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Disney exhibit at Forest Lawn


Some believe that the art of classic character animation is dead. So perhaps it’s quite fitting that the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale is currently hosting an animation exhibit entitled Visions: The World of Fantasy Art.

Crystal Mora (of the Platform Animation Festival) checked it out:

Knowing very little about the exhibit, I was not only delighted to find some amazing fantasy illustrations on display, but also many pieces on loan from the Walt Disney Animation Studio. Some of the work on display includes maquettes from The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, original character sketches by Glen Keane, storyboards, backgrounds, and concept art from Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan and more!

The entire exhibit itself was not very large, but it’s completely free to enjoy. Having the location be at the top of a large cemetery was a bit questionable, but the drive was lovely (and slightly creepy).

The exhibit is currently running through January 6th, 2008. For more information check the website.

  • merlin jones

    And you can visit fantasy visionaries Walt Disney and L. Frank Baum while you are there!

  • I was at the 8/26 opening. The exhibit is indeed small but the Disney part of the exhibit is worth seeing. I especially liked the original concept sketches by Mary Blair as well as the rare Snow White development art. Of course it’s always a treat to see Glen Keane’s work.

    If you’re a fan of Syd Mead there’s a few of his original futuristic art on display as well. He was quite gracious at the opening reception as well as another fantasy illustrator in Bill Stout.

    Definitely worth checking out. As Crystal mentioned, the drive is up the hill is nice (despite the obvious cemetery vibe) with nice views of the Glendale area once your up there.

  • Didn’t John Pomeroy have an exhibit of paintings there a year or two ago?