ACMI’s House of Mouse exhibition opens
Eliza Janssen, Enter the House of Mouse with ACMI’s new exhibition Disney: The Magic of Animation, Flicks, 18 May 2021
Disney practically rules the world at this point, so it’s only fair that they’ve now taken over Melbourne’s ACMI to present Disney: The Magic of Animation. It’s a comprehensive exhibition looking at the history and future of the House of Mouse’s filmmaking, and it’s simply a must for fans.
The first major exhibition since the Australian Centre of the Moving Image had its renovation glow-up earlier this year, Disney: The Magic of Animation includes around 500 sketches, paintings and cells from some of the most beloved animated films of all time—from Mickey’s first talkie Steamboat Willie, to never-before-exhibited artwork from this year’s Raya and The Last Dragon.
Running from May 13 to October 17, the exhibition is an ideal way to educate and entertain your Frozen-obsessed youngsters, whilst also providing a hefty dose of nostalgia and artful content for grown-up Disney fans.
ACMI Director CEO Katrina Sedgwick spoke on this universal appeal, a “fondness for beloved classics just as strong as the enthusiasm for modern masterpieces.” She continued: “It’s so special to be able to bring an exhibition to Australia that will resonate so strongly with audiences of all ages and all cultures and will be a source of joy for so many.”
Full price tickets to the exhibition run at $26, with member tickets at $20 and a family of 5 costing $72 – the exhibition is also a great opportunity to check out the reimagined free museum space, a celebration of Aussie screen culture with some of our own animated history on display to boot.