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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

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A world exclusive, right here in Melbourne
Visitors to Federation Square may notice a few familiar animated faces (and rear ends) along the pathway to the side entrance of the building, as The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) together with Los Angeles based studio DreamWorks Animation have launched the world's first DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, right here in Melbourne.

Melman @ ACMI
5.5 metre high Melman @ ACMI

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
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.

Croods 2013, Artist Paul Duncan
Croods by Artist Paul Duncan

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.

Image credit Mark Gambino
Image credit Mark Gambino

How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon

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.

credit Andrew Morley
Image credit Andrew Morley

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.

Madagascar Monkey Artist Craig Kellman
Madagascar Monkey Artwork by Craig Kellman

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.

Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition
Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation said the world-first exhibition is a fitting commemoration to mark the studio's 20th anniversary in 2014.

Image credit Andrew Morley
Image credit Andrew Morley

Considering its global significance, this is one exhibition that should not be missed.
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Why? World exclusive DreamWorks Animation exhibit
When: 10 April - 26 October
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: Full $22.50 Concession $16 Child (4-15 years) $10. Family passes also available.
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I would love to be able to go and see something Like this.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 2018 days ago
very very cute exhibition.
by coco the lost cat (score: 1|10) 2005 days ago
the count down is on - i am coming to see this october long weekend Im a adult and a serious big kid at heart.. love melbourne xx
by dhen7 (score: 0|4) 1985 days ago
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