2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Animation and Film Art

By Leslie Combemale | November 9, 2022

This holiday season, many of us are less fearful of getting together with family and friends, even if we still might have to be cautious. That’s great news! It’s certainly been a tough few years, and now it’s time to celebrate the ones we love who are here and healthy, and raise a toast of …

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Heather Edwards Art and Exclusive Interview

By Leslie Combemale | October 6, 2022

In the latest Disney Fine Art release, there is a wonderful collection premiered by Heather Edwards, and it’s all VILLAINS! Heather has been creating beautiful fantasy art from the beginning of her career, and became an official Disney artist over a decade ago. Her originals are snapped up before they’re even released, or are done …

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10 Lesser-Known Christmas Cartoon Shorts for the Holidays

By Leslie Combemale | November 25, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, once again! It’s time to watch some Christmas cartoon shorts to get us all in the mood. There’s much trouble in the world, of course, but this year it seems we can actually spend time together and celebrate love and light, whatever that might mean in terms of belief, …

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10 Lesser-Known Christmas Cartoon Shorts for the Holidays

By Leslie Combemale | November 25, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, once again! It’s time to watch some Christmas cartoon shorts to get us all in the mood. There’s much trouble in the world, of course, but this year it seems we can actually spend time together and celebrate love and light, whatever that might mean in terms of belief, …

read more...

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Animation and Film Art

By Leslie Combemale | November 9, 2022

This holiday season, many of us are less fearful of getting together with family and friends, even if we still might have to be cautious. That’s great news! It’s certainly been a tough few years, and now it’s time to celebrate the ones we love who are here and healthy, and raise a toast of …

read more...

Heather Edwards Art and Exclusive Interview

By Leslie Combemale | October 6, 2022

In the latest Disney Fine Art release, there is a wonderful collection premiered by Heather Edwards, and it’s all VILLAINS! Heather has been creating beautiful fantasy art from the beginning of her career, and became an official Disney artist over a decade ago. Her originals are snapped up before they’re even released, or are done …

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Tim Rogerson Making Movie Magic: In His Own Words

By Leslie Combemale | September 24, 2022

The Story behind Tim Rogerson’s New Art: “Bros in Business” and “Making Movie Magic”. I asked Tim Rogerson to give us a little insight into the new pieces just released that made a huge splash at D23 this year, Bros in Business, featuring Oswald and Mickey, and Making Movie Magic, starring Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, …

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The Art of Sleeping Beauty: the artists, animators, & history of Disney’s classic film

By Leslie Combemale | September 1, 2022

ArtInsights has some strange and wonderful connections to the art of Sleeping Beauty, and further, to the artists who were integral to making the Disney classic. This blog will talk about that, and also offer a few great images of Sleeping Beauty art for Disney collectors! First, take a look at the original trailer from …

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The Art of Snoopy Come Home: Snoopy at his Best

By Leslie Combemale | August 11, 2022

I’ve talked a lot about Snoopy Come Home here on this blog, especially HERE. If you read my blog regularly, you know it’s one of my favorite cartoons. It has a lot going for it, and is unique a lot of ways, in terms of Peanuts animated history. For one thing, it’s one of only …

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Disney+’s Willow uses John Alvin’s Title Treatment for New Series

By Leslie Combemale | August 11, 2022

The new Willow live action original series has a premiere date of November 30th on Disney+, which is not as far away as it seems, and fans of the classic 1988 feature film are starting to get excited. That premiere date was announced at the Star Wars Celebration in May, along with a teaser trailer: …

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The Art of Alan Bodner: Art and Exclusive Alan Bodner Interview

By Leslie Combemale | July 7, 2022

So far Alan Bodner has had a career that inspire aspiring artists, and should capture the imagination of animation and film fan, and it looks like he’s just getting started. The Emmy and Annie-award winning art director, illustrator, and fine artist has worked on many favorites from the recent past, and was even the art …

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20th Anniversary of Lilo & Stitch: Celebrating the art and story of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch

By Leslie Combemale | June 25, 2022

Time sure goes by fast for Disney fans. It’s the 20th anniversary of Lilo & Stitch! It seems like only yesterday Disney put out their 42nd feature film, introducing the world to the blue alien “Experiment 626” and the concept of Ohana. Stitch, as Experiment 626’s human friend Lilo Pelekai calls him after adopting him …

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40th Anniversary of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: John Alvin and the Making of the E.T Movie Poster

By Leslie Combemale | June 10, 2022

If I said I had a favorite movie poster and then touched my two index fingers, you’d know which poster I meant. The mark of a great movie poster is one that, when the movie is mentioned, it’s the poster image it conjures, not a scene from the movie. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the ultimate …

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Pixar Pride: The Fine Art of Pixar

By Leslie Combemale | May 13, 2022

When I started doing research for this blog, I had no idea the wealth of fun and info Pixar has created for its fans. Sooo much cool stuff! It was a joy to discover. Hang tight and you’ll be able to discover it, too, through this blog! For many years, we didn’t have access to …

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It’s The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown History and Art

By Leslie Combemale | April 16, 2022

If, like me, you’re a diehard fan of all things Peanuts and Charlie Brown animated specials, you’ve seen the 1974’s Emmy-nominated It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown!. When my friends at Bill Melendez Studios found some great art from the special, I thought it might be time to not only feature the art but talk …

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The History and Art of Disney’s Haunted Mansion

By Leslie Combemale | March 17, 2022

I can’t believe after more than 30 years selling Disney art, this is the first time the art Disney’s Haunted Mansion has become available. It inspired me to write about my favorite Disney attraction. In the many times I’ve gone to Disney World and Disneyland for work or for fun, the Haunted Mansion has always …

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How George Sanders Made Me Love Disney & 10 Things You Might Not Know about Disney’s The Jungle Book

By Leslie Combemale | March 4, 2022

The Jungle Book was my gateway drug into the addictive world of Disney feature films. I had always been a movie geek, from the first time I can remember watching a movie. As a Gen X baby, I was generally unsupervised in my viewing, often to my detriment, but I was also a very stubborn …

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Celebrating Stuart Craig and Harry Potter Art:

By Leslie Combemale | January 14, 2022

In the just-released HBO Max releasing Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: A Return to Hogwarts, Harry Potter film franchise production designer Stuart Craig is mentioned and called up fondly by a number of cast members. For good reason! Apart from the cast, Stuart Craig, who worked on the entire series, is one of the players that …

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Introducing The Art of Alan Bodner: Award-Winning Disney, Warner Bros, & DreamWorks Art Director

By Leslie Combemale | December 10, 2021

We’re incredibly excited to announce the art of Alan Bodner, which is inspired by mid-century modern design styles, is now available at ArtInsights. The first release will include limited editions featuring classic tv, great Broadway shows, and your favorite musicians from all genres. As you know, we are committed to highlighting artists that actually work …

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