Disney. The art of telling timeless stories.


MUDEC - Museo delle Culture
Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano MI


02 Sep 2021 - 13 Feb 2022


€ 9-19

Disney. The art of telling timeless stories.

Telling timeless stories succeeding in enchanting the public is considered a true art, but behind the artistic result lies years of creative exploration, generally unknown to those that enjoy these stories.
Disney. The Art of Telling Timeless Stories”, at the MUDEC of Milan from the 19th March to the 13th September 2020, is an exhibition that will illustrate this creative process to visitors.

The exhibition will illustrate Walt Disney’s masterpieces to visitors by bringing back the stories stories to their ancient origin of epical tradition: these are the myths, the medieval legends and the folklore, the fables and fairytales that have been for centuries the archetype narrative heritage of the different cultures of the world. These will also be the thematic sections of the exhibition, in which the most famous stories from which Disney’s films derive find their place and are presented in a narrative interpretation through the exhibition of the preparatory sketches which focus on the characters, the settings and narrative plots.The great innovative effort of the Disney artists was in fact – and still is today – that of transferring these stories to motion pictures using various artistic tools, from the hand-drawn to the digital animated films, to capture the essence of the ancient fables and to revitalize them, making their universal value current.

Visitors will be encouraged to become storytellers themselves and they will be able to walk through the halls of the exhibition not only as passive spectators of the contents, but as the leading actors of the same. Through interactive workstations and a setting evoking the sceneries of the great Disney animation masterpieces it will be the visit itinerary itself that will provide the tools of the trade of every great storyteller. Hall after hall, each visitor will be able to try out the fundamental structural elements to bring to life any storytelling to experience the feeling of living the work of an animation artist through the same techniques of the Disney Studios.

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    Disney. The art of telling timeless stories. Cinderella.