DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: SERIOUS THRILL ISSUES
MEDIUM: Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
SIZE: 14" x 14"
EDITION SIZE: 1500
ARTIST: Tom Matousek
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Crush, the Surfer Dude with Squirt, is the pint-size buddy. Inspired by Disney's film - Finding Nemo.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each Treasure On Canvas Collection Features stunning Limited-Edition artwork by many of your favorite artists. All titles are released in limited editions of 1500 and arrive beautifully gallery-wrapped and come complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Officially Licensed artwork by Disney
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Tom Matousek is a San Francisco-based, award-winning artist, who began his artistic journey by studying cartoons as a child and in a short time, could draw almost anything from memory. “I have lots of memories of staying up late with my brother and friends, watching Creature Features, and drawing anything we could get our hands on—the sports page, baseball and football cards, beverage cans, and cartoon characters. I would stay in my room for hours creating my own cartoons. From the time I was a kid, it was my dream to be a Disney artist.”
His meteoric rise as a prominent mural painter soon landed his artwork in the homes of professional athletes, high-end restaurants, and at AT&T Park, home of three-time World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. These commissions soon drew the eye of San Francisco’s world-renowned theater district, where Tom began a career in Set Design that ultimately led him, in 2010, to win a Shellie Award, the East Bay’s version of the Tony’s.
Most recently, Tom has painted for Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, former SVP of Google and current Softbank CEO, Nikesh Arora, and TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie, in addition to countless portraits of celebrities, world leaders, and global icons. With all of the famous faces to have graced Tom Matousek’s canvases over the years, it is only fitting that he now turn his deftly trained brush towards one of the most iconic faces in the entire world, Mickey Mouse, thus making his childhood dream of being a Disney Artist come true.
ABOUT THE FILM: Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton with co-direction by Lee Unkrich, the screenplay was written by Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, and Stanton from a story by Stanton. The film stars the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, and Willem Dafoe. It tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin, who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory searches for his missing son Nemo. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself.
Released on May 30, 2003, Finding Nemo won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the first Pixar film to do so. It was also nominated in three more categories, including Best Original Screenplay. Additionally, it became the highest-grossing animated film at the time of its release and was the second-highest-grossing film of 2003.
Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD title of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006, and was the highest-grossing G-rated film of all time before Pixar's own Toy Story 3 overtook it. The film was voted one of the 100 greatest motion pictures since 2000. A sequel, Finding Dory, was released on June 17, 2016, in the United States.