ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

June 02, 2014


Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much anticipated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 is released in Australia this coming June. 

 [  Image credit: How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Hiccup. Artist Nico Marlet © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.  ]  

To celebrate this special occasion, the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square will be taken over by dragons and Vikings for a day in a special family event celebrating How to Train Your Dragon, as part of DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.   ACMI's Family Day: Vikings and Dragons held on Sunday 13 Jul 2014 will bring forth a range of whimsical activities to fill curious young minds.  Children will be able to fly with the dragons in a green screen studio, learn to breathe fire using animated magic, and enjoy performances, craft projects, studio workshops and games.

[ Image credit: How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Dragon and Hiccup. Artist Pierre-Olivier Vincent  © 2014 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.  ]

The event itself is FREE to attend and can be found upstairs in the foyer above the gallery featuring DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.  The first 100 people that dare to dress in dragon or Viking costume, will also receive FREE ENTRY into DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, a world exclusive in Melbourne, curated by ACMI.

Image by Mark Gambino.

If previously unseen concept drawings, interviews, model, original artworks and interactive experiences taken from the entire back catalogue of DreamWorks 29 animated feature films do not tempt visitors to DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, the virtual panoramic dragon ride experience on the back of the How to Train Your Dragon's fire-breathing star character Toothless will surely entice. 

The spectacular 180-degree animated screening of Dragon Flight; a Dragon's-Eye View of Berk, portrays a never-before-seen vision of the island village seen in How to Train Your Dragon

Image by Mark Gambino.

Don your wildest dragonesque fashion or Brawniest Viking custome and head to ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons on Sunday 13 July from 10am to 4pm, and whip into a fire-breathing frenzy to celebrate DreamWorks legendary fantasy film, loosely based on the British book series of the same name.

For more information on DreamWorks exclusive exhibition held right here in Melbourne,head to ACMI's website and check out the official How to Train Your Dragon website to explore Berk; the mythical world of dragons and Vikings before your visit to ACMI.


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