#050 ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED ARTWORK of ARIEL AND FLOUNDER

Running over with joy, this spectacular illustration, though camera ready and finished with printer’s marks, was never published. The action, as the two leap joyously against the setting sun, and the notation “page 24″ indicate the triumphant conclusion to a story. But what story? And with such a beautiful piece of art in question does it matter? Hand inked and painted on a 9 x 7″ cel, the image is 5-5/8 x 4-3/4′, with master acrylic background rendered on a larger 13 x 15” board to accommodate text. Disney, 2000.

#049 ORIGINAL ARTWORK of ARIEL AND FLOUNDER WITH TREASURE CHEST from “ARIEL’S CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SEA’ CD BOOKLET

Deep in her secret grotto, Ariel is enchanted to learn how humans celebrate Christmas and is inspired to create the holiday right here in Atlantica. Accompanied by her best pal Flounder, she avidly studies how it is done in this original artwork for page 7 of the read-along booklet accompanying the special holiday CD and cassette release. The camera-ready art is gorgeously hand inked and painted on a 9 x 7″ cel with original background rendered in acrylic on a 13 x 15″ board with printer’s marks. The top portion of the board is blank to accommodate the text of the story, but can be trimmed off for framing. Disney, 2,000.

#048 ORIGINAL CD COVER ARTWORK for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Belle ministers to Beast’s injured paw in this tender scene created for the cover of the Beauty and the Beast CD as part of the “Disney Dreams” limited edition box set collection of 16 film soundtracks released as a Christmas exclusive only in Japan. The finished camera-ready artwork is 18 x 18″, rendered in acrylic on board by veteran Disney artist Ron Diaz for the cover of the Beauty and the Beast CD as part of the “Disney Dreams” limited edition box set collection of 16 film soundtracks released as a Christmas exclusive only in Japan. Disney, 1991.

#047 ORIGINAL CD COVER ARTWORK for SLEEPING BEAUTY

Briar Rose waltzes with the Mock Prince in this classically beautiful original artwork created for the cover of the Sleeping Beauty CD as part of the “Disney Dreams” limited edition box set collection of 16 film soundtracks released as a Christmas exclusive only in Japan. The camera-ready painting is 13-3/8 x 13-1/2″, rendered in acrylic on board by long-time Disney master artist Ron Diaz. There is a bend in the lower left corner of the cover cel, which is not needed when the piece is framed. Disney, 1991.