Running from 10 April to 26 October, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is the first and largest of its kind, featuring 400 items including never-before-seen concept drawings, interviews, models and interactive experiences.
Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition
The exhibition focuses on four animated classics including Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, not forgetting the entire back catalogue of 29 DreamWorks animated feature films that have been represented in some way too.
A highlight of the exhibition has to be the spectacular 180-degree animated screening of Dragon Flight; a Dragon's-Eye View of Berk, a never-before-seen vision of the Viking township seen in How to Train Your Dragon. Visitors get to experience a virtual panoramic dragon ride on the back of the character Toothless.
In the rear room of the exhibition, there is an opportunity for visitors to create their very own computerised animation using simplified versions of DreamWorks' own software, that can be emailed and shared with family and friends.
This is not just an exhibition for children, adults will be fascinated to see some of the processes in which their favourite DreamWorks movies came into being, from initial intricate hand drawn sketches through to computer graphics.
Over the course of the exhibition, there will be a program of talks, workshops and educational experiences, giving reason to visit the exclusive exhibit more than once. Visit ACMI's website to view the program and event schedule, or to book your tickets in advance.