Doug Rogers (Art Director of Shreck) turned me on to this show and accompanying book tracing the history of disney art. Amazingly and to my massive surprise I have several pieces in the show and in the book. Who knew? I ordered a case for sale on the site and at conventions, so look for it soon. I only saw 1 painting in the book and it is a double page spread of a "The Princess and the Frog" painting that is NOT in the art of book. It's good to see things not repeated over and over.
I plan to make a trip there soon and will do a book signing when I go to the museum. Stay tuned for dates and times!
This is BIG for Disney art fans. The ARL (Animation Research Library) that stores all the art that is done for each film, has not shown this art before to the public. The library is only for employees and artists working on Disney films and shows. I have seen some of this work, as they occasionally put on shows at the studio, but never like this. If you are into Disney art and want to see what it REALLY looks like, GO! There is always a big difference between images that are reproduced in books, or in a DVD extras clip and the real art!
From the NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art) website:
Dreams Come True showcases original artwork from legendary Disney animated films, including Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, and will feature a children's section celebrating Disney's connections with jazz music and the Crescent City. The artworks, on loan from the Walt Disney Studio Animation Research Library, will be accompanied by film clips to demonstrate how individual sketches and paintings lead to a finished celluloid masterpiece. Organized by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library and the New Orleans Museum of Art, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, which cannot be seen anywhere else in North America is set to coincide with the premier of Disney's upcoming animated feature, The Princess and the Frog, set in New Orleans during the 1920s Jazz Age.