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ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 1992 film Aladdin and features Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Genie and Abu.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each piece is hand-numbered and embellished by the artist. Each piece also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jared Franco is an exclusively self-taught artist, who began drawing at the age of three. He has known ever since, that being an artist is the only creative outlet in life he desires. His grandfather created impeccable paintings of British and French history; this is unquestionably where Franco inherited his passion to paint. Initially, Franco favored drawing, he pulled inspiration from beloved painters such as Salvador Dali, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. as he formed a passion for surrealism. His artistic passion was put on a brief hold while he served in the US Army from 2006-2010. Upon returning from his deployment in Iraq, he picked up his paint brush, springing him forward onto his journey of becoming a fine artist. His artistic efforts focused on the fantasy genre, and of course, his long-time childhood love of Disney characters and storytelling. He dreamed of one day becoming a Disney artist and made that his greatest life goal. Now, a reality, he’s determined to create the most beautiful, classic Disney art, yet with a flare, which makes them only recognizable as a Jared Franco piece.
ABOUT THE FILM: Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from the One Thousand and One Nights. The film follows Aladdin, an Arabian street urchin, who finds a magic lamp containing a genie. He disguises himself as a wealthy prince, and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter.
Aladdin was released on November 25, 1992, to critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992 earning of over $504 million in worldwide box office revenue. Aladdin garnered two Academy Awards, as well as other accolades for its soundtrack which had the first and only number from a Disney feature to earn a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the film's theme song sung by Regina Belle.