DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition is the studio’s first ever large-scale international exhibition and it begins its world tour in Melbourne.  The exhibition is also ACMI’s largest to date, featuring over 400 items including: never before-seen concept drawings, interviews, models and original artworks, and interactive experiences to entertain both children and adults.  This exhibition is part of the celebrations to commemorate DreamWorks studio’s 20th anniversary.

When: 10 April – 26 October 2014, Open daily 10am – 5pm (Thursdays until 9pm) and ANZAC Day (Fri 25 Apr) open from 1pm

Where:  ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street MELBOURNE

Cost:  Full $22.50, Concession $16, Child (4-15 years) $10, Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) $50, Family Pass (1 adult & 2 children) $32.50.


From the very detailed development illustrations through to the interactive – it is true that there is something for all ages in the exhibition.  And given a large amount of the material is the more contemporary of DreamWorks folio children can easily identify characters and films they know and love throughout the space.

A highlight of the exhibition is Dragon Flight: a Dragon’s-Eye View of Berk, a spectacular, 180-degree environment offering never-before-seen vision of Berk, the Viking township from How to Train Your Dragon. Dragon Flight takes visitors on an exhilarating panoramic dragon ride on the back of Toothless, as the Isle of Berk builds around them.  I tried to take some photographs – but really you just need to see it.

Through out the space there are models, sketches, film clips and also touch screens to play with.  At the very back corner of the space you can try your own hand at creating your own animations in the Drawing Room.

Over the coming months ACMI will be screening favourite DreamWorks films as part of Kid’s Flicks (tickets $7).  To check out what’s on CLICK HERE.

For more information about the exhibition and to book tickets online CLICK HERE.