Pixar: a journey in the magic kingdom of animation
After the successful debut at New York’s MOMA, and following an international tour, the exhibition celebrating the tricennial anniversary of Pixar – founded in California in 1986 – makes landfall at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, unveiling the creative genesis standing behind blockbusters such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Inside Out and the latest Coco.
An accurate and refined selection of more than 400 plates discloses the amazing imaginative and artistic effort shaping every single movie: pencil and felt-pen hand drawings, acrylic paintings, gouaches and watercolors, computer-elaborated images, molds, hand-made figurines as well as digital animations that, altogether, give birth to a fantastic universe appreciated by generations of fans all over the world. Pixar. 30 years of animation, curated by Elyse Klaidman and Maria Grazia Mattei, is divided into three sections exploring the concepts of Character, History and Setting. The display is further enhanced by a selection of video projections, and two spectacular installations: Artscape and Zoetrope, that, by means of digital technology, allow visitors to fully embrace the ageless and suggestive fascination of animation art.