March 01, 2011 — A new exhibition celebrating the animated characters created by Pixar Studios is set to open in Hong Kong next month. Pixar: 25 Years of Animation will open its doors at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on March 28th, running until July 11th. More than 400 items will be on display, including traditional artwork, maquettes, animated short films and unique media installations made especially for the exhibit by the studio’s technical artists. All ages can enjoy the fun and look into the history of the characters from movies such as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The event has recently been re-curated following an initial global tour, with Hong Kong chosen as the first stop on its latest world trip.
Animated characters created by Pixar Animation Studios, such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, Sulley and the human girl Boo in Monsters, Inc., the clownfish father and son in Finding Nemo and the family of superheroes in The Incredibles, have been appealing to and enchanting audiences of all ages. In the infinitely malleable world of CG animation, Pixar has shown considerable creativity and presented numerous fascinating animated stories that successfully offer pleasure as well as visual enjoyment to a huge number of audiences.