Imagineear brings the magic of Disney to life at the Wallace Collection
In collaboration with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Wallace Collection presents, Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts.
This beautiful exhibition displays American 20th-century hand-drawn animation alongside French 18th-century art to reveal the surprising and enchanting connections between these two artistic movements.
Drawing on the outstanding artworks of the Wallace Collection and spectacular international loans, the exhibition highlights the exceptional talent and innovation of both Walt Disney Animation Studios artists and the creative pioneers of the French 18th century.
The Wallace Collection chose Imagineear, following their hugely successful collaboration on Frans Hals: The Male Portrait, to produce multimedia guides included with entry to the exhibition.
Imagineear provided a myriad of services to the Wallace Collection from initial consultation through to design.
Imagineear’s writers adapted the audioguide script used during the Met Exhibition stay, featuring Disney Legend Angela Lansbury to ensure that it was perfectly suited to European audiences. A second script was written and recorded for a new family multimedia tour, produced for younger visitors to the exhibition. Imagineear also provided new audio content with narration from Clare Corbett and Exhibition Curator, Helen Jacobsen.
The family multimedia guide was developed to engage and inform children, focussing on takeaway learning through bite-size information in the script and maximising engagement using quizzes and games to help explain the exhibition’s premise of ‘transformation’.
Imagineear included interactive tour features including drag and drop games, a quiz with ‘rub away’ answers, drawing tool games, sliding screens and a flip book feature to explore the basics of animation.
In addition, a new bespoke audio mix game, where eight sound selections can be individually selected and layered to create a rich soundscape, was developed specifically for the exhibition.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with The Wallace Collection again on what is sure to be a hugely popular exhibition” said Emma Thompson, Creative Development Manager, Imagineear. “Disney is a globally renowned icon and we relished the opportunity to produce exciting, stylish content, delivered on our multimedia devices. Our designers demonstrated their high levels of skill and imagination, designing beautiful games and interactives whilst avoiding copyright infringements and our adept script writers brought the inanimate to life for European audiences”.
“We have worked with Imagineear on all of our major exhibitions and the multimedia guides we’ve produced together have always been a resounding success.” said Lauren Turner, Head of Communications at The Wallace Collection. “It has been a pleasure working with Imagineear on the Inspiring Walt Disney guide, which has been one of our most complex projects with them to date. Stitching narratives together from curators, animators and other contributors about a diverse range of artworks was a challenge, but we’re thrilled with the result. Imagineear were also able to respond quickly and creatively when we decided at a later stage to develop an interactive family guide for the exhibition, which was developed in collaboration with our Learning and Digital team.”
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