DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: MICKEY SORCERER
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Classics and features Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer from the film Fantasia.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each piece is on hand-textured canvas and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ryan ‘ARCY’ Christenson is known for his paint-splashed style of large-scale street art and has been defining his skills for over a decade. In 2015, ARCY announced his inaugural North American live event mural tour, where he took his skills on the road, spray painting 8’ x 12’ live event walls in front of thousands of onlookers in many of the largest cities across the nation. Since then, ARCY has created hundreds of live murals and permanent large scale works throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. ARCY has worked for the likes of The Smithsonian Institute, Major League Baseball, and America’s National Parks Service.
During ARCY's early touring, he visited the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and developed what would blossom into an amazing relationship over the years. Now, Marceline, Missouri is his home away from home, and he stops in each time he passes though Main Street USA.
ABOUT THE FILM: Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third Disney animated feature film. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film's Master of Ceremonies, providing a live-action introduction to each animated segment.
Disney settled on the film's concept in 1938 as work neared completion on The Sorcerer's Apprentice, an elaborate Silly Symphonies short designed as a comeback role for Mickey Mouse, who had declined in popularity. As production costs grew higher than what it could earn, Disney decided to include the short in a feature-length film with other segments set to classical pieces. The soundtrack was recorded using multiple audio channels and reproduced with Fantasound, a pioneering sound reproduction system that made Fantasia the first commercial film shown in stereophonic sound.