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Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland
"As the third piece in my Disney
Dreams Collection, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland promises to be
my most exciting work yet! The Peter Pan story presents the wondrous
fantasies of youth: secret island hideaways, visions of mermaids and
pirates, and the irresistible urge to fly high above the world. I am
powerfully aware of the tug of youthful dreams might even say that as an
artist I strive to stay constantly connected with the wide-eyed wonder of
As with the first two paintings in my twelve piece Disney Dreams Collection
(affectionately referred to as the "Disney dozen" by diehard collectors!), I
try to tell the whole story in a single image what I refer to as a
"narrative panorama". We see Neverland in the distance, just below the
"second star to the right", an enchanting land rising above the clouds. As
the moon bathes the scene with its silvery light, the clouds take shape, if
only in our imagination, as characters from the adventure Captain Hook,
Smee, the Lost Boys and the ubiquitous ticking crocodile. Below us we see
London, its lights twinkling with a radiant glow, as the eternal waters of
the Thames flow off to distant horizons.
For me, the central character of the story will always remain Tinker Bell,
the enchanted fairy princess who makes the entire journey of imagination
possible. As the bells of Big Ben begin to toll in the evening air, won't
you grab a handful of Tinker Bell's pixie dust, and join me on the adventure
of a lifetime? As Peter Pan put it, "Come on everybody, here we go
1. Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland is the third release in Thomas
Kinkade's Disney Dreams Collection.
2. Thom has placed a total of 25 N's in Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to
Neverland as tribute to his love for his wife Nanette, as well as in
celebration for his 25 years as a published artist.
3. The clock tells the time of 8:02 in the movie when Peter and the
Darlings land on Big Ben, it is 8:04 but Thom took artistic liberty and
changed it in celebration of the year he and Nanette married: 1982.
4. Thom has incorporated many hidden Mickeys in Tinker Bell and Peter Pan
Fly to Neverland, including a Mickey balloon seller in the city. Can you
find them all?
5. Take a look at the upper left of Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to
Neverland and you will see Neverland, complete with an Indian encampment,
Captain Hook's pirate ship, the Mermaid lagoon and more!
6. Thom has created another Disney Dreams Collection narrative panorama
going beyond a single scene and telling the whole story through his
inspiration from the original Disney sketches that the 1953 movie was based
7. The sailboat on the horizon is a tribute to Walt Disney himself. Walt
loved being on boats and Thom imagines that Walt is on this ship, sailing
off on new adventures beyond Neverland!
8. The clouds represent the transition from the clearly detailed city of
London below to the gossamer world of childhood dreams and fantasy and
Neverland above. Where "time is never planned!"
9. Remember in the story that as the children return to London they look
back to find the sailing ship "disappearing" in the clouds? What and who
else are hiding in the clouds in Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland?
Can you find Captain Hook, Smee, and the Lost Boys? Do you hear the
10. There's also a tribute to the two previous Disney Dreams Collection
"stars"! Can you find Snow White and Pinocchio?