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Address: 135 Main St, Lee, MA 01238-1660
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Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art. Animation and Special Effects...

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art. Animation and Special Effects for movies - - 2001 Space Odyssey - Chicken Run - The Matrix - X-Men - Lord of the Rings - Predator - Wallace and Gromit - Zelig made by Berkshire People. Come to see how this movies are made. See Academy Award. Make your own Animation movie in one hour. Admission by donation. Workshop $20 pp.Ages 5-95.

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Truly a hidden gem

I found Animagic's website a year or two ago and became entranced about sharing the experience with one of our grandsons. Since he was very young - he has been declaring his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
cindy w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I found Animagic's website a year or two ago and became entranced about sharing the experience with one of our grandsons. Since he was very young - he has been declaring his desire to be an animator. He is 17 now, and while he doesn't talk specifically about being an animator these days, his love of movies, movie history, etc.... More 

Thank cindy w
Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The storefront doesn't look like much from the outside and even when you go in you start to wonder what this is all about, but then Mr. Mamut lets you behind the curtain and the magic starts. He himself is part of the museum and you can tell that this has been his passion for over 40 years. The displays... More 

Thank Jeff F
Stony Point, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Eugene met us at 9am for a quirky, but fun tour followed by a clay motion animation experience for my 3 boys (8,10,12). They loved it! Perfect ages and all 3 are interested in science, magic, and technology. They can't stop doing animation stuff on their phones now - thank you for a very unique experience !

Thank cuethedeer
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

First hand teaching of anmation history and you get hands on experience making a animated short with an Oscar winner. In beautiful Lee Ma. Mr Mamut is entertaining, knowledgeable, and loves his work and it shows. This museum proves size doesnt matter. Go to Animagic for a unique and fantastic good time.

Thank berkshirejohn1
Roslyn Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Mr Mamut is an octagenerian with the energy of a twenty year old who tirelessly shows you how animation is done and then for an hour schools you in making your own to be viewed on you tube. Mr Mamut won an Oscar for animation in the movie the Predator. If you are looking for a rainy day activity look... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had fun learning about the different techniques that are used to trick your eyes and create illusions. The kids had great fun creating the claymation.

Thank fortinluc
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The museum is in a tiny storefront, but it includes several very interesting displays and demonstrations that are fun for kids and will give you an appreciation for some of the effects and animations in film, including some big Hollywood movies. The animation lesson is better for younger kids and relies on some older computer programs but is a fun... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We learned of this and thought it would be good for our granddaughters (11 years). They had a tour of the museum and then sat down to make a clay figure and did and stop action animation with the figure. We thought it would be more hands on and using a computer. The girls do programming (or coding) and have... More 

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mambor68, Owner at AniMagic, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our museum. Our Animation workshop for beginners. To learn introduction for computer animation in college cost $400 for 2 weeks course. To become digital artist need go to college for 4 years. Starting $80000. I glad, that I spark people interest in animation, than they go to college and become digital artists. Good luck in your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Animagic is a chance to learn all about animation and learn how to do it yourself. My kids LOVED this. The whole experience is guided by the owner who had a long career in movie animation and is willing to pass that on. He was extremely patient with the kids and made for a great experience.

Thank Al V
Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We heard about Animagic while staying at the Vacation Village in the Berkshires. We hadn't heard of it before, but it sounded like it would be something that would be fun and catch the attention of our kids (age 7,10, and 13). It was fantastic. My wife and I really enjoyed it too. We learned a lot about how animation... More 

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