You still have time to enjoy some childhood favorite characters from Warner Brothers animation at the Upcountry History Museum! Until May 29th, this Greenville museum will host the international traveling exhibition “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons”.
This display gives visitors a behind the scenes, or in this case “behind the cels”, look at the process used to create these iconic animated films. Over 160 objects and film clips, including some of the original celluloids, allows you to explore the humorous and sometimes heart-warming cartoons in a way rarely experienced. Take a stroll through memory lane, looking at original animated scenes featuring your childhood classics of Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Elmer Fudd, and more. Typically showed before feature films from 1930s to the 1960s when they transitioned into cartoon shows formatted for TV, the exhibition is an intimate look at how these characters were created and woven together to create the laughable shorts that are a part Americans’ childhoods.
Want to try your hand at animation? Visitors will have the opportunity to do some sketching or drawing at various stations.
For more information about this exhibition and the Upcountry History Museum, please click here. The Upcountry History Museum is located off Buncombe St in downtown Greenville, near The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Greenville County Museum of Art. The museum is devoted to preserving and promoting the history of Greenville and the greater Upstate, South Carolina through permanent education programs such as interactive displays showing how early area settlers cultivated the land, and larger Americana special events, such as the Warner Bros. exhibit. For parents looking for a day-trip for school aged children, it’s a wonderful place for kids to learn our history and is a skip and a hop away from interactive, child-themed exhibits at the children’s museum nearby.