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Explore animals in art at the Cartoon Museum for things to do in London

Published: Sunday 26th of August 2012

Visitors wanting to visit some quirky London attractions could opt for a trip to The Cartoon Museum, which is currently showing the exhibition Animal Crackers: A Cartoon and Comic Bestiary.

Running until October 21st, the exhibition looks at the way in which animals have always inspired cartoons, and features classics such as the iconic American Eagle, the Russian Bear and the financial Fat Cat.

Old favourites will also be featured, including Mickey Mouse, Wallace and Gromit, Flook, Fred Basset and Rupert Bear. 

According to the museum "there is something for everyone," with more than 140 cartoons, caricatures, comics and graphic novels by over 60 artists being featured in the exhibition.

It explores how certain animals have become synonymous with human attributes, for example, as cunning as a fox, or as wise as an owl.

Furthermore, the exhibition also aims to study how cartoons have made animals more human, making them seem 'just like us' - with Mickey Mouse, Jiminy Cricket and King Louis in The Jungle Book being examples.

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Posted by Georgina Black

 

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