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THE SOUND OF DISNEY at DFF - A homage to legendary worlds of sound

05.08.2020 | 16:13 Clock | Culture
THE SOUND OF DISNEY at DFF - A homage to legendary worlds of sound

The DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum opens its doors on Friday, August 7th, for a very special exhibition: In THE SOUND OF DISNEY. 1928 - 1967, the sound worlds of well-known Disney classics, in the creation of which Walt Disney himself was involved, will be put under the microscope. The work of speakers, soundmakers, composers and international dubbing artists is illuminated by means of numerous film clips, original photos, documents and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will learn many exciting things about Disney - for example, that Walt Disney himself worked for a long time as a narrator in his films and lent his voice to his probably most famous creation, Mickey Mouse.

An excerpt from a documentary film shows how the adventures of a small locomotive were brought to life in sound in an animated short film. This is fascinating and entertaining at the same time. Especially worth seeing are also the many exhibits from film classics such as SNOW WHITE, ASHEN PUTTLE, FANTASIE, PETER PAN and even the Jungle Book. A large part of the exhibits come from the collection of the Munich City Museum, the last venue of the exhibition "How Walt Disney Animation Is Made", which toured Europe from 1959 to 1963. The special thing about these exhibits is that they were once assembled by Walt Disney himself. However, exhibits from the DFF's own archive and loans from the American Heritage Center and the Southern Oregon Historical Society also provide a great deal of listening pleasure and great viewing value, which can be enjoyed until January 10, 2021.

From various poster motifs to photos from the studio, notes with handwritten notes, sketches, figure studies and background designs for many Walt Disney productions, the exhibits will make every Disney fan's heart beat faster. In addition, the works of two video artists, who deal with the Jungle Book in a very interesting way, are shown in two small screening rooms. In one work, for example, the different language versions of the classic were edited together so that each animal speaks a different language. The result is really exciting!

While the topic sound in its different facets is clearly in the foreground. But there is also a lot to see in this exhibition, which is why it is really suitable for all age groups. The show is complemented by an extensive supporting programme. In addition to film screenings or panel discussions, numerous guests of honour, such as dubbing artists, are expected at the live events. As there is only a reduced number of seats available due to the Corona Pandemic, you should quickly secure tickets for the events, which are now available in advance (online or on site at the museum).

The complete programme and all further information can be found at www.SoundOfDisney.dff.film

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