The animated side of Hollywood (+ Giveaway)

September 7, 2013

A quick overview of Pencils 2 Pixels!

Air-conditioned animation everything. Sounds like a perfect combination in this heat! Our newest exhibit “Pencils 2 Pixels – The Animation of Art” brings guests into a world seldom explored in every-day life – the animated side of Hollywood.
Upon entering, you’re greeted by a giant-sized Po from DreamWorks Animations’ Kung Fu Panda.
Further exploration reveals an equally large and colorful Turbo the Snail from the studio’s latest theater release
In fact, as you sigh in relief from the air conditioned bliss, you will see a beautiful collection of detailed paintings, life-like sculptures, drawings and interactive stations around every corner.
Do you stop and pose at the Mystery Machine with Scooby and the gang? Or do you rush to get a seat at Animation University to learn how to draw your favorite character? Not that there’s any rush. It’s cool. It’s Pencils 2 Pixels. It’s not a place that you want to leave any time soon.

One of the many exhibits at Pencils 2 Pixels

Adults will experience a serious case of the throwbacks when they see Looney Toons classics playing on TV and gorgeous paintings of scenes from movies like Snow White & The Seven Dwarves and black-and-white Mickey Mouse shorts.
Kids might recognize sculptures and drawings of their favorite characters from modern flicks like How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods. Of course, it wouldn’t be animation without a touch of anime and video game graphics thrown into the mix.
We enjoyed Pencils 2 Pixels so much that we want you to be able to experience it too! Which is why we are doing a:

Full Fair Experience Giveaway.

The prize:

  • 4 Fair admission tickets
  • 4 RCS carnival ride passes
  • 4 Hot Blog On A Stick tees

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what exhibit you most want to see at the Fair. The contest closes Sunday morning, 10 a.m.

We will announce the winner on Sunday, September 8 in the afternoon.

Good luck! 🙂

(P.S. RCS is doing a really fun giveaway on their Facebook page now too! Check it out!)


  1. We’d love to see the Mystery Machine! It was my favorite growing up, and my 5-year-old son loves it as well. =)

  2. The exhibit I really want to see is pencil 2 pixels. I want to take my daughters. They really love to draw.

  3. I really want to see the mermaid. She was very beautiful and looked rather entertaining.

  4. My daughter and I are excited to see the animals and the mermaid.

  5. I want to see Pencils 2 Pixels exhibit because I like to see the animation over the years and I really want to go to fair.

  6. I really want to see the “Pencils 2 Pixels” exhibit! Looks like an awesome exhibit to check out. I love animation! 🙂

  7. I really want to check out the Star Trek exhibit, it’s been a part of my life as long as I can remember.

  8. Pencils 2 Pixels!!!! One of my friends said you could trace some of your favorite characters too!!!! 😀

  9. I want to see the sea lion exhibit!

  10. The Pencils 2 Pixels actually sounds really cool. I really wanted to get into the animation industry growing up so have an interest in that myself. I actually met my wife on a website dedicated to teaching animation! But I think our daughter would be just as excited as us.

  11. the exhibit I always have to see is the table setting contest. since I was a little girl it’s been my favorite thing to see at the fair. i love seeing people’s creativity and it’s fun to see the judges’ comments. I’ve been going to the LA county fair for almost 50 years 🙂

  12. I would love to take my 6 year old son to the pencils 2 pixels exhibit.. He loves to draw and would love to draw some of his favorite characters. We never got to see turbo , so to see him would be amazing.

  13. I want to see the Star Trek exhibition and sit in the captains chair!

  14. My daughter and I are looking forward to seeing Melissa the Mermaid!!

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