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A Museum Exhibition That All Disney Fans Will Absolutely Love!

A Museum Exhibition That All Disney Fans Will Absolutely Love!

By Karmen on 13 Sep 2019
Digital Editor

Disney lovers, you're in for a real treat! Disney: Magic of Animation is coming to ArtScience Museum! The first ever showing in Southeast Asia, expect more than 500 exceptional art pieces that spans across over 90 magical years of Disney animation.


The museum will also debut original artworks from Frozen 2 (2019) so you'll get a sneak peak of the movie before it's released in theatres!

Read on to find out about the different galleries you can visit! 

Creating Believable Characters: Bringing Drawings to Life

The exhibition begins by revealing how Disney animators of the 1930s brought two-dimensional illustrations to life and pioneered techniques to portray natural movements.

This section features original story sketches and animation drawings from some of the earliest Disney films. This gallery also includes a physical recreation of the iconic steamboat from Steamboat Willie (1928).

The Magic Begins: Continual Research and Development


Pinocchio, 1940, Concept art, Gustaf Tenggren ©DisneyPhoto from Pinocchio, 1940, Concept art, Gustaf Tenggren ©Disney

Disney Studios’ artists applied new artistic principles to capture nuances of human and animal movements and idiosyncrasies more accurately, leading to films including Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942).

Explore a series of concept artworks, story sketches and a display of the multi-plane camera, the revolutionary filmmaking tool developed at Disney Animation.

Producers of Magic: Creating Diversity in Expression and a Wider World

Celebrate Disney's bold and brilliant variety of artistic styles with background paintings and concept art from films including Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961).

This chapter also charts Disney's scientific advances and highlights some of the new production technologies developed by the Studio.

Towards New Dimensions: Digital Advances, Musical Seas


The Lion King, 1994, Concept art, Kelvin Yasuda ©DisneyPhoto from The Lion King, 1994, Concept art, Kelvin Yasuda ©Disney

With leading Broadway songwriters, Disney's films began to explore new musical possibilities, evoking powerful emotions in its audience.

Featured in this section of the exhibition are colour scripts and concept art from the striking films of this era, including The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), Pocahontas (1995), Mulan (1998) and Tarzan (1999).

Bringing People Together: Social Diversity, Messages for Our Global Future

Moana, 2016, Concept art, Lisa Keene ©DisneyPhoto from Moana, 2016, Concept art, Lisa Keene ©Disney

The final section of the exhibition, conveys impactful messages that build on social values, such as the importance of family bonds, cultural diversity and respect for nature, which includes films like Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Frozen (2013), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Moana (2016).

The highlight of this section is the assortment of never-before-seen original artworks from the yet to be released Frozen 2!

Disney: Magic of Animation has landed in Seoul, Korea, too! And from the looks of it, the exhibition in Singapore will be brilliant as well!

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Start marking your calendars! The Disney: Magic of Animation exhibition will be held from 26 October 2019 to 29 March 2020.

ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

?6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

⏰ 10:00am - 7:00pm daily

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