Curated Exhibit To Include Artwork From 24 of DreamWorks’ Animated Features

JULY 16, 2012 – LOS ANGELES, CA — The USC School of Cinematic Arts hosts “DreamWorlds Behind the Scenes: Production Art From DreamWorks Animation,” a curated art exhibit of DreamWorks Animation’s twenty-four animated feature films including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How To Train Your Dragon, along with the upcoming November 2012 release, Rise of the Guardians, it was announced today by Dean Elizabeth M. Daley.

Opening July 30th and extending through September 7th, the exhibit includes more than one hundred original, digital designs and paintings accompanying character maquettes, miniature sets, stereo footage, as well as other creative elements that encapsulate the feature animation filmmaking process.

“We are honored to host this extensive exhibit displaying the best of contemporary animation,” says Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “Our partnership with Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg is critical to the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, and all of the School’s efforts in advancing the field. DreamWorks Animation’s continued support is a major part of the success of our students and alumni.”

“It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that we bring the DreamWorlds show to the School of Cinematic Arts,” added Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation. “We are fortunate to have a great number of USC alumni working at DreamWorks Animation, and it is fitting that this art exhibit be displayed where the future stars of animation are being trained today.”

“DreamWorlds Behind the Scenes: Production Art from DreamWorks Animation” is open to the public Monday, July 30th — Friday, September 7th from 9:00am — 5:00pm in the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ first floor gallery. The show will inspire students and visitors through a broad array of artwork and digital content. The assets illustrate the artistic skill sets and processes needed to realize the characters and look of a movie.

The assets included within the show are; over one hundred digital prints of visual development artwork, approximately thirty framed originals, two miniature sets and three maquettes, two set pieces – Kung Fu Panda “Po” standee, new Rise of the Guardians standee, three media stations with content including animation tests, stereo footage, Rise of the Guardians trailer, Guardians Creating an Epic video and other video clips.