Magical Art Tour celebrating Golden Age of Animation lands in Brighton


An exhibition showcasing a variety of animation artworks lands in Castle Fine Art’s Brighton gallery, with the renowned Art of Animation tour. Taking visitors back in time, with a nostalgic glimpse into the magical workings of the studios’ animation teams, the tour will display a curated collection from a selection of the world’s favourite animated films.

Following the success of Castle Fine Art’s Disney Vintage collection, the fine art retailer has launched the tour to celebrate the renowned era of traditional animation. Bringing the creative process of the hand-drawn illustrations to life, the exhibition celebrates the best of animation and will play host to a range of artworks from a selection of nostalgic fan-favourites, including Snow White and Bambi. In addition, a selection of rare cels from the original animation productions will be available for visitors to purchase.


Ian Weatherby-Blythe, Group Managing Director at Castle Fine Art shared:

 “The characters featured in these collections have always been a firm favourite with many of our clients. We hope that those visiting the gallery enjoy having a nostalgic look back at some of the famous cartoons that played such a huge role in so many childhoods.”

 Alongside Walt Disney, the exhibit will also be spotlighting some of the works of animation studio Hanna-Barbara; the creative force behind classic television shows like The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and Wacky Racers. Cartoon fans will have the chance to purchase rare model sheets and limited-edition graphics of beloved characters like Muttley and Yogi Bear. The preliminary stills have been masterfully restored by an expert team using contemporary printing techniques and many are hand-signed by some of the studio’s most iconic animators including Bob Singer.


Commenting on the arrival of the Art of Animation exhibition, Valerie Kaye, the Gallery Manager at Castle Fine Art in Brighton, said:

 “We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome the Art of Animation exhibit to our gallery in Brighton. The tour offers visitors a unique glimpse into the animation practices of two of the world’s most renowned studios and a chance to revisit some of their most treasured creations.”

 “Decades on from their original illustration, the cartoon characters featured in the collection are still beloved by so many of all ages and that really does speak to the sentimental nature and timeless value of these pieces.”

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