DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: A NEW DISCOVERY
MEDIUM: Giclée on Canvas
SIZE: 24" x 20"
EDITION SIZE: 95
ARTIST: James Coleman
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by the 1942 movie Bambi and features Bambi, Thumper and Flower.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Limited edition prints are reproductions of an original piece of artwork. The giclée prints on canvas are museum-quality prints that last upwards of 100 years. Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers. The run of prints is capped at a specific number. Limited edition prints can be more valuable to art collectors than prints without a restricted number of copies because of the rarity of the prints. Each piece is hand-numbered and embellished by the artist. Each piece also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: James Coleman is a name synonymous with sweeping skies, tropical rain forests, rich deep woods, and silent deserts. The images created by this talented man continue to delight all that view them. James Coleman’s distinguished history has seen him with Walt Disney Feature Animation for more than twenty years; creating art and backgrounds for animated classics such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast“. The contribution made by James Coleman to the world of art over some thirty years – both in film and fine art – has made him one of the most collected artists in the contemporary art world. His work is impressionistic and luminous. His paintings are warm, inviting, and unique. As a true master of color, light, and design, James Coleman’s artwork can be found in many fine, personal, and corporate art collections – including that of the Disney family itself.
ABOUT THE FILM: Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand and produced by Walt Disney. The film is based on the 1923 book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author and hunter Felix Salten. The film was released on August 13, 1942, and is the fifth Disney animated feature film.
The main characters are Bambi, a mule deer; his parents, the Great Prince of the forest and his unnamed mother; his friends Thumper, a pink-nosed rabbit; and Flower, a skunk; and his childhood friend and future mate, Faline. For the movie, Disney took the liberty of changing Bambi's species into a mule deer from his original species of roe deer, since roe deer are not native to North America. The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Sound-Sam Slyfield, Best Song for "Love Is a Song" sung by Donald Novis, and Original Music Score.
In June 2008, the American Film Institute presented a list of its "10 Top 10"—the best ten films in each of ten classic American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Bambi placed third in animation. In December 2011, the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.