UPDATE: The event store will open at 8:00 AM, please do not queue up prior to 6:00 AM. The queue to purchase merchandise released in conjunction with this event will be located in the Downtown Disney® District between Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Island Charters. We recommend that you park in the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. Normal parking fees apply. A link to pre-order online was also added to the article.
On Saturday, August 29, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Grand Californian at the Disneyland Resort, guests will have the opportunity to meet and purchase new releases from Academy Award® Winning Actress Julie Andrews and Disney artist Toby Bluth.
Ms. Andrews will be on hand to sign copies of her newest book, Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, which will be released in October 2009. As part of this product release and signing, Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase the book before it’s released to the public. Guests who are unable to attend the event in person will also have the opportunity to pre-order a signed copy online beginning August 12 for $24.95. Online purchase is limited to one per customer and will ship from Disneyland beginning November 4. To order online, click here.
Julie and her daughter, Emma, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection. Brought to life with James McMullan’s stunning watercolor paintings, this volume features nearly 150 treasured works, including beloved classics and modern favorites from Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more – twenty-one of which are theatrically and playfully read aloud by Julie and Emma on the accompanying CD.
Andrews introduces each of the nine themed sections with intimate stories and family memories, offering readers a glimpse into her world and her personal connection to many of the selections. There are even a number of special poems written by the authors themselves as well as contributions from close family members.
This deluxe anthology is bound to inspire an early love of poetry and song and become a classic for families to grow with and treasure throughout the years.
The painting will be available in several editions:
Original – Watercolor on paper; Image area: 11″ x 14″; Sheet Size (including border): 15.5″ x 17.5″; Framed: TBD (estimated 19″ x 21″); Retail: $8,500 (framed)
Hand Remarked Deluxe Giclee on Archival Watercolor Paper (hand remarked by Toby Bluth) – Limited Edition of 20; Image area: 11″ x 14″; Sheet Size (including border): 15.5″ x 17.5″; Framed: 23.5″ x 25.5″; Retail: $1,250 (framed)
Giclee on Archival Watercolor Paper – Limited Edition of 95; Image area: 8″ x 10″; Sheet Size (including border): 11.5″ x 13.25″; Framed: 19.5″ x 21.25″; Retail: $595
Deluxe Lithograph Print with Matte – Retail: $35
Guests are limited to one (1) item each and must purchase items at the event. No other items may be signed.