“A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney” Coming To The Disney Gallery

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From the Art of Disney Website:


Coming November 12, 2011!

 

will present

All Aboard . . .
A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney

On the very first episode of the Disneyland® television series, aired October 27, 1954, Walt Disney proclaimed that “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse.” However, an argument could be made that Disneyland® may have been started by a train. Walt’s fascination with trains began when he was a small boy growing up in Marceline, Missouri, in the early 1900s. At one time he actually worked on a railroad, selling fruit, drinks and newspapers to passengers when he was 15. His fascination with trains was rekindled in the 1940s, thanks to a number of Studio employees who were also railroad enthusiasts. This passion culminated in the construction of a 1/8-scale “live steamer” at his home in Holmby Hills. When Walt Disney started to plan Disneyland in the early 1950s, it was clear  from the start that trains would play an important part in his creative vision – and trains have continued to be a focal point at Disney parks worldwide.

Now arriving at The Disney Gallery is a Disney railroad retrospective, so all aboard for All Aboard, showcasing the artwork and inspiration for Disney railroads, trains and train attractions throughout the years.

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We’ve Been Working On Walt’s Railroads
Fresh Perspectives on the Grand Circle Tour

Walt Disney was never alone in his enthusiasm for trains. In fact, his fascination with rolling stock was shared by a number of his studio employees, most notably Ward Kimball and Ollie Johnston, two of his “Nine Old Men” in animation, and Roger Broggie, a machinist who would later go on to become a vice president at WED Enterprises (now Walt Disney Imagineering). These kindred spirits encouraged Walt to pursue his passion. In the same way, Walt has inspired generations of people to develop an interest in trains, primarily through the ones found in Disney parks (which may be the first time some people have ever ridden on a railroad).

Among those inspired by Walt are 11 artists who have created personal, distinctive pieces of art that reflect their reverence for both Walt and his railroads. These works capture fond memories of travels on Disney’s trains and provide new and interesting takes on those experiences.

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Exhibit Opening & Signing

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, join us for the exciting opening of this new exhibit along with a special artist signing from 9am to 11am with Steve Adams, Jeremy Fulton, Jeff Granito, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Olszewski, Maggie Parr and Yakovetic.

Limit TWO (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest.  We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed.  Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, artwork, release dates, and retail prices.  Merchandise for signing must be purchased on the event day at the event location.  Valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required.  Paid admission is required to enter Disney theme parks.

Steve Adams

DINOSAURS

Original
Retail: $1,500
Dimensions: 27″ x 21″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $350
Dimensions: 20″ x 29″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

 

STEAM TRAIN AND MARK TWAIN RIVERBOAT

Original
Retail: $1,500
Dimensions: 27″ x 21″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $350
Dimensions: 18″ x 30″


Deluxe Print

Retail: $35

 

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Dave Avanzino
~ Not Appearing ~

Framed Disneyland® Railroad Letters Shadowbox
Open Edition
Retail: $149.95

Framed Lilly Belle Shadowbox
Edition Size: 25
Retail: $850

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Larry Dotson
~ Not Appearing ~

WALTER E. DISNEY

Giclee
Edition Size: 250
Retail: $540

Print
Retail: $45

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Jeremy Fulton

DISNEYLAND RAILROAD

Original
Retail: $3,000
Dimensions: 44″ x 23″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $375
Dimensions: 36″ x 19″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Alex Maher
~ Not Appearing ~

WALT’S MINIATURE BACKYARD RAILROAD

Original
Retail: $4,000
Dimensions: 22″ x 28″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $360
Dimensions: 16″ x 20″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Larry Nikolai

CASEY JR. – WHISTLE STOP IN STORYBOOK LAND

Original
Retail: $4,500
Dimensions: 16″ x 20″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $350
Dimensions: 22″ x 26″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Noah

WALT IN TRAIN

Original
Retail: $7,500
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $650
Dimensions: 20″ x 30″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

THE LITTLE ENGIN”EAR”

Original
Retail: $6,500
Dimensions: 20″ x 30″

Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Edition Size: 295
Retail: $295
Dimensions: 16″ x 24″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Randy Noble
~ Not Appearing ~

GOOFY RIDES THE RAILS

Original
Retail: $2,100
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $400
Dimensions: 20″ x 15″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Robert Olszewski

Gallery of Light
Disneyland® Train Station
Retail: $95

Gallery of Light
Walt Disney World® Train Station
Retail: $95

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Maggie Parr

HEADING WEST

Original
Retail: $5,000
Dimensions: 30″ x 36″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $795
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

RIGHT ON TIME

Original
Retail: $4,500
Dimensions: 30″ x 36″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $795
Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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George Scribner
~ Not Appearing ~

LIKE CLOCKWORK

Original
Retail: $3,500
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $350
Dimensions: 24″ x 26″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Yakovetic

ALL ABOARD

Original
Retail: $4,500
Dimensions: 13″ x 16″

Giclee
Edition Size: 95
Retail: $350
Dimensions: 22″ x 26″

Deluxe Print
Retail: $35

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Attraction Posters on Wood Panels

Disneyland® Railroad
Retail: $124.95
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″
(Art Concept Shown)

Walt Disney World® Railroad
Retail: $124.95
Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

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Ward Kimball Train “G Scale”
Retail: $500

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Disneyland® Railroad Boxed Commemorative Coin Set
24kt Gold Plated
Retail: $175

Walt Disney World® Railroad Boxed Commemorative Coin Set
24kt Gold Plated
Retail: $175

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