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Mackinnon & Saunders – 30 Years And Beyond

19 November 2022 @ 10:00 - 17:00


See original models and puppets from some of the biggest TV shows and films from the past 50 years

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Renowned animation studio Mackinnon & Saunders (Corpse Bride, Ra Ra the Noisy Lion, Pinocchio) celebrate their 30th year with this inspiring and exciting exhibition which will showcase puppets and props the Altrincham-based animators have created for TV and film productions for some of the world’s most successful studios, directors and filmmakers.

Going on display for the very first time will be an original puppet and models made by Mackinnon & Saunders for the Guillermo del Toro feature film, retelling the story of Pinocchio (to be streamed on Netflix later this month). Several puppets and models they made for two Tim Burton films, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie, will also be in the exhibition alongside work from their contribution to Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr Fox and family favourites – Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Twirly Woos and Bob The Builder.

See original models and puppets from some of the biggest TV shows and films from the past 50 years, as well as a series of black and white behind-the-scenes photographs to celebrate the vision, skill and artistry of the local animators and model-makers who have brought these iconic characters and wonderful stories to life.

The exhibition follows several record-breaking animation displays at Waterside including Postman Pat: Welcome to Greendale and Cosgrove Hall Films.

This Exhibition is in partnership with Manchester Animation Festival.

The Lauriston programme, supported by Arts Council England, is dedicated to developing a home for contemporary photography in Greater Manchester.

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19 November 2022
10:00 - 17:00
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