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

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
 
18.11.2017 – 5.3.2018
1/F  Thematic Galleries 1 and 2
G/F  Hong Kong Toy Story Gallery
 
 
Founded in 1986 in California, USA, Pixar Animation Studios combines art and technology to create original stories in 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.
 
Computer animation has long become a form of visual art and is now an important source of entertainment. The animated films created by Pixar are both clever and touching. From Toy Story, the studio's first ever fully computer animated feature film, to its most recent film Cars 3, 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.
 
To allow its Hong Kong fans a glimpse inside the creative magic behind some of the world's best-known animated movies, Pixar brought to the city for the very first time its stunning collections in 2011. Building on the success of the last exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum once again collaborates with Pixar this year in presenting "Pixar 30 Years of Animation", a special exhibition with the theme of "friendship and family" curated exclusively for Hong Kong. This exhibition is part of a series of cultural activities for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 
The exhibition features a fine selection of artwork, 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 inhabit. Together with the purposely produced videos of artists' interviews that give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how they came 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, 2013
Digital painting
©Disney/Pixar

Bob Pauley /Woody and Buzz/Toy Story ,1995
 

Bob Pauley
Woody and Buzz
Toy Story, 1995
Marker and pencil on paper
©Disney/Pixar

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

Peter Sohn
Spot and Arlo
The Good Dinosaur, 2015
Pencil on paper
©Disney/Pixar

 
Steve Pilcher /Merida and Mum Bear /Brave, 2012
 

Steve Pilcher
Merida and Mum Bear
Brave, 2012
Acrylic on board
©Disney/Pixar

Albert Lozano /Joy /Inside Out ,2015
 

Albert Lozano
Joy
Inside Out, 2015
Marker and grease pencil on paper
©Disney/Pixar

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

Bud Luckey
Tuck and Roll
A Bug's Life, 1998
Pencil on paper
©Disney/Pixar

Greg Dykstra /Russell /Up, 2009
 

Greg Dykstra
Russell
Up, 2009
Cast urethane resin
©Disney/Pixar