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The Animation Academy at COSI

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2021 12:00 am

One event on September 26, 2021 12:00 am at 10:00 am

Exhibition Features Behind-The-Scenes Look at Iconic Cartoon Characters

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) will host premier exhibition The Animation Academy this summer. The exhibition will be open to the public June 26 through September 6, 2021, with a special preview for members on June 25. The exhibition comes from Stage Nine Entertainment Inc. and focuses on the unique and entertaining world of animation, from the classics of traditional hand drawn cell animation to the ever changing and exciting world of computer animation. The exhibition will explore treasures from a variety of studios and collections including The Clokey Estate, Chuck Jones Center Archive, and Screen Novelties.

The Animation Academy features a custom spinning six-foot zoetrope with such classics as The Simpsons, Felix and Gumby. Guests will learn the basic theories and disciplines of animation in a unique and entertaining way. From this central hub, guests will wander through and experience unique aspects of animation features and shorts, from 2-D peg board animation to 3-D stop motion, claymation, model work and CGI.

Interactive stations throughout the exhibit will feature the drawing, painting and layout of traditional animation to an area where you will be able to listen to sound effects in a traditional cartoon.

Display cases will house unique 3-D models and collectibles from the industry and films that have made history. Also on display will be original artwork from the classics from pencil drawings and painted cels to painted backgrounds. Major areas of the exhibit will be dedicated to the various styles of animation; from an area dedicated to the beginnings of American classic cartoon characters to Saturday Morning Cartoons, prime time TV Cartoons and stop motion animation.

COSI is now open Thursdays through Sundays, 10am – 5pm. To find out more about The Animation Academy and to reserve your tickets to visit COSI online, please visit cosi.org.

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July 3
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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