Animation Museum Gets $2.5 Million
|Still from Fantasia, 1940 (Disney)|
The 2022-23 California state budget allocates $2.5 million towards a proposed National Animation Museum that supporters hope to locate in Burbank, Glendale, or Pasadena. The funding is a seal of approval that may help convince deeper-pocketed private donors of the project's seriousness.
A new animation museum would compete, to some degree, with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (which opened with a Hayao Miyazaki exhibition) and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, set to open next year. However, animation is not the focus of either, and the Academy Museum doesn't cover TV. The animation museum's proposed location would be near the Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, and Netflix animation studios.