Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
The Met Fifth Avenue delves into the art-historical inspirations for Disney’s magical creations
This display at the Met Fifth Avenue in New York (10 December–6 March 2022) delves into European art history to reveal the sources of Walt Disney’s magical creations. Sixty works of decorative art and design from the 18th century, including Boulle clocks and Sèvres porcelain, are displayed alongside some 150 works from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library, among other institutions. Among the highlights are displays exploring how Disney and his studio found inspiration for Sleeping Beauty from medieval tapestries, for Cinderella from the architecture of the Gothic Revival, and for Beauty and the Beast from French rococo furniture. Find out more from the Met’s website.