Pixar, 25 years of Animation

The first museum in the world dedicated to the art of entertainment opened its doors in Paris on 16th November 2013 with the exhibition "Pixar, 24 years of animation".









The famous exhibition «Pixar, 25 years of animation», inaugurated at the MoMA in New York in 2006 before touring prestigious museums around the world, is the perfect event to showcase the new museum’s innovative and popular approach. By exhibiting the original artworks of artists behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and WALL·E, the MoMA paid homage to this new art movement and attracted on this occasion its highest-ever affluence since its creation.

It is an honour for Art Ludique-Le Musée to launch its opening with the exhibition «Pixar, 25 years of animation», presenting over 500 artworks, original research drawings, preliminary character and background studies, storyboards and sculptures, as well as the spectacular Toy Story Zoetrope and the captivating Artscape, immersing visitors into the magical world of animation.

«Pixar, 25 years of animation»is the first major temporary exhibition coming to Art Ludique-Le Musée, and will take place from 16 November 2013 to 2 March 2014.


The Art of the Marvel Super heroes

From 22 March to 31 August 2014, Art Ludique-Le Musée is hosting a major exhibition devoted to "The art of the Marvel Super Heroes".















The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, ThorHulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four,Spider-Man, Silver Surfer…their names resonate like icons. Their costumes and emblems are universally recognized while their places in our imaginations and in the culture of our century are indispensable.

This exceptional exhibition presents a panorama of the Marvel universe, encompassing artworks from the original and historical comic strips to the concept drawings and illustrations made for the very latest cinema productions.
For the first time ever, visitors will discover and admire a spectacular retrospective of nearly 300 original Marvel drawings and publications that saw the birth of these mythical characters, signed by legendary artists that participated in their creation and evolution.

The exhibition features works by the one and only Jack Kirby, who with writer Joe Simon, developed Captain America, and later, with Stan Lee, the Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Thor, the Hulk and the X-Men.

Also on display are the incomparable style of Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man with Stan Lee, as well as original comic strips and illustrations of a number of Marvel artists, such as John RomitaJohn BuscemaDon HeckTim SaleAlex RossJim SterankoGene ColanFrank Miller, Neal Adams, and French artists Aleksi Briclot and Olivier Coipel.

A focus on Marvel Studios, producers of film franchises such as The AvengersIron Man, Thor and Captain America, will take crowds through a contemporary art gateway of over 200 artworks created for the cinematic adaptation of Super Heroes to the big screen. Concept art, character and costume studies, storyboards or even car and accessories designs, will show admiring visitors the fabulous preproduction paintings for film productions, made by Marvel artists Adi Granov, Charlie Wen or the epic Ryan Meinerding.

We owe Ryan Meinerding, artistic director and concept designer of Marvel Studios films, the splendid painting studies for Captain America’s costumes, Iron Man’s various suits of armour, and of The Avengers team. He is also the creator of the painting made especially for the exhibition poster «Art of the Marvel Super Heroes».

The «Art of the Marvel Super Heroes» exhibition is significant in that it gives visitors access to real movie props and accessories, used during film shootings, displayed alongside their concept drawings. Available for admiration are Iron Man’s helmet, presented for the first time to the general public, Thor’s hammer, Iron Patriot’s armour, Captain America’s shield, or among others, Hydra’s motorbike.

The museum visit also includes videos* of commentaries by the legendary creator Stan Lee about the origin of his creations, his influences and inspirations, as well as commentaries by other artists such as Joann Sfar, Zep and Olivier Coipel.

The «Art of the Marvel Super Heroes» exhibition, imagined and designed by Art Ludique-Le Musée, is a world premiere. It pays tribute to these great artists who, just like their characters, have acquired a “super power”: the ability to draw masterpieces.


* These images are mostly taken from published extracts and unseen footage from the 2013 documentary Behind the Mask of Super Heroes, in anticipation of the exhibition «Art of the Marvel Super Heroes», an original idea by Jean-Jacques Launier, founder of Art Ludique-Le Musée and curator of the exhibition


Understanding the secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki animation

From 4th October 2014 until 1st March 2015, Art Ludique-Le Musée reveals 1,300 drawings
from the famous Japanese studio.



















My Neighbour Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Laputa: Castle In The Sky, Pom Poko, Princess
Mononoke, My Neigbours the Yamadas, Spirited Away, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, The Tale of
Princess Kaguya…
so many movies of which the beauty of the drawings and animation, as well as the quality of the screenplay are recognised and admired throughout the world.

To comprehend the creative genius of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the authors of these masterpieces, to discover the secrets of their animation and share the emotion of their art, this exceptional exhibition will present nearly thirty years of drawings from Studio Ghibli, with 1,300 original layouts produced by the studio.

For the first time in Europe, visitors will be able to admire these drawings as the genesis of studio productions and as the precursors of what one can discover on the big screen, essentially all the graphic material that serves as the fundamental artistic base for any animation film.

Isao Takahata considers layout the key component in producing an animated film. Layouts define for each scene, what will its atmosphere be, its background, its point of view, or even the position, the attitude and the expression of each character.

This exhibition presents these magnificent drawings as tribute to the remarkable drawing skills of those behind them.

For Hayao Miyazaki, “Animation is an illusion, and the audience is curious to see how it will dazzle them”.

What secrets will this plunge into the heart of the drawings of Takahata and Miyazaki reveal? Isao Takahata answers, “It depends on the imagination of each viewer”.

After the prestigious exhibitions «Pixar, 25 years of Animation» and «The Art of the Marvel Super Heroes», this new exhibition by Art Ludique-Le Musée, «Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki animation» is a wonderful opportunity to shine the spotlight on the creators of universes that have marked our collective imagination and to let visitors discover the major artistic dimension behind these films that make us all dream.