DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: WE'LL KEEP EM'
MEDIUM: Embellished Giclée on Canvas
SIZE: 18" x 24"
EDITION SIZE: 95
ARTIST: James Coleman
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 1961 Animated film 101 Dalmatians and features Anita, Roger, Perdita, Pongo, and the pups.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Limited edition prints are reproductions of an original piece of artwork. The giclée prints on canvas are museum-quality prints that last upwards of 100 years. Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers. The run of prints is capped at a specific number. Limited edition prints can be more valuable to art collectors than prints without a restricted number of copies because of the rarity of the prints. Each piece is hand-numbered and embellished by the artist. Each piece also includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: James Coleman is a name synonymous with sweeping skies, tropical rain forests, rich deep woods, and silent deserts. The images created by this talented man continue to delight all that view them. James Coleman’s distinguished history has seen him with Walt Disney Feature Animation for more than twenty years; creating art and backgrounds for animated classics such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast “. The contribution made by James Coleman to the world of art over some thirty years – both in film and fine art – has made him one of the most collected artists in the contemporary art world. His work is impressionistic and luminous. His paintings are warm, inviting, and unique. As a true master of color, light, and design, James Coleman’s artwork can be found in many fine, personal, and corporate art collections – including that of the Disney family itself.
ABOUT THE FILM: One Hundred and One Dalmatians is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Dodie Smith. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman, it was Disney's 17th animated feature film. The film tells the story of a litter of Dalmatian puppies who are kidnapped by the villainous Cruella de Vil who wants to use their fur to make into coats. Their parents, Pongo and Perdita, set out to save their children from Cruella, in the process rescuing 84 additional puppies that were bought in pet shops, bringing the total of Dalmatians to 101.
The film was originally released to theaters on January 25, 1961, by Buena Vista Distribution, and was a box office success. Aside from its box office revenue, its commercial success was due to the employment of inexpensive animation techniques, such as using xerography during the process of inking and painting traditional animation cels, which kept production costs down. Disney would later release a live-action adaptation named 101 Dalmatians in 1996 and its sequel, 102 Dalmatians in 2000. A direct to video animated sequel directly to the film named 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure was released in 2003. A live-action spin-off/prequel called Cruella directed by Craig Gillespie is scheduled to be released on May 28, 2021.