Disney Production Art

“Bella Notte,” original animation cel from the 1955 Walt Disney motion picture “Lady and the Tramp.” Part of the “Disney Production Art” exhibition. Collection of Janet and Mark Hilbert.


Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through Sept. 23 2017

Location Info:

Hilbert Museum of California Art
167 N Atchison St
Orange, CA  92866
Painter Eyvind Earle enchanted viewers of Walt Disney's 1959 animated adaptation of Sleeping Beauty with his breathtaking and idiosyncratic scenic designs, characterized by voluminous curves enriched with dark shadows. Earle also worked on Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp and other Disney shorts, but his work on Sleeping Beauty stands out the most, inspiring horror film maestro Guillermo Del Toro years later. Earle is in good company among other established painters: Mary Blair, Preston Blair, William Jekel, Millard Sheets, Emil Kosa Jr., and others, whom all at one point provided Disney with some of its most memorable poster art, background design and concept paintings. This exhibit spans the early, golden years of Disney, and doesn't disappoint in its display of colorful, romantic worlds that defined the cinema of a generation.


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