Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Review: The Summer Fairies from 'Fantasia'

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One of last week's Fall 2012 Releases, the Summer Fairies from Fantasia, began to arrive at retailers and started to ship by the end of the week.  The sculpture features the 3 summer fairies as they're transitioning from summer into fall, perfect timing as we're approaching summer's end as well.

The sculpture marks the debut of the Green Fairies. What struck me the first time I saw this sculpture were the subtle gold tones in the leaves where each fairy is either landing or resting and the personality (on closer view) of each of their faces. To truly appreciate this sculpture, I suggest displaying on a lower shelf to capture the color change in the leaves, that you don't see if displayed on a higher shelf.


This sculpture ranks up there in my favorites, along with the Autumn and Dewdrop Fairies as my favorite.



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Helpful Hints in Unpacking Your Sculpture

  • Remove foam piece below front leaf before removing the sculpture.
  • Open plastic covering carefully.
  • Lift the piece out slowly and carefully by the base lifting it straight up. Do not pivot. Ensure that the wings on the back fairy do not get caught in the styrofoam.
  • Carefully remove the foam between the wings of the back fairy.
  • Also when removing the foam between the two front fairies, be careful the left arm of the middle fairy does not get caught in the foam.
  • If placing the sculpture back in the box, ensure that none of the elements come into contact with the styrofoam.

Once successfully unpacked, you can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy :)


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'Summer's Twilight, Autumn's Dawn' sculpted by Kent Melton is a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 500 and features the 20th Anniversary Backstamp.

Plussed with three bronze fairies, this enchanting sculpture reflects the delicate artistry of Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece. 


This latest Fantasia sculpture is indeed something beautiful, something fantastic, and perfectly complements the Walt Disney Classics Collection’s other entrancing Fantasia Fairy sculptures.


Below are some additional angles capturing each of the Summer Fairies individual personalities.



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4 comments:

Matthew said...

It's a wonderful piece! Thanks for the terrific pictures, Don!
Thanks to WDCC and Kent for this piece!

Duckman said...

You're Welcome Matthew!

It truly is an Awesome piece! Kent did another Amazing Job!! This has worked it's way up to my #2 favorite of the Fantasia Fairies releases!

Chadwick Land said...

As always, I enjoy the news, the reviews and all the dedicated fans sharing their passion for Disney art. I look forward to my pieces coming soon. I hope you also revisit some of the other pieces associated with the new Blu-ray DVDs out this week. I too hope for very exciting news about this wonderful collection in 2013! IMO no other product line produced by Disney captures the spirit or creativity of their varied projects/characters better than Classics.

Duckman said...

Thanks Chad! Hopefully yours has arrived. It's such a stunning piece.

I will be reviewing the new Snow White and Prince sculpture (mine arrived yesterday) and will revisit some of the other past releases over the next week. It's always nice to revisit previous releases and agree 100%, no other medium captures the integrity or bringing these 2D characters to life in 3D like the Walt Disney Classics Collection!