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DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition explores the essential ingredients — Character, Story and World — of the studio’s most popular films. Through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, original concept art, maquettes, digital interactive and more, visitors can follow the creative path from sketch to screen.

A scene from an animation featuring a penguin.
Skipper from Madagascar © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Character

Discover how iconic characters like Po from Kung Fu Panda come to life, and see their evolution from concept sketch to animated personality. Put yourself in the animator’s shoes and play with your favourite characters in a real-time interactive.

A scene from an animation featuring a tigress.
Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Story

DreamWorks Animation stories are as diverse as the filmmakers who create them. See how stories like the time-travelling adventure of Mr. Peabody & Sherman developed from an idea into thousands of storyboards, and then finally the pitch, where artists present their storyboards to the DreamWorks team and bring their drawings to life using voice and actions.

Animation characters Mr Peabody & Sherman in the Wayback machine
WABAC Machine Concepts, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 2014. Photo: Tim Lamb © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

World

Explore the jungle of Madagascar, the fictional prehistoric era “The Croodaceous” and discover how directors, production designers and concept artists create the fantastical and authentic worlds of DreamWorks Animations most-loved films

A scene from an animation featuring a model of a zoo.
Model of Madagascar Zoo. Photo: Andrew Morley © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dragon Flight — A Dragon's-eye View of Berk

Take a journey through the Viking township of Berk on the back of Toothless in the immersive theatre-experience Dragon Flight — A Dragon’s-eye View of Berk. See the Isle of Berk transform from an idea as you fly through script pages, storyboards, paintings, and into a fully realised world.

An image of the immersive theatre-experience Dragon Flight — A Dragon’s-eye View of Berk.
Dragon Flight. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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