Yesterday we took the kids to the Pixar exhibition at the ACMI in Melbourne.
They had loads of artwork and models from the Pixar archives, and you get to see how the characters and films evolved from their initial ideas. It's also a great demonstration of how talented their artists are. There's this perception that they don't have to do much, that because they're using computers the artist doesn't have any input. Once you see their story boards and how much detail and thought goes into the whole process, you can't help but be impressed.
There's also the 3-D zoetrope which is just incredible. Well worth the price of admission on its own.
I've found a video on you tube which gives you an idea of what it's like. The quality is not brilliant, but still...