Women In Animation Chicago Chapter

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bill Peet

We saw the Bill Peet exhibit at the Art Institute this weekend. Bill Peet was a great storyman at Disney who storyboarded all of The Sword in the Stone and 101 Dalmatians. The exhibit has 2 large photos of his storyboards from Sword in the Stone as well as some character sketches for Dumbo and mice sketches for Cinderella. A bunch of his illustrations for children's books line a long hallway. Among the those are some fun illustrations from his autobiography. I really enjoyed the drawings of him working at Disney and in his home studio. The exhibit closes in a week (on Sun, May 24th), so if you're in Chicago and haven't seen it yet, I would highly recommend it. To celebrate the opening of the new modern art wing, the museum is free until the 22nd. Also, the museum is open until 8:00 on Thursdays, so it's a great idea to go after work with friends.

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