The four-month exhibition takes visitors on an interactive journey from sketch to screen showcasing over two decades of DreamWorks animations including feature films such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. With over 400 items on display the exhibition focused on the processes DreamWorks go through to bring the characters and their stories to life. The highlight of this exhibition was the Dragon Flight Theatre, a 180-degree panoramic screening experience where participants were taken on a ride on the back of ‘Toothless’ the dragon, a central character from the DreamWorks animated movie How to Train Your Dragon.
Autex worked closely with Te Papa to develop a cinema that would enhance the experience for the participants, without affecting the experience for other visitors in the exhibition space. Te Papa’s brief required an acoustic absorbing solution that also kept visitors excited on their way in and out of the cinema. By working collaboratively with Te Papa’s design team, Autex was able to deliver an innovative and effective solution that incorporated a unique design element to the theatre.