We all know that before all CGI and special effects were available to film makers they had to find a way to make films and the latest exhibition to open at The Barbican this week is looking at just that.
Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, which opens on 15 June (Wednesday), brings together the last 150 years of animation starting in 1911 when film maker, Winsor McCay, was one of the first people to use animation in his short film, Little Nemo. Watch Me Move is the first time that contemporary artists, cut-out, collage, puppet, clay and stop-motion animators, auteur filmmakers and exponents of experimental film will be brought together along side the creative output of the commercial studios such as Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Aardman, and Pixar.
Including the works of artists, studios and film makers such as Aardman, Walt Disney, Studio Ghibli, Fleischer Studios, Eadward Muybridge, Lumière Brothers and Stan Brakhage the exhibition will explore how animation has developed over the years and the relationship between animation and film.
Watch Me Move: The Animation Show runs until 11 September. For more information visit www.barbican.org.uk.