Calgary’s Glenbow Museum Hosts “Watch Me Move: The Animation Show” Exhibit


Glenbow Museum presents the North American Premiere of the visually mesmerizing Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, October 8 – December 24, 2011.

“excellent…thrilling” 4/5 stars — London Evening Standard

Watch Me Move is the most extensive exhibition ever produced to present a full range of animated imagery created over the last 150 years. From South Park to Jurassic Park, Tron to Toy Story and The Flintstones to The Simpsons, Watch Me Move offers timely insight into animation as one of the most influential creative forces in our modern pop culture.

Watch Me Move transforms nearly two full floors at Glenbow Museum into a flickering festival of images and films projected onto walls, in private booths and special screening rooms. Featuring iconic clips as well as lesser-known masterpieces, the exhibition includes groundbreaking examples of cut-out, stop-motion, puppet, anime and 3-D animation. Through 111 films, Watch Me Move explores the relationship between art and animation by presenting the work of experimental filmmakers and contemporary artists alongside the creative output of commercial studios like Walt Disney, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and Pixar.

Critic’s Choice — London Time Out

Watch Me Move has never been seen outside of London and Calgary is its only appearance in North America.

“We are thrilled to bring this once in a lifetime animation experience to Calgary,” says Kirstin Evenden, President and CEO of Glenbow Museum. “This exhibition embodies the spirit of what we strive to do at Glenbow: to make connections with art and ideas and to show that they are relevant and part of our everyday lives. Animation is an art form that helps us to make sense of the world we live in, by creating characters we can identify with and stories that resonate with our own individual and societal values, goals and aspirations.”

To accompany the exhibition, Glenbow has also created a series of programs highlighting Canadian animators and their work. For more information visit www.glenbow.org/programs

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