“Whether it’s a curmudgeonly ogre who finally finds love in a world of fractured fairy tales, a wild stallion travelling across the frontiers of the Old West, or a dumpling-loving panda who masters the art of kung fu in ancient China, it is only through the collective work of all the artist that the final experience becomes complete.”
Chief Creative Officer for DreamWorks Animation
Together with Sandy, we visited DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition on beautiful blue-skied Melbourne day.
I was really excited to visit this exhibition as it featured one of my favourite animations of all time, How to Train Your Dragon.
I was not disappointed as a life-sized replica of Toothless, a Nightfury; once described as the “Unholy Offspring of Lightning and Death Itself” was there to greet me at the entrance of the exhibition.
Yes I am a huge fan of the film!
Some of the animals from Madagascar were there to say hello too!
There are three parts to this exhibition; mainly Character, Story and World.
In each part, there are lots of concept drawings, models, sketches and so on. Which is really interesting to watch and discover what goes on behind the animator’s mind before he brings a character and story to life.
I really enjoyed the concept art part as there is just so much creativity and imagination that goes on in the studio.
The highlight of the exhibition is hands down a 180-degree Dragon’s-Eye View of Berk.
Featuring a never-before-seen footage from How to Train Your Dragon, you get to experience the view of a Night Fury as he flies around Berk which is pretty darn amazing if I might add.
I am also very excited to catch an exclusive advance screening of How To Train Your Dragon 2 at the Melbourne IMAX tomorrow!
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is at:
Australian Centre for Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne
Phone: 03 8663 2200