The exhibition “Disney, the art of telling timeless stories” arrives at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.

Genoa. Telling timeless stories that have managed to captivate the audience is considered true art, but behind the immediacy inherent in the perfect artistic result lies – as is often the case in the art world – a work of creative search, lasting years, usually unknown to those who listen. to these stories.

After success at Mudek in Milan and Palazzo Barberini in Rome, October 14, 2022 to April 2, 2023 Disney. The Art of Telling Timeless Stories”an exhibition that tells the public about this creative process.

Exhibition promoted and prepared by 24 ORE Cultura-Gruppo 24 ORE, The Walt Disney Animation Research Library, in collaboration with Federico Fiecconi, historian and critic of comics and animated films., tells the story of Walt Disney, the pioneer of the art of animation, and his most famous characters for adults and children. His innovative creative approach to storytelling produced some of the most beautiful and famous films of the twentieth century, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Fantasia. The exhibit features valuable original artwork from the Disney archives. from these immortal feature films and other acclaimed films from the Walt Disney Animation Studios, including Hercules and The Little Mermaid, to the most recent animated film, Frozen 2 – Arendelle’s Mystery, created by a new generation of artists and filmmakers, is still deep inspired by the legacy of Walt Disney.

Exhibition at the Doge’s Palace enriched by a special collaboration with the Wolfson Collection, a museum that is part of the Polo dei Musei di Nervi.. In particular, at the exhibition, the public will be able to admire the dolls from the play “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” from about 1936.

The exhibition offers a trip with a triple interpretation. The trail educates the visitor about Walt Disney’s masterpieces, returning the stories we are all accustomed to knowing in the Disney version to the ancient matrices of epic tradition: myths, medieval legends and folklore, fables and fairy tales that have constituted over the centuries the archetypal narrative heritage of various cultures around the world, a real melting pot between different continents. These are also thematic sections of the exhibition, where the most famous stories are placed, from which Disney films are taken. and presented in a narrative vein through an exhibition of preparatory sketches of a creative quest focused on the exploration of characters, setting, and narrative plots.

Basically, animation average artistry that allows visual representation of various narratives. From the very beginning, Walt Disney and his team worked on these themes, giving human aspects and feelings to animals and objects from fairy tales, fairies and gnomes from fairy tales, with such naturalness and believability that they quickly achieved global success. With a very detailed study of the behavior of humans and animals, Disney artists over the years have created the characters universally known as Mickey and Donald. Myths and legends about gods and heroes, fairy tales about animals, fairy tales about knights, witches, wizards and princesses take on the features of cartoons: dfrom Robin Hood to The Sword in the Rock to The Three Little Pigs, from Hercules to Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid to Frozen 2: Arendelle’s Mystery.

Although the symbolic value of stories has remained unchanged for decades, they production technology evolve.
This is the second key to an exhibition that educates the public about how an animated masterpiece is born, behind the scenes of some of the greatest Disney animated films of all time, getting to the heart of the studio, and the artistic process. . In fact, the creation of an animated film requires months and years of work by an entire team coordinated by the director: a slow, continuous and very painstaking creative process that builds an entire film from thousands of images from an initial idea. gradually come to life.

The third interpretation of the exhibition allows you to personally and experimentally interpret the great and creative art storytelling. The visitor is invited to become a storyteller himself and will be able to walk through the halls of the exhibition not only as a passive viewer of the content, but also as a leading figure in it. In fact, the goal is to build your own story, which will be compiled into a small “booklet” that you will take home with you. Featuring interactive workstations and an installation that recreates the scenarios of Disney’s great animated masterpieces, it will be the same path to visit to provide the tools of the trade for every storyteller. Room by room, everyone will be able to experience the basic building blocks to breathe life into any story—settings, characters, narrative plot—to the point of experiencing the thrill of identifying with the work of an animator using the same Disney techniques. Studios.


October 14, 2022 to April 2, 2023
Open to the public from 14 October from 15:00.


Full € 14.00 | Discount € 12.00


Monday, 14.00-19.00 | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.00-19.00 Ticket office closes one hour earlier (last entry).

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