Monday, February 4, 2008

“ The Fairest One of All ” DCA exhibition - High-res pictures and Video

I know i am a little bit late on this one, but you will find today great high-res photos of “The Fairest One of All” exhibition and the Toy Story Zoetrope and, too, a video. The exhibition, which provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into the creation of this motion picture classic, take over the Courtyard Gallery entrance hall of the Disney Animation pavilion at Disney’s California Adventure.

The exhibit is a great tribute to an master piece and the Walt Disney Animation Research Library has spent more than seven months creating “The Fairest One of All,” a stunning and rare collection of more than 120 pieces of concept art, story sketches, animation drawings, backgrounds and cels created during the development and production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney recently acquired many of the pieces from a private collection including several that have never been publicly displayed.

“The Fairest One of All” exhibition includes a never-before-seen collection of priceless art used in the creation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs created by such Disney animation “legends” as Joe Grant, Eric Larson, Art Babbitt and Milt Kahl. Among the rare items presented in the exhibition are visualizations of such early concepts as a panther companion for the story’s Evil Queen, redheaded and blonde versions of Snow White, various story gags not used in the film, and depictions of the Queen based on actresses Joan Crawford and Katharine Hepburn.

Meanwhile, in an adjoining gallery, visitors can explore the principles of animation itself as they marvel at the new Toy Story Zoetrope, an amazing three-dimensional 21st century variation on the Victorian novelty device which presented early “moving pictures.”

Toy Story, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1995, was the first feature-length computer-animated film and won an Academy Special Achievement Award for its director, John Lasseter, now Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Separated by nearly 60 years of animation history, Snow White and Toy Story are the only two animated motion pictures on the most recent American Film Institute list of the top 100 films of all time, and they represent a continuing legacy of animation excellence at The Walt Disney Company.

And now, let's have a closer look on this exhibit with a you tube video thanks to " TwilightZoneAnaheim ".

All Photos and artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises Inc

You tube video thanks to and copyright "TwilightZoneAnaheim"

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1 comment:

Joe Shelby said...

Well, I like it, but only as long as it's temporary. That room is a masterwork in its original form (and really shows how weak the Disney Hollywood Studios version is for not having one like it) and it would disappoint me greatly to know that it always from now on be dedicated to one film only.

Especially if the marketing heads decide that it should become dedicated to the next 2-D project coming up or in release, which they will certainly look at doing if this exhibit idea is "successful" in their eyes. Again, taking the Florida version as an example, DHS's version (while still Disney-MGM, when there in May 2007), was overwhelmingly full of stuff for Incredibles, Ratatoullie, and Meet the Robinsons, with the classic 2D material much smaller offset considerably from the main rooms one passes through. Plus it had almost NONE of any material that actually came from the Florida studio (Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, etc), which you think would have been a natural (and probably was while the studio was still open...).