The Art of Andreas Deja at the Walt Disney Family Museum (Mar 23, 2017 – Oct 4, 2017)

Visual development sketch from Deja’s upcoming short “Mushka.”

Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and Lilo Pelekai. In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. Deja View showcases Deja’s prolific and wide-ranging career, bridging the rich tradition of classic hand-drawn animation with animation’s innovative future.

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Visual development sketch from Deja’s upcoming short “Mushka.”

Ink drawings from Deja’s application portfolio to Disney.

Merlin steel wire sculpture.

Charcoal drawings from Deja’s application portfolio to Disney.

Model drawings of Jafar from Disney’s “Aladdin” (1992).

Visual development of Gaston from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” (1991).

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