Disney: The Magic of Animation

Thu 13th May, 2021 – Sun 17th October, 2021
Federation Square Flinders Street Melbourne
Price: $17–$72
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney universe at this Australian-premiere exhibition. It will feature more than 500 rarely seen, original artworks from films such as Fantasia, Frozen, Raya and the Last Dragon, and more.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is finally back after a two-year, $40 million renovation. And it’s hit the ground running with a jam-packed 2021 program.

From May 13 to October 17, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney universe with the Australian premiere of Disney: The Magic of Animation. It will feature rarely seen works from the studio’s nearly 100-year history.

As part of the city’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece series, more than 500 original artworks will be on show – from as far back as the ’20s right through to today – pulled from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.

Explore paintings, sketches and concept art from films such as Fantasia, Frozen and the newest release Raya and the Last Dragon. The exhibition will centre on the studio’s beloved characters – whether computer-generated or created with pen and paper – and uncover how they’re brought to life through animation.

More information here.