Disney: The Magic of Animation at ACMI Melbourne this Summer
This Summer in Melbourne you can see rare artworks from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library’s collection at Disney: The Magic of Animation. Re-opening 30th October 2021, includes original art from Disney’s latest critically-acclaimed film Raya and the Last Dragon, Frozen, Fantasia and more.
ACMI brings the magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios to Melbourne this winter
ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture introduces the internationally acclaimed exhibition Disney: The Magic of Animation to Melbourne as part of the city’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece series.
This rare glimpse behind the scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios gives visitors the opportunity to experience the incredible artistry behind the studio’s much-loved characters and see how drawings are brought to life, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has been creating extraordinary films for nearly a century, with every film beginning with drawings that capture the essence of character, story and emotion.
Disney: The Magic of Animation features over 500 original art works from the 1920s through to the present day, including paintings, sketches and concept art that have been specially selected by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
These rarely seen works reveal the development of beloved stories and animation techniques from dozens of classics ranging from Mickey Mouse’s first talkie Steamboat Willie (1928) to Fantasia (1940) to Frozen (2013).
Disney: The Magic of Animation also debuts never-before-exhibited artwork from the studio’s newest critically-acclaimed release Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).
30th October 2021 – 23rd January 2022
Opening hours Mon – Fri: 12–5pm Weekends and school holidays: 10am–6pm
ACMI, Federation Square Melbourne
Full $26, Concession $22.50, Member $20, Child $17, Group (4 + people) $18 ea, Family $72 (up to 5 people)
Melbourne Events for Families
You can check out Disney: The Magic of Animation from May 13th 2021. For similar events see our FAMILY EVENTS IN MELBOUNE page or ACTIVITIES IN MELBOURNE. Follow us for more inspiration on Facebook and in our Community Group Melbourne for Kids.