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Imagimation: 100 Years of Animation Art from Around the World

White Gallery |  June 2 - September 23, 2018

About the exhibition:

"A journey into IMAGIMATION:  A Hundred Years of Animation Art From Around the World" celebrates the ongoing 100-plus year history of original rare animation production artwork since the creation of this magical art form. This extensive exhibition presents the full range of animation techniques, from the ground breaking traditional animation of Gertie the Dinosaur created by American, Winsor McCay, in 1914, through to today’s many digitally supported animation productions and applications.  This exhibit features more than 130 works of art forming a timeline of the evolution of international animation.  

This exhibition has been collated from the vast 29,000+ piece original international animation art collection preserved over several decades by animation historians and professionals Hal and Nancy Miles, founders of the Animation Hall of Fame.


Animation has evolved as modern American art form

In 1908, french animator Emile Cohl created the first animated film: "Fantasmagorie." The black and white, crudely drawn cartoon featured a series of stick figures taking various shapes and forms including a wine bottle and an elephant. Read more

Animation exhibit creates tie between Pueblo and arts center

Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center CEO Jim Richerson likens the newest exhibit featuring animation to the sense of smell -- which is said to be the strongest sense tied to memory. Read more

Arts done right
JUL 18, 2018

As co-founders of the Animation Hall of Fame in Celebration, Fla., we were delighted that the "Journey into Imagination: 100 Years of Animation Art from Around the World" would show at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Read more


SHREK (pictured right)
Shrek (2001) is loosely based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book Shrek, which the film rights were purchased by Steven Spielberg for his newly formed DreamWorks Animation. Shrek became a worldwide success also winning it the very first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. These are the original Motion Capture Turn-around Concepts for the Shrek character and actor Mike Myers who voiced and acted out the character. They were used to establish Shrek’s center of motion based around Mike Myers human anatomy. 


THE SIMPSONS (pictured right)
An original cel from Bart the General, Episode 5 of the first series of The Simpsons in 1990. The Simpsons is the longest running scripted animated sitcom in television history and con-sidered one of the greatest TV series of all time.



TRON ( pictured right)

Tron (1982) was technically an extremely groundbreaking film, and not just for the computer animation scenes that was created for it. This Kodalith cel was created and then backlit with colored gels under an animation camera to give the look that we see in the film.


KING KONG (pictured right)
King Kong Puppet Armature; this 1933 film by Merian C. Cooper featured pioneering visual effects and stop motion animation by Willis O’Brien that brought the great ape to life.