Off the top of your head, you can probably rattle off dozens of famous live-action film directors. In animation though, except for a very elite group, the directors are rarely the stars of the show. Two names that may not be on that list, but should, are Ron Clements and John Musker.
What have they directed? Oh, nothing much, just The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Great Mouse Detective and The Princess and The Frog. Their latest film, Moana, comes out December 26, and to celebrate their career, a brand new art show will open this weekend.
It's called "An Art Tribute To The Disney Films Of Ron Clements & John Musker" and it's presented by Cyclops Print Works, Gallery Nucleus, Disney Fine Art, Oh My Disney and Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio. The show opens at 7:00PM on November 19 local time at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. But before that, we're excited to share a small portion of art from the show, a few of which have never been seen before.
Here's Aladdin by Brittney Lee, a 20"x30" screenprint in an edition of 200.
Arabian Nights by Phillip Light, an 11"x14" giclée in a limited-edition of 50.
Hercules by Alex Riegert-Waters, a 13"x23" giclée in a limited-edition of 50.
Hercules by Mark Englert, a 12"x36" screenprint in an edition of 90.
I Dream of Genie by Tim Rogerson, an original piece.
Life is the Bubbles by Andrea Fernandez, an original piece.
Moana by Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, a 20"x30" screenprint in an edition of 195.
The Great Mouse Detective by Tom Whalen, a 36"x24" screenprint in an edition of 275.
The Little Mermaid by JC Richard, 12"x36" a screenprint by edition of 225.
The Princess and the Frog by Josh Holtsclaw, a 24"x36" screenprint in an edition of 150.
Treasure Planet by Dave Perillo, a 11"x14" seven colour serigraph in an limited-Edition of 95.
Treasure Planet by Joe Dunn, a 36"x12" screenprint in an edition of 160.
Olivia Flavorsham by Eric Goldberg, an original piece.
Pantheon by Abigail L. Dela Cruz, a 20"x 7.2" gicleé in a limited-Edition of 50.
Under the Sea by Eri Kamijo, a 12"x12" giclee in a limited-edition of 50.