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Animation Exhibit
Animation featuring Cartoon Network
On Display through September 5, 2011

The Animation exhibit will be on display through September 5, 2011. In Animation's stimulating and fun environment, visitors explore an
imation from concept to finished product from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming, and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

"In Animation, it's about exploring, questioning and experimenting with the science behind the art of animation in a way that makes learning fun," said Marlene Janetos, vice president visitor services & marketing, Museum of Discovery and Science. "Animation has proven to be a powerful and effective tool for engaging and teaching people of all ages about science concepts such as perception, illusion, geometry, and measurement."

"What this exhibit reveals in full interactive detail is the number of different skills involved in creating animation, from voice-acting and recording to computer programming and scoring, from screenwriting and storyboarding to sound-effects and editing," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of marketing, Cartoon Network.

"There truly is a science to this colorful, engaging art form. Animation will offer visitors a more complete understanding of it, and hopefully inspire young people to consider animation as a future career," Adamovich added.

The six thematic areas in the exhibit include: History Visitors learn about early animation and apparent motion. Animation Studio Visitors explore the process of animation, story creation, animator techniques and tools. Art in Motion With help from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, visitors discover why art and math are important allies when creating characters, motion, and change. Science Laboratory In Dexter's Laboratory, visitors can delve into the science and technology that make animation possible. Sound and Stage Visitors can discover the principles of sound and phonetics with characters from Chowder, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Kids Next Door. Cartoon Museum Visitors will take a seat in this intimate theater setting and view clips of popular animations while learning the secrets behind their production. Several exhibit areas feature digital slide shows of real animators working in the Cartoon Network studios. Visitors will learn more about the skills and training needed to pursue an animation career.

Cartoon Network, currently seen in nearly 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network showcases unique original series such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Camp Lazlo, Ed, Edd n Eddy and other exclusive programming. Overnight from 10:30 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at 

Animation was developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in collaboration with Cartoon Network and partially funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. ® and © 2011 Cartoon Network. All rights reserved.




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