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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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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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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ArtInsights Holiday Gift Guide: Art of Star Wars

By Leslie Combemale | November 16, 2014

5 OF THE RAREST & MOST EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS ART IMAGES AVAILABLE TODAY Guaranteed to put the ‘HO-HO-HOTH’ in the holiday, sending Star Wars fans into hyperdrive, this art by iconic movie poster artist John Alvin will get them right in the geek, making you look Yoda-wise and Jedi-clever.   (click above to see ALL the …

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ArtInsights Holiday Gift Guide: The Art of Frozen

By Leslie Combemale | November 15, 2014

The Top 10 Hottest Official Limited Editions Click above to see all the available art from Disney’s Frozen There isn’t anything cooler to Disney fans or hotter in the world of Disney collectibles than art from the #1 biggest selling movie of all time for the studio.  For anyone searching for a gift that will still …

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Commissioning Original Film Art: Designing A Dream

By Leslie Combemale | November 3, 2014
All Their Wicked Ways by Tim Rogerson

Did you know you could have art made specially for you by top Disney and Hollywood artists? ArtInsights has been working with insiders licensed by the studios to create original art for our clients for over 20 years! What makes this so special and unique is you can have a beautiful original piece of art …

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ArtInsights in Movie Poster Doc “Twenty Four by Thirty Six”

By Leslie Combemale | October 22, 2014

So, yes.  If it is indeed a documentary about movie posters, at least in those released in the United States, it should really be called “Twenty Seven by Forty One”…which is the approximate size of a one sheet.  However, when Kevin Burke started out, he had been inspired by his love for movie posters that …

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John Alvin for Every Collector

By Leslie Combemale | September 11, 2014

With the release of The Art of John Alvin, art lovers everywhere are eager to collect John’s work while they still can. ArtInsights is your exclusive source of John Alvin’s original artwork, and we also have the biggest collection of his limited editions. No matter what your budget, we have something by John that will enhance your walls …

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ARTINSIGHTS SHOWS ART AND PRESS FOR THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN!

By Leslie Combemale | August 10, 2014

As some of you who follow The Art of John Alvin, not the book, but the actual art, which is represented by ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, know quite well, Andrea Alvin has been working for several years writing, compiling, and getting permissions for a (hopefully first) book on John Alvin’s career and art. …

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ArtInsights partners with Habitat for Humanity and Warner Bros. for a Wizard of Oz Anniversary show

By Leslie Combemale | August 1, 2014

Reston, Va – ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia for an exhibit and sale of official The Wizard of Oz art, showing interpretive artwork from the classic movie by carefully selected film artists chosen to represent a wide diversity of imagery and artistic styles. In honor of the …

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WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE OFFICIALLY LICENSED WARNER BROTHERS AND HANNA BARBERA ART RELEASING AT SDCC COMIC-CON

By Leslie Combemale | July 21, 2014

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE OF OFFICIAL LIMITED EDITION ART BY SPECIAL GUEST WILLIE ITO TO BE RELEASED FOR SDCC SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON Reston, Va – ArInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery is teaming up with Hanna Barbera, Warner Bros. and Clampett Studios to release officially licensed limited edition art from What’s Opera Doc, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, …

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ArtInsights is SDCC San Diego Comic-Con bound!

By Leslie Combemale | July 17, 2014

Ahhhh Comic-Con.  We once again are lucky enough at ArtInsights to have had our panels accepted and we are conducting one on Thursday and one on Saturday. As a result, we are happy to say we have an exclusive Hanna Barbera release, with art created by Willie Ito in honor of being a guest of …

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ArtInsights & Mike Kungl: Star Wars Days

By Leslie Combemale | July 1, 2014

A few weeks ago my hubby, and “Cinema Spouse” and I went down to Florida to deliver a big collection of Disney interpretive art to some close friend-clients. We chose the perfect weekend for us to go, because Disney was having “Star Wars Weekends”, and our pal Mike Kungl was going to be there. We …

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AWESOME Con DC! The Art of John Alvin panel

By Leslie Combemale | April 16, 2014

There’s a Con-toddler in our midst.  It’s the nearly brand spanking new convention in DC for enthusiasts of comics, movies, cartoons, and all things geeky.  Not a moment too soon, I say…  Last year we were at another convention the same weekend so we couldn’t take part. This year, however, with the shiny folk running …

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Restoration & Enhancement: Vintage Animation (pt. 2)

By Leslie Combemale | March 22, 2014

So…to restore or not to restore…and what does a collector need to ask or look for when considering vintage animation art for purchase?   How might the art have been altered or restored? What to do when a cel is damaged you are considering or gets damaged while on your wall or in your collection? …

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Restoration of Vintage Animation: The Basics pt. 1

By Leslie Combemale | March 15, 2014

In this blog, I’m going to start talking about restoration, my thoughts on it, what sorts of cels need it, and as much information as I can think of to spread around from my opinion and perspective…  As a dealer and lover of animation who has been around the “business” since there were only 5 …

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Dad of Steel – Father’s Day Open House

By admin | June 13, 2013
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June 13, 2013   In celebration of the premiere of the latest DC film, Man of Steel, and with Father’s Day right around the corner, Artinsights is having a special Father’s Day/Superman open house on Saturday, June 15th! Our gallery is all prepped with tons of art from Marvel and DC Comics on the walls, so …

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Marvel vs. DC Press Release

By admin | May 17, 2013

May 16th, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Combemale 703-478-0778 artinsights@mac.com EXHIBIT MARVEL VS. DC: THE ART OF THE SUPERHERO OPENING AT ARTINSIGHTS ANIMATION AND FILM ART GALLERY Reston, VA – ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery has curated a show of originals and limited editions by the leading creators of official fine art images for …

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Coming Soon: Marvel/DC

By admin | May 17, 2013
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May 17, 2013     Marvel? or DC? That’s an age-old question. Well, we love them both (a lot) and as a result, we have a ton of amazing superhero art that we want to show you! We thought, what better time to host a Marvel vs. DC show than this summer–what with Iron Man …

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