Discover the artistry behind Disney's timeless animated films.
From November 2010, ACMI hosts a unique exhibition drawn from the archives of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
Dreams Come True is a rare opportunity to see original concept art, story sketches, drawings, maquettes and final frame cels from some of the Walt Disney Studios' most celebrated animated films.
An Australian exclusive, the exhibition features artworks from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Princess and the Frog, and Disney's latest animated feature, Tangled.
Walt Disney began adapting fairy tales for animation in the 1920s, inspired by the traditional tales of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen. The exhibition explores developments in story and animation techniques and showcases the work of artists such as Mary Blair, Kay Nielsen, Eyvind Earle and Glen Keane.
This exhibition was organised by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Indemnification for this exhibition is provided by the Victorian Government.
Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney's Classic Fairy Tales
18 Nov - 26 Apr 2011
Drawn from the rich archive of the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Dreams Come True explores Disney’s 80 year history of adapting traditional European fairy tales into timeless animated films.
The exhibition presents Australian audiences with a rare opportunity to see original concept art, story sketches, animation drawings, maquettes and final frame cels from some of Disney’s most celebrated films.