The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences new lobby exhibition, Ink & Paint, opens to the public on Friday May 16th. It highlights the work of animation artists who have devoted decades to creating the characters, storyboards, color keys, backgrounds, layouts, and cels needed to assemble the classic, 2-D Hollywood animated cartoons. According to the press release:
Encompassing all stages of the filmmaking process, this exhibition showcases artwork from the 1940s through the 1990s and features such animated classics as Alice In Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Gay Purr-ee, The Secret of NIMH, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lion King and The Iron Giant as well as from Oscar-winning shorts starring such timeless characters as Mr. Magoo, Winnie the Pooh and the Pink Panther, as well as Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons and the Academy Award-winning shorts of UPA.
Artists whose work is represented include Ãlvaro Arce (The Prince and the Pauper), Mary Blair (Cinderella), Paul Carlson (Gay Purr-ee), Ron Dias (The Secret of NIMH), Ann Guenther (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too), Michael Humphries (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Homer Jonas (Sleeping Beauty), Art Leonardi (Pink Panther), Abe Levitow (1001 Arabian Nights), and Gloria Wood (Gay Purr-ee).
The Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Please note the Academy will be closed May 24-26 and July 4-6 in observance of Memorial Day and Independence Day.