Disney: The Magic of Animation

Disney: The Magic of Animation

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Uncover the magic behind almost 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios at Disney: The Magic of Animation, now open at Queensland Museum. 

Explore hundreds of original sketches and artworks from your favourite Disney animated classics and go behind the scenes in this rare opportunity to experience the wonderful creativity and innovation from the world’s most prolific animation studio. 

Young and old will be enchanted by the magic behind some of the world’s most beloved characters created over the last century by the Walt Disney Animation Studios films and shorts, including Mickey Mouse’s first talkie, Steamboat Willie (1928), films such as Fantasia (1940), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), Frozen (2013), Moana (2016), Frozen 2 (2019), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) and the studio’s latest release Encanto (2021) plus a sneak preview of an upcoming Disney Animation release.  

Don’t miss the chance to see the artistry behind your favourite characters and stories and how the magic of animation brought them to life. Disney: The Magic of Animation is now on at Queensland Museum until Sunday 22 January 2023.

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After Dark

Discover the magic after hours at After Dark for adults 18+ including exclusive entry to 'Disney: The Magic of Animation'.


A Night at the Museum

Families can enjoy exclusive after hours access to 'Disney: The Magic of Animation', 'SparkLab' and other amazing activities.


Sensory Friendly Sessions

We’re turning the sound down and creating a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere to experience 'SparkLab' and 'Disney: The Magic of Animation'.


Mini Disney Discovery

To celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s birthday month, little learners can take an enchanted adventure through 'Disney: The Magic of Animation'.


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Queensland Museum Network would like to acknowledge ACMI, the national museum of screen culture, for their generous assistance in helping support this exhibition. The exhibition’s design at both ACMI and Queensland Museum was undertaken by Anita Gigi Budai.