Animation at the Fair Animation at the Fair
By Jim Cartwright The Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, CA is the last place that I expected to find an exhibit on popular... Animation at the Fair

By Jim Cartwright

The Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, CA is the last place that I expected to find an exhibit on popular animation. During a recent trip to the fair, I stumbled upon an exhibit building that was housing an exhibit for animation.

There were displays, albeit somewhat limited, from Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Bros., Ardman, Hanna/Barbera, Nicktoons and a smattering of other animators. I expected to see other studios represented but I realized that this if the fair and the exhibit is made for the general public and those who are not die-hard animation fans.

All of the displays hit the major highlights of a studio and/or animator(s).

If you happen to find yourself at the fair before the closing at end of September, swing into the animation exhibit and enjoy.

The Ardman figures were a joy to see in person.

The Ardman figures were a joy to see in person.

Figures from the Spongebob Christmas special.

Figures from the Spongebob Christmas special.

Part of the Dreamworks display.

Part of the Dreamworks display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the Hanna/Barbera display.

Part of the Hanna/Barbera display.

 

The Warner display seemed to be the most comprehensive tribute to the great animators of Termite Terrace.

The Warner display seemed to be the most comprehensive tribute to the great animators of Termite Terrace.

A painting by Peter Ellenshaw.

A painting by Peter Ellenshaw.

An odd item for the Disney display is an older version of a car from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland. I had to look under it to verify that it is a real car and not a reproduction.

An odd item for the Disney display is an older version of a car from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland. I had to look under it to verify that it is a real car and not a reproduction.

One of the images of Walt looking over the model of Small World during construction.

One of the images of Walt looking over the model of Small World during construction.

Jim Cartwright

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