Ink & Paint Cel Release for ‘Look What I Got!’ Featuring Snow White and Dwarfs at Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 12
On Saturday, March 12, join Disney Design Group Artist Costa Alavezos and Disney Ink and Paint Artists: James Bonserio, Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Look What I Got! entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs enjoy some confectionery creations from Sweet Spells located on Sunset Boulevard in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Look What I Got! is also the first entry in the Ink & Paint Cel Series to feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The event will take place between 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm at the Studios Animation Gallery in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
For those unable to attend the event, you may contact Walt Disney Event Services at 407-827-7600 to pre-order your cel. Artist signatures will only be available for orders placed before or on Friday, March 11 by 3:00 pm ET.
Prices are as follows:
|Black Frame and Cel||$215|
|Black Frame with Pin and Cel||$240|
|Black Frame with Pin, Postcard and Cel||$265|
|Gold Frame and Cel||$290|
Even though they’re being released in the UK (save for any importers who bring them over to this side of the pond), we just couldn’t resist mentioning these brand new Disney Princess pens from Pyramid International. Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Belle combine both form and function in these full body pens. And just that little something extra, the pens also feature a feathery dress as the perfect writing utensil accent for a budding princess.
D23 Members can save hundreds of dollars on eFX’s line of intricately crafted Disney replicas by visiting the eFX website at www.efxcollectibles.com. Special D23 Member pricing takes effect immediately, said Bryan Ono, president of eFX Inc.
“There are no Disney fans who are more devoted and enthusiastic than D23 Members, and we wanted to do something special for them,” Ono said.
The first of eFX’s Disney replicas is the remarkably detailed, four-foot reproduction of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus from Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The painstakingly produced Nautilus is priced at $1,799, and is available to D23 members for $1,699.
Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, the Nautilus can be pre-ordered at www.efxcollectibles.com. A non-refundable, $500 deposit is required, and the special D23 member price will be adjusted with the final payment prior to shipping.
D23 Members will have the opportunity to place their orders for Disney collectibles 24 hours before the general public. D23 membership numbers will be validated upon ordering at the website.
The next Disney replica from eFX will be available to order by D23 Members starting Tuesday, May 4, with ordering open to the general public on May 5.
It’s the exquisitely crafted Evil Queen’s Heart Box from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($799, or $724 for D23 members), inspired by the designs of Disney’s first full-length animated feature.
The Heart Box is intricately constructed from solid rosewood and features an imaginative 24-karat gold-plated heart that locks with a dagger-lock mechanism. The Heart Box sits on an elaborate, museum-quality display base that features two sculptures by renowned artist David Kracov: One depicts the Evil Queen holding the chalice that contains a magical elixir to turn her into the “Old Hag” – who, in the second, holds the fateful “magic wishing apple.”
Each Heart Box includes a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity, and production will not exceed 500 pieces worldwide.
Upcoming Disney-inspired pieces from eFX include an 18-inch Rizzo the Rat Photo Puppet ($379, or $329 for D23 members), which celebrates the enduring appeal of the Muppets and will be available for order shortly. It’s a detailed and accurate replica of the full-size, three-dimensional “photo puppet” used to represent favorite Muppet characters in photo shoots. Fully articulated, the eFX Rizzo the Rat is created based on reference patterns and materials supplied by Disney’s Muppet Studios. Rizzo’s dressed in a T-shirt and a letterman’s jacket that features real suede-leather sleeves and a “Ratpanic” embroidered patch on the back. Worldwide, eFX is limiting the edition size to 1,000, and each piece will come with a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity.
D23 Members can place orders and get more details about the ordering process and shipping information at www.efxcollectibles.com.
Many Walt Disney World Resort guests are familiar with the miniature train garden located outside the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. But we’re willing to bet a much smaller number of them realize that the garden is actually specially decorated for holiday seasons and festivals going on inside the park. Today, Walt Disney World released this photo showing horticulturist Julia Clark working on the garden for this year’s International Flower and Garden Festival which kicks off March 3 and shows off one of the neatest feature of this year’s decor: miniature horticulturists working on a dollhouse-size topiary of Snow White. Photo by Kent Phillips.
Bring home Ariel.. and Snow White.. and Cinderella with the Madame Alexander Disney Princess Tote. Available exclusively at FAO Schwarz, the Disney princessses-in-a-box is currently available for pre-order with an expected shipment date of November 25, just in time for the holidays and can be yours for $54.99
For more information and to order, click here.
I just came across this collection available from Acme Archives titled Disney Underground. The collection allows artists to offer what’s described as an ‘abstract pop surrealism’ effect to classic Disney characters, including the fab five.
Pictured to the left is Porcelain by artist Steven Daily (you decide who it’s meant to be as the artist claims any likenesses are coincidental). The giclee on canvas is limited to 100 pieces, hand-numbered and signed by the artist. It measures 19″ x 24″ and is available unframed for $250 (framing and other options available).
You can see more information on the painting as well as others in the collection at Acme Archives Direct.
NEW YORK – October 18, 2009—Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and renowned couture designer Kirstie Kelly are launching an exquisite gown inspired by Princess Tiana, Disney’s newest princess in more than ten years and the first African American Disney Princess character from the highly anticipated animated musical film, The Princess and the Frog. The Tiana gown will take its place in the phenomenally successful Kirstie Kelly for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings line as the signature piece of an all new collection of bridal gowns. The new collection also includes the Snow White Diamond Edition gown, all new “Maidens” for bridesmaids, “Blossoms” for flower girls and a new line of fine jewelry with renowned jeweler Mouawad, each inspired by a Disney Princess character.
Adding to her established collection of Disney princess-inspired wedding dresses for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, designer Kirstie Kelly will soon be adding new dresses inspired by Tiana from The Princess and the Frog and an all-new Snow White dress inspired by the Disney Diamond Edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The new Snow White dress will be unveiled on the runway later this year, but Brides.com has an exclusive first look at the new dress which you can see here.
Title: Disney’s Magic Mirror (link)
Publisher: Walt Disney
Released: October 5, 2009
iTouch?: Yes, limited functionality
Pros: Sort-of cute app for the Snow White-diehard to share with friends
Cons: More ad than content, not much of either for the price
Review: This is a Snow White-ized version of the classic Magic 8-Ball App. Ask it a yes/no question and it does its best to reply. So I simply asked it whether or not people should buy it and this was its actual response:
alone in the dark
the world is still
despite my best efforts
I do not know its will
Truth is, I probably couldn’t have put it better myself. Although it has pretty graphics and a nice vocalized rendition of the Magic Mirror, the app is really more of a version .6 of what should be a free app. To use it, you have a choice of either using the keyboard or microphone to ask a yes/no question (in reality, it could be anything, the app doesn’t know). In exchange, the Magic Mirror visually and audibly responds with its vague and cryptic messages. Some cool animation and audio is offset by the fact that the Magic Mirror’s mouth is completely out of sync with his response to the point where it’s just downright distracting — you might consider it Disney’s rendition of a dubbed martial arts film.
And that’s it. There are some extras which essentially include a video trailer for the Disney Blu-ray/DVD release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a link to amazon.com to buy it, and even a synopsis (!?!?!) of the film.
In other words, wait for Disney to come to its senses and make this app free or at least adds more entertainment value. And even then, you probably shouldn’t bother.
Note: Because of hardware limitations, iPod Touch users will need an external microphone and earphones to make full use of the application.
Walt Disney Studios Announces Plans for D23 Expo, Screenings Include Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D and More!
Burbank, California – August 19, 2009 — The Walt Disney Studios is jumping on the D23 Expo bandwagon with four-days (September 10-13) of exciting programming that includes major overviews of upcoming films by Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook and Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, plus a full schedule of events spotlighting new releases and newly restored digital versions of classic favorites.
Cook will present exclusive sneak peeks at such highly anticipated Disney features as “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” “Old Dogs” (with Robin Williams and John Travolta), “Prince of Persia” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (both from producer Jerry Bruckheimer), “Tron: Legacy,” plus updates on many more exciting projects. Lasseter will discuss and show materials from such upcoming Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ motion pictures as “The Princess and the Frog,” “Rapunzel,” “Toy Story 3,” etc. Both presentations will be held at The Anaheim Convention Center in a 4000-seat arena.
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