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Disada Producing Peter Pan 100th Anniversary Show In Florida

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first PETER PAN book by James M. Barrie, Disada has been asked by the Venice Art Center in Florida, south of St. Petersburg, to curate a PETER PAN exhibition. It will consists of original items from the first release of the classic 1953 Walt Disney animated feature PETER PAN. Disada's large collection of animation includes more than 300 items from the 1953 release and the exhibition includes original artwork, various posters and publicity items, toys, publications, records and a grand variety of other items from 1953. One aspect of the exhibition compares how the film was marketed in various countries by showing items from the U.S.A., France, England, Denmark, Germany and other countries. Dates and times of the exhibition will be announced later.

A second exhibition is called How a Cartoon Film is Made, and will illustrate a step-by-step look at the techniques used to create classic films like PETER PAN through the use of original animation artwork such as character designs, model sheets, storyboards, animation drawings, backgrounds, cels and so on.

Last year Disada curated and designed a major exhibition on Ron Clements, the director of THE LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN, for Clements 30th year with the Disney company. Disada worked closely with Disney and Clements on it, traveling to California a number of times to do research, and choose original animation artwork from the Disney research library.

Aside from animation production, a part of Disada's experience over the last 33 years has been to produce events and exhibitions celebrating animation in museums and cultural centers around the world. For more information, contact

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