I didn’t know but apparently it’s been 30 years since Pixar was created, so they had this special 30 years of animation exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (same place as the Louis Vuitton Exhibition, which was my previous blog post). I actually went to both exhibitions on the same day, but I just decided to make separate posts because the exhibitions were really different themes.
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This exhibition is going on from April 5 to August 8, 2017. You can reserve tickets for this exhibition online at http://ticket.interpark.com/Ticket/Goods/GoodsInfo.asp?GoodsCode=17005391
The pricing for tickets are:
- Adult: 13, 000 won (about $13)
- Youth (13-19): 11, 000 won (about $11)
- Child (Under 12): 9, 000 won (about $9)
Reserving tickets for this exhibition is not necessary because there is a ticket booth outside, and there aren’t any time slots or limits for tickets, from what I’ve heard.
Basically this exhibition features the art and technology that is combined to create an animation film. There are several displays and videos that feature the early stages of design and how these simple designs later develop into story boards to colour scripts to the final product.
It was actually surprising to see how different the characters in many popular films looked so different in the early stages of development! Features in the exhibition include Pixar’s first film (a short story) Luxo II, the famous Toy Story series, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, Up, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and many more!
Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures inside the exhibition 😦 but there are multiple photo zones outside 🙂
I personally loved this exhibition because I grew up watching many of the animations that were featured and the curators did a great job showing how each film is made and how much detail and time is put into making each one special.
I would suggest to go on a weekday for this exhibition because there a lot of children on the weekends (I went on a Saturday and there were so many people), and from what I’ve heard many elementary schools in Korea haven’t started summer break yet as well.
Right across from where the exhibition took place, there was a kakaotalk store, and of course I had to go visit! The store was selling many different items such as dolls, key chains, clothes, cups, pillows, and many more beyond your imagination. Most of the items are designed from the kakao friends characters.
After all these exhibitions and modelling for so many pictures 🙂 I was starving and because there are so many yummy food spots near dongdaemun, we just walked for a bit and went to the restaurant that had a lot of people! So we ended up going to Bukchon Mandoo, which is a dumpling restaurant but also sells cold noodles.
I thought I was full after eating both noodles and dumpling but no (haha). After walking around for a bit, I got hungry again so we went to Osulloc and decided to have dessert. Osulloc is a specialized in green tea, but they sell lots of different tea, cold drinks, pastries, and bingsoo. My cousin had told me that Osulloc’s green tea bingsoo and the roll cake are yum yum, so I decided to give it a shot and mhmmmm it was great!
But yes people, go to dongdaemun and eat good food, visit the design plaza and look at exhibitions and go shopping too!
Twas a good day 🙂