American animation characters have captured the hearts and imaginations of children for more than a hundred years. Today, through breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI technology, kids of all ages are drawn into the world of animation in creative and educational ways. Visitors will explore the unique world of animation at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s newest traveling exhibit, “Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels,” on display in the Castle Memorial Building from Oct. 7, 2017–Jan. 14, 2018. Using 19 interactive components from drawing stations to a 3D stop-motion station, visitors will see their favorite animated characters come to life.