Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist



Show the kids how cartoons were drawn before computers at Myrtle Beach museum

Posted 8/6/2013 9:14:00 AM

It’s hard for those of us who were born before the 1980s to believe that there are people — grown people — in the world who have never experienced life in a world without computers. I wonder how many kids there are who don’t realize that the cartoons they watch would have once been drawn and animated with skilled and steady hands instead of a screen and keyboard?

Through Sept. 22, Myrtle Beach visitors will have a chance to give their younger counterparts a peek into this long-distant world by visiting “Animation B.C. (Before Computers): A History of Art in Motion” at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. The exhibition comes from the Toonseum of Pittsburgh and celebrates the 100th anniversary of hand-drawn and painted animation.

Children and families will be able to experience hands-on components as they explore the animation process from start to finish. Original storyboards, music scores, animation cells and background sketches will be on view, including approximately 100 pieces of original production. These pieces include Mickey Mouse, Spongebob, Bugs Bunny, Yogi Bear, Sleeping Beauty and more.

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