DISNEY TREASURES COLLECTION: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
MEDIUM: Giclée on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
SIZE: 10" x 20"
EDITION SIZE: 1500
ARTIST: Rob Kaz
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Inspired by Walt Disney’s Animated Film Lilo & Stitch!
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: 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: Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the second of three Disney animated feature films that were produced primarily at the Florida animation studio in Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. It was officially released on June 21, 2002, to positive reviews and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.
The film's story revolves around two eccentric and mischievous individuals: a six-year-old Hawaiian girl named Lilo Pelekai, who is raised by her 19-year-old sister Nani after their parents died in a car accident, and a blue extraterrestrial animal-like creature called Experiment 626, who is adopted by Lilo as her "dog" and renamed "Stitch". Stitch, who is genetically engineered by his mad scientist creator to cause chaos and destruction, initially uses Lilo to avoid being captured by an intergalactic federation, but the two individuals develop a close bond through the Hawaiian concept of ʻohana or extended family. This bond causes Stitch to reconsider and later defy his intended destructive purpose in order to keep his family together.