Spielberg Gifts Animation Collection to Academy
|Animation cel from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937. Steven Spielberg Animation Collection. Image courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library|
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a group of gifts to its museum and library. Among them is a set of 157 vintage (1932-1952) animation cels donated by Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, spanning early Disney princesses and Warner Brothers' occasional drag icon Bugs Bunny.
Other acquisitions include 600 silent movie posters collected by Dwight Manley; materials relating to filmmakers Harold Ramis and Greg Araki; costumes and props from Everything Everywhere All at Once, Sorry to Bother You, and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The latter item is the "Blue Boy" velvet suit referenced in a 2020 post.
|Bugs Bunny (as Carmen Miranda), about 1944. Steven Spielberg Animation Collection. Image courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library|