Category Archives: Art
Now here is one way the celebrate the holidays…
The Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanka has created the world’s most expensive Gold Christmas Tree complete with a Disney motif with a price tag of $4.2 Million Dollars (that’s 350 million Yen). This beat’s the jewelers’s record last year where they created a Gold Christmas Treet worth nearly $1.95 Million.
The tree is made of pure gold (40kg worth) and stands 2.4 meteres high and 1.2 meteres in diameter. It is adorned with 50 gold Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Tinker Bell along with ribbons made of gold leaf. It took its creators two months to finish.
For those of you who may not have a spare $4.2 million lying around fear not! There is a cheaper version that features 20 Disney characters that stand 25cm high and will cost you a mere $24,430. While some of the miniatures have been purchased the larger tree sill needs an owner. Any takers???
The Gold Christmas Tree will be on display through Dec. 25, at Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo.
The first feature-length animated film made, Snow White has been named the number one animated film by the AFI (American Film Institute). The film was seen by 20 million people in the first three months when it was released in the 1930s.
Many of the works in the exhibit have never been seen before and are now on display in a new gallery at the Walt Disney Family Museum. The exhibit features more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings from the film. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters.
The exhibit runs through April 14th.
- Two New Books Commemorate Making of SNOW WHITE (chipandco.com)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes (chipandco.com)
- SNOW WHITE Collectors’ Edition Books are Timeless Treasures (chipandco.com)
Brian Rood has provided some of the most memorable Star Wars, Disney and Marvel art around. If you’ve visited the Art of Disney stores, D Street or picked up a Hasbro game you’ve no doubt experienced his brilliant masterpieces first hand. Recently his work has been featured in the Star Wars Saga boxed set as well as marketing for Star Wars Celebration VI. This weekend he will be participating in Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Masters which showcases only the best Disney art around.
Rood has recently started a new Facebook site where fans of his work can check out the latest art, works in progress as well as some of his personal endeavors. Please check out his page and give him a “like.” I look forward to catching up with Brian on Sorcerer Radio as well as have highlights of my interview with him on the WDW Tiki Room Podcast soon.
Halloween is just days away, but don’t fear, these tips and tricks from Babble.com, Disney’s leading online parenting platform, will have you ready to celebrate the spooky holiday in no time!
Dread decorating? Check out these 10 simple Halloween decorations like hanging cheesecloth ghosts and masked picture frames that even a zombie could perfect! Continue the creepy crafting with wickedly simple projects like ghostly tree lights, lanterns, and even fruit!
Terrified there’s not enough time to create an awesome (and affordable) costume for your child? Check out these options that can be assembled at the last minute such as a lumberjack, Clark Kent and even Dwight from The Office . Also take a peek at this video for low-key, yet spoo-key ideas for adults.