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 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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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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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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Mickey and Minnie: Iconic Disney Couple

By Leslie Combemale | November 17, 2021

Ah, Mickey and Minnie, that quintessential Disney couple…with the holidays coming up, families and couples all over the country are planning their holidays alone or with beloved family. It’s about making memories that will last with family and friends that mean the world to you and bring you joy. Since there are lots of interpretive …

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The Art of Snoopy: Snoopy’s History, Snoopy the Flying Ace, & Snoopy Come Home

By Leslie Combemale | October 27, 2021
The Art of Snoopy: Peanuts cartoons Snoopy Flying Ace and Snoopy Come Home images

With Halloween coming, it’s the perfect time to talk about the Art of Snoopy in general, and Snoopy as the World War 1 Flying Ace specifically, because the Flying Ace made his first animated appearance, in all his heroic glory, in It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown right before Halloween on October 27th, 1966. Of …

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Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Chomp, The Kite-Eating Tree, and The Peanuts Lexicon Limited Edition Series

By Leslie Combemale | September 30, 2021

One of the most endearing qualities of Charlie Brown, and why we all relate to him, is that he is an eternal optimist. He doesn’t think much of himself, and some folks can relate to that, too. Creator Charles Schulz made the character, not only in his own image, but in that of the everyman. …

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Spotlight on Eric Goldberg: Animation Superstar & Al Hirschfeld Devotee

By Leslie Combemale | August 4, 2021

If you love the Genie from the 1992 animated feature Aladdin, Phil from Hercules, Louis from The Princess and the Frog, or enjoyed 1995’s Pocahontas, you love the work of Disney animator Eric Goldberg. He co-directed Pocahontas and was responsible for some of the best character designs in the New Golden Age of Disney. The …

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The Art of Andrea Alvin: Andrea Alvin art and exclusive interview

By Leslie Combemale | April 2, 2021

Andrea Alvin comes by her strong sense of nostalgia honestly. Born in 1947, she grew up in 50s Fresno, California, which she says was ‘always a little backward, always a little late in everything. If you wanted hip and new, you had to go to LA.” There was a candy store around the corner from …

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Jim Salvati: Disney Fine Artist, Film Concept Artist, Art Professor, Chill Surfer

By Leslie Combemale | March 5, 2021

Jim Salvati is doing the artist thing the right way.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the artists I know during this pandemic. Of course I’m thinking of artists of all kinds, including actors, musicians, and filmmakers, many of whom haven’t worked regularly in what is now over a year. There are also visual artists …

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Disney and Star Wars Concept Artist Bill Silvers interview and art collection

By Leslie Combemale | November 27, 2020

Disney and Star Wars concept artist William Silvers, ‘Bill’ to his friends, has the sort of Olympic level of chill a traffic controller would envy. He looks like a surfer that just stepped out of a particularly bitchin’ wave. The only time he doesn’t have a mellow smile on his face is when he’s concentrating …

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The Art of Willow and Willow movie poster art by John Alvin

By Leslie Combemale | October 29, 2020

With the exciting news that a Willow tv show is officially happening at the Disney+ streaming service, and starting production next year, I thought it might be a great time to look back on the beautiful illustration art created for the original John Alvin Willow posters. The art represents many different aspects of what made …

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Cats Don’t Dance: John Alvin and Original Production Backgrounds

By Leslie Combemale | September 23, 2020

We just got two gorgeous Cats Don’t Dance original backgrounds. I knew John Alvin did Cats Don’t Dance production art. He created the movie poster, so I started researching about the history of the flick when we found the backgrounds. I watched the movie, and read up on this poor under-appreciated cat-centric cartoon.  This overlooked …

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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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