The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced that their next temporary exhibit in the Theater Gallery will pay tribute to Andreas Deja. Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja will run from March 23 through October 4, 2017. The exhibit will be open to members of the Walt Disney Family Museum on March 22.
This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and Lilo Pelekai. In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. Deja View showcases Deja’s prolific and wide-ranging career, bridging the rich tradition of classic hand-drawn animation with animation’s innovative future.