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November 19th, 2007:

Pixar in Melbourne

Pixar Light Mrs CannibalRabbit and myself recently managed a trip into the city a few weeks ago.  It was a trip of contrasts; the purpose was a visit to the Human Body exhibition and to the Pixar exhibition.  The human body was aside from the few plastinated bodies poorly organised for the number of people, with really shonky labelling of the part – the sort of thing you would expect from a country museum displaying agricultural implements from the 1970’s.   There was a lot technical terminology with little or no allowance made for the lay-person – in other words the audience that they were charging $25 a go for!  Don’t get me wrong, the Gunther von Hagens part was fantastic, but the general displays looked as though they had been lifted out of a uni anatomy lab.

Pixar on the other hand was fantastic, more people were there but they were flowing.  There was no unexpected bunching-up, it was easy to keep moving and come back to the bits that you wanted to see more of or that people were grouped around.  There was plenty of displays from everyone’s favourite movies – The Incredibles, Cars, Finding Nemo, and the Toy Story movies.  There were various concept sketches though to final drafts, models, fur samples for the Monsters, and movies.

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