Witness the genius of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning German artist Hans Bacher, the production designer of the blockbuster “Mulan” (1998), as he exhibits for the first time in the Philippines the vigorous yet colorful journey behind the design of one of the most iconic films in the history of animation.
Through the initiative of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB)’s Center for Campus Art (CCA) and the AB Animation Program, “The Hans Bacher Collection,” a series of exhibits that will tour spectators into the creative process of some of the legendary animator’s masterpieces, is on exhibit on the 11th floor of the College’s School of Design and Arts (SDA).
“Mulan,” known for its theme on identity while challenging the barriers of gender and sexuality, will mark the first wave of the exhibition. It will feature an interestingly wide array of materials – from sketches, design and character studies, behind-the-scenes direction to promotional materials and video clips of the actual film – that will provide a walkthrough on how the movie’s remarkable characters and sceneries were transformed from concepts into life.
Also on the loop will be CCA’s exclusive interview with the Bacher himself as he shares his artistic philosophy and personal venture in the world of animation.
Bacher has also worked on the visual development of a number of Disney Films including “Beauty And The Beast” (1991), “Aladdin” (1992), “Lion King” (1994), “Hercules” (1997), “Fantasia 2000” (1999), “Lilo And Stitch” (2002), and “Brother Bear” (2003), among others.
“The Hans Bacher Collection: Mulan” is on view until Aug. 31