closed Anni molto animati

The show

From 20 May to 28 June 2020 at the Civic Museums of Palazzo dei Musei in Largo Porta S. Agostino 337 in Modena, the exhibition with free entrance will be held very animated Years. Carosello, Supergulp !, Comix, dedicated to the history of comics and Modenese animation from the 1950s to the 1990s.


Through the most famous characters of the Carosello television theater, the epic of Comics on TV with Gulp broadcasts! and Supergulp !, up to Comix, the famous "comic book magazine" signed by popular actors, comedians and artists, the exhibition offers a fresh cross-section of a local and national history in which the social and consumption transformations connected to the economic boom are reflected and the imagination of at least two generations of young people. Half a century of fun among over three hundred original drawings from public and private collections, technical equipment, photographs and merchandising located in a dynamic and engaging setting enriched by over a dozen audio-video workstations, to return the important role assumed by the city of Modena in the panorama of Italian comics and animation.



Among the most famous advertising characters are the Man with a mustache, Angelino, Toto and Tata, Svanitella and Miguel-son-mì created by Paul Campani and Max Massimino Garnier, the anarchists Sturmtruppen by Bonvi, author together with Guido De Maria of the detective Nick Carter, then the legendary Corto Maltese, the hero of Hugo Pratt adapted for TV by Secondo Bignardi and Lupo Alberto of Silver.

To these are added, among others, the best known Disney characters, the Osvaldo Cavandoli Line and the Pimpa of Altan, the creations of Clod, Bonfa, Roberto Baldazzini and the scripts of Claudio Nizzi for Tex. The comedian in all its facets marks most of the works on display as well as - starting from the name - the same Comix magazine published by Franco Cosimo Panini Editore and directed by Guido De Maria and Beppe Cottafavi in ​​which very famous comics are published International.


The animation in particular is told through the display of original equipment including a slow motion and a camera for shooting, so as to convey the artisan dimension that characterized the activity of the Modena production houses: entrepreneurial realities that allow you to recall both that dialogue between technique and creativity that constituted one of the most significant strands of interest of the Civic Museum founded by Carlo Boni in 1871, is the great use of tools and manpower necessary for the creation of the cartoon, today totally surpassed by the use of the computer.

Among the curiosities that the exhibition reserves are then the almost unpublished works, declined on the side of comics and illustration, by Modena artists Wainer Vaccari and Andrea Chiesi, significant testimony of their beginnings.

Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Largo Porta Sant'Agostino, 337
41121 Modena


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