My Disney Dreams Collection
celebrates great moments from Walt Disney Films. I call these
paintings "narrative panoramas" because each painting tells the
entire story of the film in one image.
Disney elements © Disney
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star is part of
Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams Collection
which has been incredibly popular since its first release of -
Snow White Discovers the Cottage.
Scenes from other Disney favorites such as
Peter Pan, and
more may soon be interpreted by Mr. Kinkade's paintbrush. "My plan is
to have a total of 12 Disney images in my
Disney Dreams Collection.
They are tentatively planned for
release twice each year."
Contact your Art of the South art consultant to reserve yours today. More
information will be posted as we receive it. Although not part of
Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams Collection,
you may also be interested in viewing
A New Day at Cinderella Castle
Disneyland 50th. Anniversary.
Thomas Kinkade's August 2008 release, Snow White Discovers the Cottage
The Thomas Kinkade Company and Disney announced in August of 2008 that
Thomas Kinkade is releasing his newest painting honoring the creative and
artistic mastery of one of his childhood heroes – Walt Disney. This image
will be the first in the all-new Disney Dreams Collection, inspired by some
of the most-beloved original Disney scenes and characters of all time.
Collectors of both Thomas Kinkade's artwork and Disney-inspired art will
enjoy the Disney Dreams Collection. Coupling the timeless themes of Disney
film classics with the artistic vision of Thomas Kinkade, has created a rich
and beautiful collection of Disney/Kinkade art.
Snow White Discovers the Cottage, the first image in Thomas Kinkade's Disney
Dreams Collection, pays tribute to Disney's first feature-length animated
film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This delightful scene brings to life
the magic and wonder of the moment Snow White happens upon the Dwarfs'
cottage. "My goal was to go beyond what was captured on film and create a
Kinkade interpretation of the scene," recalls Thomas Kinkade. "With the
assistance of the Disney Archive, I was able to access some of the early
design work that informed the artistic direction of the film and discovered
the original artist's sketches of the cottage and the surrounding terrain,"
Thomas Kinkade's detailed "Romantic Realism" painting style pairs perfectly
with the whimsy and imagination of Disney film classics. Premiering in 1937
to great acclaim, Snow White is a testimony to the genius of Walt Disney,
and the film went on to become one of the highest-grossing motion pictures
of its time.
The first image in my
Disney Dreams Collection will
recreate that pivotal moment in the film when Snow White stumbles
upon the seven Dwarfs' cottage in the forest. My goal in this image
expand upon what is actually depicted in the feature itself. I have
tried to step into the world created by the film and "wander around"
in my imagination, searching for new vistas. For the Snow White
image I went back to the early design work for the film and
discovered many great concept sketches of the cottage and the
surrounding landscape that are largely unknown today - one of which
I've shown here. For example, there was originally a waterfall
envisioned near the cottage, so I included a dramatic cascade in my
painting. One or two scenes reference the Prince's castle in the
distance – for my composition I have included a reveal of the castle
at the right of the composition. I also couldn't help throwing in
animal details. These range from squirrels and rabbits to the gentle
deer that help guide Snow White to the safe haven of the cottage. A
wise tortoise observes the scene from the banks of the stream, and a
curious squirrel sits atop a tree stump.
I hope your experience of my "Snow White Discovers the Cottage"
equals the exhilaration and pure joy I had creating it. Look for
Snow White, and the launch of my
Disney Dreams Collection in galleries by the beginning of August.
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star will be the February 2009 release.
Watch for Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and many other timeless Disney
characters to come later. What other
images would you like to see in this collection?
~ Thomas Kinkade