Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Release Groupings

Over the past couple days, discussion has been on the new releases and possible groupings of new releases with previous year releases. I thought it might be fun to play around in photoshop this evening and do some groupings and add a background with them as well.

Apple Hand-Off!

Many have suggested displaying the upcoming Snow White ("Sweet Temptation") with the 1995/1996 Hag/Old Witch Event Sculpture ("Take the Apple, Dearie"). The Hag/Old Witch was available from 09/01/95 thru 03/31/96 and also received the 1996 NALED Award of Excellence. Snow White is an Open Edition release sculpted by Margi Wray and scheduled for release in September. The Hag/Old Witch was sculpted by Kent Melton.

Racing to the Rescue!

In my presentation pages, treated Aladdin and Jasmine separately based on the type of release. Aladdin ("Racing To The Rescue") is Limited to Production Year 2009 and Jasmine ("Daring Distraction"), also Limited to Production Year 2009, is the Fifth (5th) release in the Leading Ladies Series. Both sculptures, sculpted by Dusty Horner, are from the sequence when Aladdin returns from the ends of the earth to rescue Jasmine from the evil grip of the wicked Jafar!

The above grouping features the upcoming Aladdin and Jasmine with Jafar ("Villainous Vizier"), sculpted by Kent Melton, Limited to Production Year 2006.

Special Note: Please note the sculpture of Aladdin photographed was a sample. In the sample, the patch on his pants was not included. It will be included in the final production pieces. The gold color used on the treasure is an antique gold rather than shiny gold.

Delivering A Message!

Creating this image was a lot of fun. Another of my favorite releases from this quarter's announcement, Scrooge and Marley sculpted by Ruben Procopio.

This single sculpt tells so much of the meeting between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley, from the way Scrooge is crouched in his chair (almost ready to fall out of it), to the way the opalescent paint gives Goofy such an ominous appearance as he warns Scrooge he must change his ways. The second release in the Mickey's Christmas Carol Series is a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 750.


Matthew said...

These are amazing, Don.
Thank you so much for your hard work.
Highlights how wonderful these pieces are!
Thank you WDCC for making such great new scenes!

dopey926 said...

Don, once again, you did a fantastic job. Your creative juices were flowing!

Love the groupings! It's always nice to play with the displaying of the pieces.

Thank you and WDCC for a marriage made in heaven!

Duckman said...

Matthew and Toni-Thanks Very Much!

Getting a better handle on Photoshop and having fun creating the images.

I really like the Aladdin Grouping. Due to space constraints, only plan on Jasmine to display with Jafar. I like the interaction between these two sculptures.

Snow White looks great with the Hag! Still hoping we'll see a new Hag (preferrably holding a basket of apples) as a companion piece to this sculpt.

Koen said...

HI Don,

Great pictures. I wasn't going to get Snow white, but you have me rethinking that... allthough... we would have two apples, and lack of space... I've allready got about 5 snow whites... so don't realy need another one...
Aladdin looks great, will get both pieces and maybe display them with Jafar... but hopping we'll see a new Jafar... i hope they extend the scene with the Sultan dressed as a clown, the genie as a cheerleader (such a funny moment), Jago feeding crackers at the sultan and Abu as a toy...

Duckman said...

Thanks Koen!

Welcome back from your vacation! Personally am planning on passing on Snow White but Amanda really likes this one, so may be getting it for her.

I really like Jasmine with Jafar, so planning on her as well. Due to lack of space, passing on Aladdin.

Some of us were talking off-line, and some suggested liking to see the Group Hug from Aladdin done as a Signature release. I know it would consist of all repeat characters but would be fitting of a signature moment.