Muppet-Inspired Art Collection from Noah Fine Art to Launch at Disneyland in November

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Muppets Collection by NoahAccording to the Disney Insider Blog, the Noah Fine Art Collective will release a new collection of Muppets-inspired artwork, clothing, skate decks and Disney Vinylmation on November 18, 2011 at D-Street located in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort.

Noah collaborated with fellow artists Jon Chase and Dez Einswell on the collection which Noah says, ‘allowed each of us to celebrate our favorite characters, and showcase them in non-traditional formats, all while staying true to the personalities of each character and each artist.’

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First Look: Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams #8: ‘Sleeping Beauty’

'Sleeping Beauty' Disney Dreams #8 by Thomas KinkadeThe timeless classic from Walt Disney, Sleeping Beauty, is captured here in the newest entry in the Disney Dreams collection by Thomas Kinkade. As Aurora and Prince Philip frolic in the foreground with Flora, Fauna and Merryweather as danger looms in the background. Clearly any owner of this painting will find themselves in the pink! No, blue! No, pink!

The painting marks the 8th (of potentially 12) entry into Kinkade’s ‘Disney Dreams’ series which includes previous releases Snow White Discovers the Cottage, Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland, Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream, Bambi’s First Year, Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love and The Lion King.

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Mondo Announces New Disney/Pixar Poster Series by Tom Whalen; ‘Monsters Inc.’ On Sale Friday

'Monsters Inc.' by Tom Whalen for MondoMondo announced a new Disney/Pixar poster series by artist Tom Whalen today, which will kick off with its first entry, Monsters Inc., to be available for purchase at a random time tomorrow.

The piece features Boo (in Monster form) alongside James P. Sullivan (a.k.a. Sulley, a.k.a. Kitty), Mike Wazowski and a clever appearance by Randall. The bottom is trimmed with the company’s name and tagline along with portraits of George Sanderson, Waternoose, Fungus, Roz and Celia.

The 18″x24″ screened print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 365 pieces.

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D23 Expo: Acme Archives Event Releases and Exclusives

'Hear No, See No, Speak No Mischief.' by Schim Schimmel

Late last week, Acme Archives revealed some of the art being released later this week at the Disney D23 Expo, including naming a few of the Expo exclusives. Among the collection of art, shown below, is a 25th Anniversary tribute to Pixar Animation Studios by artist Dave Perillo. Perillo most recently caused a stir at the San Diego Comic Con with his Muppets piece and SDCC exclusive variant, which had no problem selling out. Like SDCC, there will be a D23 Expo exclusive variant of the Disney/Pixar piece, which prominently features Luxo Jr. in the upper left-hand corner.

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D23 Expo: Olszewski Studios to Debut New Work, Member Exclusive

D23 Expo 2011 Member Exclusive PokitPal by Robert OlszewskiDisney artist Robert Olszewski has announced that he will be releasing a few new items at the Disney D23 Expo beginning on Friday, August 19. Among his new pieces will be a 2011 D23 Expo PokitPal (pictured) available exclusively to D23 members for $19.95.

Also being introduced at the Expo is Gallery of Light entries ‘Baby of Mine‘ inspired by Dumbo and ‘Talk to Crush‘ from Finding Nemo, both of which will retail for $85, Olszewski Miniature Disneyland Main Street, USA addition ‘Pinocchio’s Daring Journey,’ which will retail for $425 and an Heirloom Boxes Collection – Paper Clip Series entry, Sleeping Beauty Maleficent which will retail for $30. Olszewksi will also be displaying a new Fantasyland platform.

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‘Mickey’s Service Station’ by Tom Whalen and Mondo on Sale May 27

'Mickey's Service Station' by Tom Whalen for MondoThird time and every other time’s the charm for Mondo and Tom Whalen. Mickey’s Service Station pays homages to the 1935 classic short in which Pegleg Pete (who sports the pegleg for his last time) drops his car off at Mickey’s service station to find the source of the squeaky part — in under ten minutes of course.

Created in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles, this 18″x24″ print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 370 pieces.

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Custom Car Designer Chip Foose to Release ‘Cars’ Inspired Art, Vinylmation at Disneyland, June 25

Promising more details on the official Disney Parks blog soon, the Disneyland Resort has announced that on June 25, 2011 from 9 am – 11 am, internationally renown custom car designer and builder Chip Foose will be on hand at The Disney Gallery to celebrate the release of his art inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Cars.

Foose will release four paintings which include characters from the films such as Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Doc, Ramone and Flo enjoying the sites of the Disneyland theme park. The images will be available to purchase in a variety of formats including original art, limited edition giclees and deluxe prints. Also debuting will be two hand-painted custom Vinylmation™ figures featuring the artwork of Chip Foose.

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‘The Wise Little Hen’ by Tom Whalen and Mondo on Sale May 5

'Wise Little Hen' by Tom Whalen for MondoMondo and Tom Whalen are at it again! This time, Whalen is taking on the 1934 Donald Duck classic ‘Silly Symphonies’ short, The Wise Little Hen.

Created in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles, this 18″x24″ follow-up to the Steamboat Willie print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 325 pieces.

It will go on sale this Thursday, May 5, 2011 at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.

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Disney, Pixar Toons Get in Shape for Easter with Eggstraordinary Works of Art

'Toy Story 3' egg art by John 'Egg Man' Lamouranne

Whilst on vacation at Walt Disney World in 1978, John Lamouranne was inspired to paint an egg for his daughter for Easter, portraying images such as the Monorail, the Contemporary Resort, Cinderella Castle and Disney characters. After honing his new craft, he made the natural leap to crafting whole bodies of personalities using eggs as his base as his art. Today, he is known as the ‘Egg Man.’

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Disney Gallery to Feature Art of Mary Blair as Part of ‘Small World’ Celebration; Exhibit Opens May 13

'it's a small world' concept art by Mary BlairThe Disney Gallery, located at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, has announced that beginning May 13, it will the art of famed Walt Disney Imagineer, Mary Blair. Blair is best known for her designs that inspired the ‘it’s a small world’ attraction which is celebrating its 45th year inside the Disneyland park in 2011.

The art represents a collection that has been never before been displayed in public, instead remaining inside the Walt Disney Studios Archive, until now. In addition to the art that inspired the globally loved attraction, the exhibit will feature Blair’s work on Disney animated films such as Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland as well as Disney Parks contributions such as the tile murals for Tomorrowland, ‘ Adventure Through Innerspace,’ Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort and the never-realized Western River Ride.

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