An Interview with Disney Artist Tim Rogerson, & 10 Things you didn’t know about Tim

By Leslie Combemale | July 24, 2020

There are few artists I’ve enjoyed working with more than Disney interpretive artist Tim Rogerson. He is not only one of the most successful artists in the Disney Art Program, selling out his editions and originals at the Disney parks and around the world, he’s one of the most joyful, optimistic people I’ve ever met, …

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Spotlight on Mickey Mouse & early original Mickey Mouse drawings

By Leslie Combemale | August 28, 2020

Mickey has been a classic draw for Disney fans since 1928. Strangely, the fascination in terms of collecting started to wane in the mid-90s, and only in the last few years has he started having a resurgence. Now, since the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse in 2018, collectors are snapping up the oldest Mickey Mouse …

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Selling Cartoon and Film Art COVID Masks: A Small Business Owner on the Importance of Face Masks

By Leslie Combemale | June 26, 2020

We are selling cartoon and film art masks. Why? Because we are 100% in on wearing them and 100% in on supplying the most awesome ones we can, to inspire people to wear them. As a small business owner, I’ve been impacted by the shutdown, to be sure. Not only were all the stores in …

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Spotlight on Mickey Mouse & early original Mickey Mouse drawings

By Leslie Combemale | August 28, 2020

Mickey has been a classic draw for Disney fans since 1928. Strangely, the fascination in terms of collecting started to wane in the mid-90s, and only in the last few years has he started having a resurgence. Now, since the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse in 2018, collectors are snapping up the oldest Mickey Mouse …

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The Life and Art of Disney Fine Artist Michelle St. Laurent: New Art + Exclusive Michelle St. Laurent Interview

By Leslie Combemale | August 14, 2020

Michelle St Laurent has made an indelible mark on the Disney fine art scene, and over her career has become one of the artists whose work is the most sought-after by Disney collectors. It’s plain to see why. Read on for more about Michelle St. Laurent and for an exclusive interview!

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An Interview with Disney Artist Tim Rogerson, & 10 Things you didn’t know about Tim

By Leslie Combemale | July 24, 2020

There are few artists I’ve enjoyed working with more than Disney interpretive artist Tim Rogerson. He is not only one of the most successful artists in the Disney Art Program, selling out his editions and originals at the Disney parks and around the world, he’s one of the most joyful, optimistic people I’ve ever met, …

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Batman Original Production Backgrounds from the Animated Shows / Interview with BTAS Background Designer Don Cameron

By Leslie Combemale | July 10, 2020

We were thrilled when, this week, we happened upon a gorgeous little collection of Batman original production backgrounds. These are from The New Adventures of Batman and Batman Beyond, and they are exquisite. One of them is over 28 inches long… Holy Priceless Collection of Etruscan Snoods! We’ve been working to find key set-ups and …

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Movie Poster artist John Alvin and the Art of Steven Spielberg’s Hook!

By Leslie Combemale | July 9, 2020

It is said often online, or really anywhere where people talk movies, that the movie Hook is beloved by anyone who was a kid when it came out in 1991, while adults were less enthused by the film. Here we are, almost 30 years later, and those kids are now adults, and they are loud …

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Alex Ross San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Virtual Release, and Why Collect Alex Ross?

By Leslie Combemale | July 3, 2020

It’s that time again, for San Diego Comic-Con 2020 and the very impressive collection of new releases that makes the Alex Ross Art booth the go-to magnet of thousands of fans and collectors that swarm SDCC every year! This year, though, the San Diego Comic-Con Alex Ross experience will be a virtual experience. That might …

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Selling Cartoon and Film Art COVID Masks: A Small Business Owner on the Importance of Face Masks

By Leslie Combemale | June 26, 2020

We are selling cartoon and film art masks. Why? Because we are 100% in on wearing them and 100% in on supplying the most awesome ones we can, to inspire people to wear them. As a small business owner, I’ve been impacted by the shutdown, to be sure. Not only were all the stores in …

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Lady and the Tramp 65th Anniversary: Animation Art Collection and Celebration

By Leslie Combemale | June 19, 2020

Lady and the Tramp was released June 22nd, 1955, making this June its 65th anniversary. The film was so popular, a live-action version of it came out in 2019! The original movie has so much history, and such a strong fanbase, we at ArtInsights thought it would be a great idea to pull together a …

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Mission Control: We’re Ready for Assignment: NASA, SpaceX, Peanuts & Charlie Brown Cartoons

By Leslie Combemale | June 2, 2020

ArtInsights is so excited about the new release of Peanuts animation art, which celebrates the long history of collaboration between Peanuts and NASA. This new collection includes “Mission Control: We’re Ready for Assignment” The NASA Space Station limited edition of 50, and original production cels from the Peanuts animation featurette, which is the 4th episode …

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The New Looney Tunes Cartoons show, Bugs Bunny’s 80th, Looney Tunes Production Cels, and voice artist Eric Bauza

By Leslie Combemale | May 25, 2020

Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny are forever entwined. His 80th birthday is coming up, and we must start celebrating early! But once again this week, I am unexpectedly and accidentally timely with my subject matter. The premiere of HBO Max on May 27th means the release of their new show Looney Tunes Cartoons coincides with …

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Animator Bob Clampett, Ruth Clampett, and The art of Beany and Cecil

By Leslie Combemale | May 19, 2020

For Father’s Day, an interview with Ruth Clampett about growing up with Bob Clampett, plus a vintage collection of Beany and Cecil art! We have the incredible luck to have gotten just a few of the extremely rare Beany and Cecil original production cels from the original 1960s show. These Beany and Cecil originals come …

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Scooby-Doo Origins, and the Scooby-Doo Original Production Art Collection

By Leslie Combemale | May 11, 2020

Zoinks! We have Scooby-Doo original production art this week as our Wednesday Wonders, and I’m happy to day we are SUPER timely for once! Let me explain…(and then let me relay some fun facts and info on one of my favorite cartoons, Scooby-Doo!)  This May sees the online release of the computer-animated feature SCOOB!, direct …

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Harry Potter Day, Harry Potter Art, COVID, Kindness, and Contributions

By Leslie Combemale | May 5, 2020

After all is said and done, Harry Potter is about love. It’s about tolerance and hope and acceptance and teamwork.  One of the things that has struck me in the last few days, with HARRY POTTER DAY (the anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts), is how inspiring the stories of Harry Potter are right now, …

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The Delight of Donald Duck: production art of the famed cartoon character

By Leslie Combemale | April 26, 2020

I love finding vintage cels. I loved even more finding vintage Donald Duck production art. As much as I enjoy a Disney cartoon, I’ve never much been a fan of Mickey Mouse. Friendly, funny, and sweet, he just didn’t resonate with me. Donald Duck? The grumpy Disney duck in Navy uniform (of sorts) is another …

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Our 1990 The Little Mermaid Original Production Cels Collection

By Leslie Combemale | April 21, 2020

Over the years, and there have been many, (we’ve been selling animation since 1988), we’ve sold a LOT of Little Mermaid production cels. So many, in fact, that there are lots of cels that go at auction (and for a pretty penny) that are framed in what I call “The Little Mermaid frame”, which sadly …

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The Story of The Iron Giant, John Alvin, Brad Bird, art, and a pandemic.

By Leslie Combemale | April 21, 2020

What do Vin Diesel, Sylvia Plath, Gun Control, Pete Townsend, John Alvin, and The Sixth Sense have in common?  They are all connected in some way to cult classic and critical darling The Iron Giant, which was famously successful Pixar exec Brad Bird’s directorial debut, back in 1999. At the time, it was a flop. …

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