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Rare Disney Art on View

January 12, 2010 10:30 AM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

More than 600 rarely seen artworks from Walt Disney Studio screen classics are on view at a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit through March 14. Tulane faculty, staff and students get in free of charge, and Louisiana residents are half-price.

"Dreams Come True: Art of the Classic Fairy Tales from the Walt Disney Studio" is a major exhibition featuring original artworks that brought legendary fairy tales to the screen, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

The exhibit includes artwork from the Walt Disney Animation Studio's musical comedy, The Princess and the Frog, an animated feature film set in New Orleans that was released in December.

Renowned actor and New Orleans resident John Goodman, the voice of Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff in The Princess and the Frog, narrated a self-guided audio tour of the exhibit.

An eight-minute video presentation on the tradition of storytelling in Disney films screens continuously in the Stern Auditorium as a preface to the exhibition.

Members of the Tulane community must show a university ID to receive free admission. The museum is open to the general public on Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m., and Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information call 504-658-4100 or e-mail info@noma.org.