DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: A MOON AND A STAR
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s 1988 Film the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The sultry and sexy Jessica Rabbit sitting on a suspended golden crescent moon in her diva red glitter evening gown.
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Each Treasures 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: Brilliantly composed and filled with vibrant color, the paintings of Manuel Hernandez are a feast for the eyes. Reflecting the mastery and energy of some of the finest artists to ever fill the pages of Disney history, Hernandez’s work captures the magic and essence of this timeless artistic tradition and moves it reverently into the twenty-first century.
Manuel’s meticulous attention to detail is the hallmark to his paintings. Traditionally trained, Manuel Hernandez, a Southern California native was originally inspired and influenced by the contemporary illustrative works of J.C. Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell and Norman Rockwell. Having studied and apprenticed as an illustrator, Manuel Hernandez developed his skills with pen and brush to a level of mastery that would come to satisfy even the most discerning eye of some of the more critical Disney art traditionalists.
When asked to contribute his artistic interpretation of the Walt Disney legend Hernandez set about to create a fresh perspective utilizing a modern Americana theme made famous by his early illustrative influences. Armed with many years of study and an equally demanding self-drive for perfectionism, Hernandez incorporated the powerful style of Muralist Diego Rivera, which when blended with his illustrative technique helped to create the unique and passionate artwork, he would become famous for.
ABOUT THE FILM: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 live-action/animated comedy-mystery film loosely based on the 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf, the film stars Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye and Joanna Cassidy. Set in a 1947 version of Hollywood where cartoon characters and people co-exist, the film follows Eddie Valiant, a private investigator who must exonerate Roger Rabbit, a "Toon" (i.e., cartoon character) who is accused of murdering a wealthy businessman.
Walt Disney Pictures purchased the film rights for the film's story in 1981. Price and Seaman wrote two drafts of the script before Disney brought in executive producer Steven Spielberg and his production company, Amblin Entertainment. Zemeckis was brought on to direct the film while Canadian animator Richard Williams was hired to supervise the animation sequences.
The film received acclaim from critics, who praised its visuals, humor, writing and performances. It won three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for its animation direction by Williams.