September 27, 2003 – The Animation Art of Ron Clements Exhibit Opens at the Sioux City Arts Center
“I think kids who spend more time by themselves, they tend to use their imaginations more. I wrote stories and drew characters and did things like that.”
On September 27, 2003, the Sioux City Arts Center in Sioux City, Iowa, held its opening night reception for its newest exhibit “The Animation Art of Ron Clements.” The exhibit honored Disney animator and film director Ron Clements, and focused on his (at the time) five main films that he co-directed with John Musker: The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Treasure Planet. The stories of these five films are told through storyboards, cels, and sketches.