Haute 100 LA Update: Jeffrey Katzenberg Launches Animation Exhibition in Australia

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Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation
Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

Jeffrey Katzenberg headed to Australia this week to launch “Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition” in Melbourne.

The exhibit, which has been three years in the making, celebrates the 20th anniversary of Dreamworks Animation, the company he started with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. 

He called the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI)-presented exhibition “the best anniversary present I could possibly imagine”, before specifically praising a gigantic dioramic installation that gives the viewer the sensation of riding on Toothless, the flying dragon from the 2010 film How To Train Your Dragon. “I found that really emotional,” he said. “It brings you into the movies, it’s experiential in a way that most theme park rides aren’t.”

He also praised the Gingerbread Man scene from 2001’s Shrek, which is included in the display alongside movies such as Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. 

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition includes concept drawings, models, artwork and screen displays from 29 DreamWorks titles, charting the development of a film from idea to completion. A walk-in panoramic display features a special animated sequence based on How to Train Your Dragon.

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