DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: BEAKER
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Favorites, The Muppet's!
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: Now a seasoned veteran in the art world, Tim Rogerson casts his artwork with a very evident energy and passion. Inspired by the works of Edgar Degas and Malcolm Liepke, the North Carolina native has embarked on an artistic journey that has taken him from Degas to Disney to darling of the industry.
Using the medium of oil paints, he focuses on capturing people in social settings, “My work will always evolve, becoming more complex and detailed,” says Rogerson.
While studying at the Ringling School, Rogerson gained the reputation as an upcoming artist and influence in his own right. His unique style was recognized when he was awarded the 2003 Best Painter Award from Ringling, followed by 2003 and 2004 Best of Ringling Award. One of his recognized works was an emotionally powerful portrait of “Mr. Lincoln.”
Tim Rogerson’s success had come in the form of an official title. Named an Official Artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Winter Team, Rogerson took the POP world by surprise with his colorful and impacting style. Rogerson obtained this designation by working with an official licensee of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Fine Art Ltd. Rogerson’s piece titled “US Olympic Winter Team 2006” was released as both a limited edition giclée in an edition of 250 and an open edition poster. His contribution helped support the U.S. Olympic Winter Team.
“As my personal style is emerging and I break down the composition into simple shapes, with each shape having its own palette – it’s a jigsaw puzzle of color to form an image,” ~ Tim Rogerson.
ABOUT THE FILM: The Muppet Movie is a 1979 musical road comedy film and the first theatrical film featuring the Muppets. An international co-production of the United Kingdom and the United States, the film was directed by James Frawley and produced by Jim Henson, and its screenplay was conceived by The Muppet Show writers Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns. Produced by Henson Associates and ITC Entertainment between the first and second half of The Muppet Show's third season, the film tells the origin story of the Muppets: Kermit the Frog embarks on a cross-country trip to Hollywood, encountering several of the Muppets—who all share the same ambition of finding success in professional show business—along the way while being pursued by Doc Hopper, an evil restaurateur with intentions of employing Kermit as a spokesperson for his frog legs business.
In addition to the Muppet performers, the film stars Charles Durning and Austin Pendleton, and it features cameo appearances by Dom DeLuise, James Coburn, Edgar Bergen (in his final film appearance), Steve Martin, and Mel Brooks, among others. Notable for its surreal humour, meta-references and prolific use of cameos, The Muppet Movie was released in the United Kingdom on May 31, 1979, and in the United States on June 22, 1979, and it received critical praise, including two Academy Award nominations for Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher's musical score and their song, "Rainbow Connection". In 2009, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.The success of The Muppet Movie led to several other feature films starring the Muppets: The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999), The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).