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Exhibition explores movie magic

09 Dec 2015

They’ve seen the movies, now kids can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the creative DreamWorks Animation works at a blockbuster summer exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington.

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition showcases more than 20 years of travelling zoo animals, green ogres and flying dragons, and celebrates the studio’s much-loved films and the talented artists who created them. Resene has supplied paint to help create the exhibition.

With more than 400 items on display, the exhibition traces DreamWorks Animation’s creative legacy from Antz to their most recent hit film Home, and draws on the studio’s incredible archive, featuring never-before-seen original artworks and models, behind-the-scenes interviews and spectacular interactive experiences. Visitors of all ages will go beyond the screen and into the creative journey of a DreamWorks Animation film.

Charting the creative journey from a rough early sketch, through to the final completed project, the exhibition includes everything from storyboards, to interactive animation software, and creative reconstructions of DreamWorks’ real-life workspaces.

The entire back catalogue of 31 DreamWorks films is explored, including the four beloved major film series: ShrekHow to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

Curated by The Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition will open at Te Papa this weekend (December 12) and run through to the end of March 2016.

See Te Papa's website for details.