DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: MYSTICAL KINGDOM OF THE BEAST
MEDIUM: Giclée Canvas Limited Edition
SIZE: 24" x 36"
EDITION SIZE: 500
ARTIST: Peter Ellenshaw
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Classics Beauty and the Beast.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each piece is on hand-numbered canvas and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: William Samuel Cook “Peter” Ellensaw was an English matte designer, special effects creator and master painter. He mentored under Percy Pop Day who played a pivotal role and mentored him on painting on canvas and glass, which was to create matte background form film.
After serving his country as an RAF pilot in World War II, Ellenshaw returned to work for Mr. Day at the studios. After a brief yearlong stint at MGM, Ellenshaw left in 1947 upon receiving a call to work for Walt Disney Studios on the film, Treasure Island. As it turned out, his partnership with Disney would last over thirty years and earn him five Oscar nominations. For his work on "Mary Poppins" in which he recreated scenes of Edwardian London in 102 different mattes, he won an Academy Award. Walt Disney became Ellenshaw's mentor and friend, spurring him on continually to perfect his craft and push the creative envelope.