First Look: Hand-painted Disney Instruments to Benefit Music Education

Last month,the official blog of Disney Parks introduced us to the first of five custom hand-painted Disney-themed instruments that will be auctioned off to benefit music education in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World’s Magic Music Days program.

There, the blog showed off the Genie by animator Brian Kesinger. Today we get our first look at the remaining basses in this unique collection. Pictured above, from left to right, are: Dumbo by Supervising Animator Michael Surrey and his daughter Ellen; Rapunzel by Claire Keane, Visual Development Artist for Rapunzel; The Princess and the Frog by animation designer Lorelay Bove; Genie; and Cheshire Cat by animation designer Douglas Rogers.

Beginning next week, on January 25, Genie will go on display at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles for the week. The collection will be formally presented at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on February 4.

While Genie will remain on display at the museum through June 18, Rapunzel will be paying a visit to the Magic of Disney Animation show building in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios beginning February 22.

The collection will be individually auctioned off on June 25 at Julien’s Auctions at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Visit for more photos, videos and information on the basses, the artists and the event.

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