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Mickey, Donald & Friends: Special exhibition at the Mainzer Landesmuseum inspires Disney fans

27.03.2018 | 10:44 Clock | Culture
Mickey, Donald & Friends: Special exhibition at the Mainzer Landesmuseum inspires Disney fans

If you love Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and the other inhabitants of Duckburg, there is currently only one address for you: The Landesmuseum in Mainz. Here you can currently see the beautiful special exhibition "Mickey, Donald & Friends", which pays tribute to the legendary comic characters and their illustrators with many great exhibits until 29 July. Especially older children and adult Disney fans should enjoy the exhibition: numerous very rare sketches, first motion studies, old comic strips or the very first Mickey Mouse book are on display. There is of course a lot to laugh about, especially with the comics, but to be able to trace the creation of the characters is also really interesting.

The three old masters of comics from the 1930s - Floyd Gottfredson, who drew Mickey Mouse, Al Taliaferro, the creator of Donald Duck, and Carl Banks - are honored in the first part of the exhibit. Here are some particularly rare exhibits that fans of the old cartoons in particular will enjoy. In the second part you can look over the shoulders of contemporary cartoonists - Don Rosa, Jan Gulbransson and Ulrich Schröder - for example through sheets from their studios. It's nice that not only the inventors of the characters, but also the draughtsmen who keep them alive are given a face in this exhibition for once.

In addition to the sketches, storyboards, comic strips or motion studies, there is also rare merchandising material, a drawing station, large-scale paintings, figurines and a small cinema showing clips from classic cartoons like "Fantasia" in the exhibition. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, there will also be a colourful supporting programme, ranging from lectures and workshops for children to a comic book day (10.06.) or open-air cinema in the museum courtyard (16 + 17.06.).

Whoever brings enough time with them can of course pay a visit to the rest of the museum in addition to the special exhibition, which is included in the admission price.<link http: landesmuseum-mainz-mickey-ausstellung.webseiten.cc _blank> You can find all further info HERE

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