Disney After Hours at ACMI

Go behind the scenes of nearly a century of breathtaking animation with the nighttime sessions during the closing weekend of ACMI’s exclusive Disney exhibit.

If you haven’t already had a chance to watch ACMI’s behind-the-scenes look at the powerhouse of animation, Disney: the magic of animation invites parents and other older fans to view these unique treasures with after-hours sessions over the closing weekend.

That includes the chance to grab a drink and peruse nearly a century of Disney animation, complete with an ongoing playlist of reinterpreted Disney songs. The exclusive Melbourne exhibition showcases over 500 sketches and works of art, from 1928 to 2021’s stunning Raya and the last dragon.

These stunning works in progress shed a fascinating light on the characters who have touched so many of us. From Mickey Mouse’s debut talkie, steamer Willie, to CGI box office smashes like Frozen and moana, you get to see the inspired hand-drawn moments that fueled the final product. Along the way, learn about technological advancements, including the evolution from meticulous handcrafted animation to digital innovations. You’ll also get a sense of how Disney has pushed over the decades to include more diverse representations and tell more specific stories about the human experience.

Whether you want to get nostalgic with friends over a drink or take your young child (or teenager) for one last look, this is a special way to participate in this unique exhibition.

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