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Animation Celebration: USC Exhibits DreamWorks' Production Art

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Have you ever wanted to learn how animated films are created, but not wanted to pay $40,000 a year to a school like USC for the privilege? Well, you're in luck, because the very university in question is opening its doors to host an exhibit of behind-the-scenes artwork from 24 different DreamWorks films.

The exhibition, called "DreamWorlds: Behind the Scenes, Production Art From DreamWorks Animation," will run from July 30 to September 7 at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Included in the show will be digital prints, set pieces, drawings and paintings from movies like Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Madagascar.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth M. Daley gushed about the collaboration in statements.

“It is with tremendous pride and gratitude that we bring the DreamWorlds show to the School of Cinematic Arts,” said Katzenberg. "We are fortunate to have a great number of USC alumni working at DreamWorks Animation, and it is fitting that this art exhibit be displayed where the future stars of animation are being trained today."

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“We are honored to host this extensive exhibit displaying the best of contemporary animation,” added Daley. “Our partnership with Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg is critical to the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, and all of the School’s efforts in advancing the field."