced
- Variable size 700 – 1,000 sq/m (7,000 – 10,000 sq/ft)
- 400+ never-seen-before original objects and props
- 30+ moving image and interactive exhibits
- Spectacular immersive 180º Dragon Flight experience
- Minimum 12 weeks hire period
In the press
New exhibition from DreamWorks Animation takes visitors behind scenes of its movies
The Straits Times, 12 June 2015
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
Featuring over 400 items including rare and never-before-seen concept drawings, models and original artworks, interviews and interactive displays from DreamWorks' much-loved and favourite animated classics.
ACMI DreamWorks Online Hub
Enrich your exhibition experience with exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, concept art, articles and insight into the world's largest animation studio.
DreamWorks Education Resource
This learning resource explores the three sections of the exhibition – Character, Story and World –and the key ideas that underpin them.