DISNEY TREASURES: TOGETHER AT LAST
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast and features Dumbo and his mother trunks embrace and finally enjoy along waited moment together.
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: Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth Disney animated feature film, it is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, and illustrated by Helen Durney for the prototype of a novelty toy ("Roll-a-Book"). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed "Dumbo", as in "dumb". He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact can fly by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy, a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.
In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant".
A live-action adaptation of the film directed by Tim Burton was released on March 29, 2019.