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    Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

    The Huntington: An international traveling exhibition- On now - Monday, March 27th

    1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108 Map ↗


    Chris Sanders (American, b. 1962), Mrs. Potts, concept art for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991), ca. 1990. Pastel on paper, adhered to board, 20 x 21 in. (50.8 x 53.3 cm). Walt Disney Animation Research Library. 
     
    The international traveling exhibition "Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts" explores the early inspirations behind Disney Studios' creations, examining Walt Disney's fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in Disney films and theme parks.

    Approximately 50 works of 18th-century European decorative art and design, many of which are drawn from The Huntington's significant collection, are featured alongside hand-drawn production artworks and works on paper from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, Walt Disney Archives, Walt Disney Imagineering Collection, and The Walt Disney Family Museum.