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“Interesting animation”
Review of AniMagic

AniMagic
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Lee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Shaftsbury, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting animation”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a very small, 1 person operation, more of a hands on museum. The tech is old but the "tour" (more like a special effects history lesson) was interesting and then you get to DO IT. Although somewhat "gruff", it is clear that Eugene know his stuff and has been "there". Then, he softens and you learn and then get to do the stuff all inside 2 hrs. And from an Oscar winner!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Visited August 2014
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English first
New York City
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a great experience- highly recommended”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

went to this small museum and was shown special effects used in movies, Also for an additional fee, I created an animation short which is now on you tube. A surprise and gem in the Berkshires.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Intriguing, well displayed boutique museum -- fun activity”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good activity for Tweens and teens.. Museum. "Tour" is an intro to the history and fundamentals of animation. Museum director was part of group involved in special effects for Lord of the Rings, theme park movies, 2001 space odyssey and many more. Participants then do a short basic claymation sequence that that can upload to their Facebook , etc. the cornucopia of artifacts and demos alone makes the trip worthwhile.

Visited April 2014
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Dracut, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very interesting place to visit”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

My husband an I visited this place a few years ago while on vacation. Though it doesn't look like much from the outside, we were pleasantly surprised by the owner's wonderful tour of his studio and the activities he provided involving animation and movie making. A well spent couple of hours doing something a little bit different.

Visited March 2013
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Framingham, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“fun activity for the kids”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

what a wonderful and surprising this little place is!
The kids got to make their on animated short movie.

Visited May 2012
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