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Original Disney cartoon drawings go on show in Beijing

(Xinhua)    15:54, July 25, 2018

An exhibition featuring over 400 original stills from Disney cartoons, including some rare celluloid artworks, are being displayed in Beijing for the first time, reports Chinanews.com.

A view of the animation exhibition at the National Museum of Classic Books in Beijing, seen here on Monday, July 23, 2018. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

The exhibition at the National Museum of Classic Books includes images of classic Disney characters Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Micky Mouse, and Donald Duck. Several of Walt Disney's hand-signed works are also on display. Most of the works have not been shown before in China.

Included in the exhibition are 84 drawings from the private collection of Vaytch Robin, who was an artist at the Disney studios in the 1930s. The drawings have been contributed by his daughter, Marianne Robin.

A drawing of the classic Disney character Micky Mouse. [Photo: Xinhua]

Visitors can also experience a restoration of a 1930s Disney painter's workshop, learn about the principles of celluloid animation, and watch some classic animated films.

The exhibition will run until October 14.

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