Disney Gallery Review: Snow Queen's Art of Ice
I've really come to appreciate the work of Disney Legend Marc Davis. He had a lot of influence over iconic Disneyland attractions like The Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean. He was not only an animator but an accomplished artist. So one of my favorite things to have seen at this exhibit is his original artwork.
Here is another original art piece that I found really interesting. Marc Davis created Tinkerbell and in this piece, you can see some of the similarities in his drawing. As in many Disney movies, animals play a role in supporting the characters.
The exhibit itself is pretty simple with just a couple showcases featuring Frozen maquettes and then different art renderings on the walls. However, you have to start at the very beginning to appreciate how the story of The Snow Queen eventually evolved into the Disney story Frozen. It is also fascinating to see how it was all hand drawn art when the idea was first conceived and then you see all digital art as you make your way to the end of the pictures hung on the wall. It is both chronologically laid out as well as an evolution of Disney animation from hand drawings to the use of technology.
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I miss the grand space that the Disney Gallery used to occupy in New Orleans Square (now known as The Disney Dream Suite). It shares space with all the other great displays located in this building on Main Street. It feels like a temporary space located within the lobby of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
I was happy to see the new exhibit. It was carefully laid out. It really tells a great story of how the classic fairy tale of The Snow Queen became the most beloved Disney movie as of today, Frozen. It's a great chance to see some beautiful original artwork. The Snow Queen's Art of Ice at the Disney Gallery is scheduled to run through mid-May.
I know some parts of the country are experiencing their own true life adventures of frozen-like weather. Sending some virtual Southern California sun your way...
....and some pixie dust, too!