The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles New Free, All Ages Exhibition - Fantasy World: Italian Americans in Animation
The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) is pleased to present a new exhibition exploring the world of animation and the Italian Americans who were pioneers of this exciting medium, as well as those who continue to inspire audiences today.
Italian Americans figure prominently in the world of animation, having given birth to iconic series including The Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, and Woody Woodpecker, and having served as creative forces behind major studios and comic classics.
Spanning a century of animation history, Fantasy World: Italian Americans in Animation examines the lives, inspirations, and contributions of Italian Americans artists, writers, directors, voice actors, musicians, and producers who created unforgettable characters, hilarious cartoons, enduring musical scores, and timeless stories.
Fantasy World features objects from iconic films and animated series, rare comics, and interviews. Henry Mancini’s 1964 Grammy Award for The Pink Panther Theme is on display, along with storyboards by Michael Maltese from the Bugs Bunny cartoon, an original script from Walter Lantz’s The Woody the Woodpecker Show, an original painting from Alice in Wonderland by Nino Carbé, and the baton used by Michael Giacchino to conduct the score for Up!
Fantasy World: Italian Americans in Animation i s a family-friendly exhibition that will engage audiences of all ages.
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