We hope you can “bear” with us, because we have some very good news. Jerrod Maruyama, known for his Disney Parks artwork including the “Kingdom of Cute” vinyl figurine series, will have four new pieces debuting at the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including “Cute Country,” which pays tribute to the genuine, original Country Bear Jamboree.
CUTE COUNTRY – one of my 4 new pieces set to debut at the 2019 #Epcot Int. Festival of the Arts next month! I have wanted to do a #CountryBears piece forever. So, clap your hands & stomp your feet & I’ll see you in Orlando soon! #Disney @WDWToday #WonderGroundGallery pic.twitter.com/X3qYyFh0f9
— Jerrod Maruyama (@jmaruyama) December 20, 2018
As you can see, the work features much of the Country Bear ensemble, including Henry, Big Al, Swingin’ Teddi Barra, and more. Maruyama is expected to appear at the Festival (though his schedule is still unknown), so there should be an extra-special opportunity to take this exceptional work home signed by the artist himself.
Keep reading WDW News Today as we keep you posted on everything coming to the Epcot International Festival of the Arts!