DISNEY LIMITED EDITION: TREASURE TROVE
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated The Little Mermaid and features Princess Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder surrounded by their found treasurers!
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each piece is hand-numbered, signed and embellished by the artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Rob Kaz, following graduation from UCF, began working for a number of small animation studios. Because Disney had recently relocated their animation studios to California and left many animators in Central Florida who chose not to uproot, Rob found himself working "alongside, quite possibly, the most talented artists I've ever known right there in those small studios." Their influence was invaluable.
While at the studios, Rob had the opportunity to work in many areas of film. In particular, the time spent in character creation and environments heavily influenced his painting style.
For some time, Rob worked as a character artist for Electronic Arts (EA Tiburon) creating human likenesses in games such as Madden and NCAA football.
When Rob paints, he imagines places he'd rather be and he imagines friends along the way. Those two categories, Places I'd Rather Be and Friends Along the Way, occurred naturally as Rob began building a body of work. In most cases, his paintings easily fall into one or the other (and sometimes both).
When his last contract ended with EA, Rob took a leap of faith and began painting full time. Today, Rob's work is a mirror of his background in animation and video game art.
ABOUT THE FILM: The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures. It is loosely based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film tells the story of a mermaid Princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince named Eric, which leads her to make a magic deal with an evil sea witch to become human and be with him.
The Little Mermaid was released to theaters on November 17, 1989 to critical acclaim, earning praise for the animation, music, and plot. It was also a commercial success and is given credit for breathing life back into the art of Disney animated feature films. The film won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, Under the Sea. The film's success lead to a stage adaptation and began performances on Broadway January 10, 2008.