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Pixar 30 Years of Animation: Hong Kong Celebration of Friendship and Family

1/F Thematic Galleries 1, 2 &
G/F Hong Kong Toy Story Gallery
18 November 2017 – 5 March 2018
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Pixar Animation Studios
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Pixar Animation Studios
Fully supported by The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong) Limited
Pixar Animation Studios was founded in 1986 in California, USA. Pixar filmmakers combine art and technology to create original stories using the medium of computer animation. In its 30 years of existence, Pixar has earned a reputation not only for innovative use of animation technology, but also for carrying on the tradition of creating heart-warming stories and memorable characters through traditional artistic media.

From Toy Story, the studio's first ever fully computer animated feature film, to its most recent film Coco, the theme of friendship and family is always at the heart of Pixar movies – two of the closest relationships in our life, which stand with us and keep us going no matter what ups and downs we encounter.

In view of the fruitful results of presenting an exhibition of Pixar's stunning collections in 2011, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is delighted to take the opportunity to join hands with Pixar again in presenting a special exhibition with the theme "friendship and family", curated exclusively for Hong Kong. This exhibition is one of the cultural events for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The exhibition features a fine selection of artwork created on traditional and digital media, including hand-drawn sketches, paintings, storyboards and sculptures, created by the artists at Pixar Animation Studios as they contribute to the development process for each film. Every shape, colour and line in the artwork is designed to convey the desires, heartache, sadness, joy and love of the characters and the story they are part of. Together with the videos of artists' interviews, which give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how they come up with story ideas, the exhibition offers a rare and unique opportunity to experience the craftsmanship and creative process behind Pixar's films through over 300 exhibits.

Admission Fee
Standard (Adult) Group (Group of 20 persons or More) Concessionary#
 $20  $14  $10

   #Full-time students, people with disabilities and one accompanying carer, senior citizens aged 60 or above.
    *Box Office will be closed 30 minutes before the Museum closes.
    *Holders of valid Museum Pass enjoy unlimited free admission to the above Special Exhibition.


Exhibit Highlights

Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi /Moment Painting: Expelled /Monsters University, 2013

Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi
Moment Painting: Expelled
Monsters University
Digital painting

Bob Pauley /Woody and Buzz/Toy Story ,1995

Bob Pauley
Woody and Buzz
Toy Story
Marker and pencil on paper

Peter Sohn /Spot and Arlo /The Good Dinosaur ,2015

Peter Sohn
Spot and Arlo
The Good Dinosaur
Pencil on paper

Steve Pilcher /Merida and Mum Bear /Brave, 2012

Steve Pilcher
Merida and Mum Bear
Acrylic on board

Albert Lozano /Joy /Inside Out ,2015

Albert Lozano
Inside Out
Marker and grease pencil on paper

Bud Luckey /Tuck and Roll /A Bug's Life ,1998

Bud Luckey
Tuck and Roll
A Bug's Life
Pencil on paper

Greg Dykstra /Russell /Up, 2009

Greg Dykstra
Cast urethane resin

Albert Lozano/ Sadness / Inside Out / 2015

Albert Lozano
Inside Out
Grease pencil and marker on paper

Steve Pilcher/ Merida / Brave/ 2012

Steve Pilcher
Brave, 2012
Pencil on paper

Harley Jessup/ Remy's Escape from the Kitchen/ Ratatouille/ 2007

Harley Jessup
Remy's Escape from the Kitchen
Digital painting

Robert Kondo, layout by Jason Katz and John Sanford/ Beat Board: Goodbye Andy Toy Story 3/ 2010

Robert Kondo, layout by Jason Katz and John Sanford
Beat Board: Goodbye Andy
Toy Story 3
Digital painting