Pixar brings fascinating animation world to Hong Kong

HONG KONG, March 27 (Xinhua) — The latest exhibition by Pixar Animation Studios opened Sunday at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on the first stop of its new global tour.

The exhibition "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" building on the success of its last international tour, offers the most comprehensive review of Pixar’s work to date.

The exhibition features more than 400 pieces/sets of artifacts, some of which have never been seen outside of the studio’s archives previously, including traditional artwork in various mediums, maquettes, early animated short films, and one-of-a-kind media installations created by Pixar Technical Artists, as well as artwork from Cars 2, which has yet even been released.

The exhibition illustrates the three key elements that make an animated film. These are "character", which moves the story forward and gives the viewer something or someone to identify with; "story", which starts with a concept and scripts, then visually represents the film with storyboards; and "world", which depicts the special environments for each film envisioned by the Pixar artists.

The studio, which was set up in 1986 and has many blockbuster animation movies including Toy Story and Finding Nemo under its belt, hopes the months-long exhibition could offer visitors an artistic insight into the studio’s hugely successful and most beloved films.

The exhibition is scheduled to last until July 11.

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