DreamWorks Animation comes alive in Singapore

FOR the first time, DreamWorks Animation is inviting the public to have a glimpse at what goes on in its studios, which churned out blockbuster animation films like Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

In a groundbreaking exhibition put together by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and DreamWorks Animation, 31 films and more than 400 works including character designs, sculptures and will show visitors how ideas leap from initial sketches to the big screen.

The exhibition started last week at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, and is the first stop of a five-year international tour.

Chris Harris, senior manager, ACMI Exhibitions and Touring, said: “The line-up for the following months ahead is New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan and China, and each exhibition will last for around three to four months.”

Marina Bay Sands spokeswoman, Val Chua, said guided tours for corporate groups are available upon request with a minimum of 20 pax.

For groups larger than 30 pax, the museum will be able to provide an itinerary by breaking the group up accordingly, she told TTGmice e-Weekly.

Each 30-minute tour will give visitors first-hand insight into the creation of DreamWorks’ star characters such as Shrek and Po. While all tours are provided in English, Chua said there is a Mandarin option, at an additional cost of S$100 (US$74).

Visitors can also learn the basic principles of animation while creating their own short movie at The Animation Desk, using a simplified version of DreamWorks’ software.

Tickets to the exhibition, priced from S$21 for standard adults, are now on sale.

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