Fans of animation are in for a treat when the best of Pixar over 20 years comes to the Singapore Science Centre. The Pixar animation exhibition starts on April 2 and ends on June 27.
The art behind the world's celebrated animated features comes to life in the form of over 500 sketches, paintings, sculptures and storyboards.
To help visitors walk through the process is an audio-visual video installation called the Zoetrope. "The zoetrope is an amazing movement illusion device which uses the same illusion that film does by bringing motion to life there and taking it off the screen and putting it in right in front of you in a small cabinet," explained Warren Trezevant, the animator and exhibition designer of Pixar. "There, you get to see all the frames of animation and right in front of you, it all springs to life."
A 3D movie theatre has been specially brought in for the exhibition. "It's the first time we have the films in the actual gallery," said Kim Donovan, the exhibitions manager of Pixar. "You get to see the original art from 'Toy Story' which is the paper art and the sculptures, and you get to go to the theatres and put on 3D glasses and see them come to life."