Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star

Many of you know of my love for Thomas Kinkade pictures and my Patrick's love of Disneyland. I have a few Kinkade prints and a canvas celebrating Disnyland's 50th anniversery. Wouldn't this make a great addition to the walls of my home?

"The Disney Dreams Collection celebrates great moments from Walt Disney Films. The artist calls these paintings "narrative panoramas" because each painting tells the entire story of the film in one image. For the painting Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star we see Pinocchio upon a hillside overlooking the setting of his adventures. We see Honest John and Geppetto's workshop where Pinocchio was formed. On the right we see Pleasure Island and Monstro the whale preparing to engulf Geppetto's sailing vessel. Butterflies and sparkles lend magical accents as the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket look on. "

Here are some notes I found about the painting:

1. Pinocchio is the second release in Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams Collection.

2. Thom has placed a total of 25 N’s in Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star as tribute to his love for his wife Nanette, as well as in celebration for his 25 years as a published artist.

3. Thom has incorporated many hidden Mickeys in Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Can you find them all?

4. Take a look at the far right side of Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star and you will see Pleasure Island, as well as the whale, Monstro!
5. Thom has recreated a fanciful scene in this painting, based on original sketches that the movie backgrounds were based on.

6. The natural bridge featured in this work is not in the movie, but Thom placed it in the painting as a symbol of the passage of time.
7. Thom has incorporated important characters from the movie into Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Is that Honest John and Gideon coming up the walkway? Can you spot the Blue Fairy, which per Thom, is a symbol of hope? Jiminy Cricket is also somewhere in the painting. Can you find him?
8. Thom has placed the letter “W” in Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star as tribute to his daughter, Winsor.

9. Thom placed over 300 hours of work in Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star. Make note of all the detail in this painting, including the cobblestone road. This is without a doubt one of Thom’s most detailed works.


Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

Christina said...

I think the first paitintin is BEAUTIFUL! A little touch of Disney.

I have yet to find all the hidden Mickey's in your painting at home!