Thomas Kinkade's February 2009 release Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star.
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star will be part of
Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams Collection
which has been incredibly popular with its first release of -
Snow White Discovers the Cottage.
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. For
my painting Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star we see Pinocchio upon a hillside
overlooking the setting of his adventures. In the foreground we see Honest
John, the symbol of temptation, and in the mid-distance we see Geppetto's
workshop where Pinocchio was formed. We see Stromboli's puppet stage with
the maestro himself holding court, and the seaport village in the distant
where Pinocchio first learned of Pleasure Island. To the right we see
Pleasure Island, aglow with the festivities of another day's merriment and
Monstro the whale preparing to engulf Geppetto's sailing vessel. Butterflies
and sparkles lend magical accents as the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket look
on. My prayer is that my Disney Dreams will make dreams come true for all
who see these enchanted paintings.
- Thomas Kinkade
Notes about the painting:
1. Pinocchio is the second release in Thomas
Kinkade's Disney Dreams Collection.
2. Thom has placed a total of 25 N's in
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star as tribute to his love for his wife Nanette, as
well as in celebration for his 25 years as a published artist.
3. Thom has incorporated many hidden Mickeys
in Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Can you find them all?
4. Take a look at the far right side of
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star and you will see Pleasure Island, as well as
the whale, Monstro!
5. Thom has recreated a fanciful scene in this
painting, based on original sketches that the movie backgrounds were based
6. The natural bridge featured in this work is
not in the movie, but Thom placed it in the painting as a symbol of the
passage of time.
7. Thom has incorporated important characters
from the movie into Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Is that Honest John and
Gideon coming up the walkway? Can you spot the Blue Fairy, which per Thom,
is a symbol of hope? Jiminy Cricket is also somewhere in the painting. Can
you find him?
8. Thom has placed the letter "W" in Pinocchio
Wishes Upon a Star as tribute to his daughter, Winsor.
9. Thom placed over 300 hours of work in
Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Make note of all the detail in this painting,
including the cobblestone road. This is without a doubt one of Thom's most
Contact your Art of the South Consultant to reserve yours today. 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.
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