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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New Scooby-Doo originals, Flinstones Storyboards and New Interview with Bob Singer

By Leslie Combemale | October 8, 2020

We recently unearthed some great storyboards from Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, a Flinstones cartoon from 1993 that celebrates family, friendship, and the joy of children and grandchildren. Bob Singer, who worked at Hanna Barbera for many years, has signed this great Hanna Barbera production art, and we have them for sale on our website. Check them out …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, cartoon history, and Peanuts animation art

By Leslie Combemale | October 16, 2020

As sometimes happens, there’s been a surprise release by the folks at the studio that produces all the Charlie Brown cartoon specials. Even though it precedes Halloween, it’s a celebration of the fan favorite and ultimate mood stabilizer, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Called “Let it Whip, Snoopy”, it captures the opening sequence of the wonderful …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: On Pearl Harbor Day, The Evocative Band of Brothers Art by John Alvin

By Leslie Combemale | December 7, 2017

John Alvin did art for the campaign to promote the wonderful, timeless HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, which won 6 Emmys.  I thought on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I’d examine the story behind John Alvin creating Band of Brothers campaign art and find out more about the process, and the general fascination with …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: The Harry Potter Concept Art by Production Designer Stuart Craig

By Leslie Combemale | December 6, 2017

Production Designer Stuart Craig has quite a CV. Beyond being the BAFTA award-winning designer for the entire Harry Potter film series, he has also won three Oscars, for The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, and Gandhi.  He has worked on over three dozen films, including as art director on classics A Bridge Too Far (1977) and …

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Artist Insights: Andrea Alvin talks about her new work “Samuel’s Candy Canes”

By Leslie Combemale | December 3, 2017

I have enormous respect for contemporary artist and former partner in Alvin and Associates with famed cinema artist John Alvin, Andrea Alvin, and so I spoke to her about her great new piece, Samuel’s Candy Canes. She has been actively working as both a commercial and contemporary artist since the 70s. With her partner John, …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: Star Wars Visions Deluxe book and limited editions

By Leslie Combemale | December 3, 2017

Star Wars: Visions was released on its own, and in a deluxe edition with five hand-signed giclees.  They include art by Alex Ross, Moebius, Donato Giancola, Daniel Greene, and Jamie Wyeth. The deluxe book also includes 40 extra pages focusing on the artists’ processes, complete with sketches.  There were only 500 created. It sold out …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: FOUND! Gremlins Teaser Trailer Storyboards by John Alvin

By Leslie Combemale | November 29, 2017

We just unearthed this set of Gremlins Teaser Trailer Storyboards by John Alvin!  A fan asked us about availability of art from Gremlins, so we started researching the archives of the Estate of John Alvin, and lo and behold: a full set of storyboards for a finished advanced movie trailer! Each one of the 17 images, …

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Spotlight on Studio Art: Concept Art for Disneyland by Walt Peregoy

By Leslie Combemale | November 29, 2017

We were so excited when we gained access to images created by Walt Peregoy.  It was when he was alive, and we got to speak to him and meet him on several occasions.  He was truly a consummate artist, just like so many artists who were integral to the creation and development of Disneyland. Finding …

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ArtInsights Celebrates Aladdin Turning 25 with John Alvin, John Rowe, and Rodel Art

By Leslie Combemale | November 25, 2017

Today, on November 25th, the Disney classic of the new Golden Age of Animation Aladdin turns 25.  Who doesn’t love and remember Robin Williams as the Genie? This “Magic at Your Fingertips” Walt Disney Classics Collection sculpture by Ruben Procopio captures him perfectly.  So many artists worked on the film that got and deserved credit…we …

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ArtInsights Has Gifts for all your Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros., Star Wars, and DC fans!

By Leslie Combemale | November 23, 2017

It’s the holidays. Gifts are needed, stat! Not only does ArtInsights have a brand-new, easy to navigate, purchase-friendly site, we also have a lot of great images in stock, ready to ship, or ready to be wrapped and carried out.  Why is this an awesome thing?  There comes a time when we all need new, …

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New Art Outsiders Limited Editions Released! Prince, Grace Jones, Albert Einstein, Alan Turing

By Leslie Combemale | November 23, 2017

We are pleased to announce new Art Outsiders limited editions! Available now at the gallery just in time for the holidays, are images by Tennessee Loveless from the Art Outsiders, including titles: Prince / High Priest of Pop Alan Turing / Codebreaker Billie Holiday / Lady Day Grace Jones / Love to the Rhythm Albert …

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Tennessee Loveless Appears on “Drag Friday” and Small Business Saturday at ArtInsights!

By Leslie Combemale | November 17, 2017

Famed Drag & Contemporary Artist TENNESSEE LOVELESS appearing in person to sign book and release new art for “DRAG FRIDAY”  and “SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” at ArtInsights Gallery!  Meet ‘10SC’ on November 24 & 25 from 2 – 6 pm  Reston, VA – In conjunction with ‘Black Friday’ holiday events at Reston Town Center and Small Business Saturday, ArtInsights welcomes …

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ArtInsights Holiday Gift Guide for Film, Animation, and Contemporary Art: We have that special art for your loved one!

By Leslie Combemale | November 1, 2017

The truth is, it’s very hard to get something surprising, special, and unusual enough to be remembered far beyond the holidays.  We’ve always been so happy that ArtInsights, and film, animation, and contemporary art, is one way to make the season brighter.  It isn’t just about buying something, is it? If you’re going to offer …

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John Alvin’s Blade Runner Movie Art from 1982 at ArtInsights

By Leslie Combemale | October 4, 2017

Blade Runner by John Alvin.  Everyone knows what that poster looks like….John Alvin is known for a number of images, although sometimes not by name.  The prolific and genius movie poster artist called it “the promise of a great experience”, when he created the key art for over 200 movies.  If you remember, when recalling …

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ArtInsights Gallery is Building, Growing and Expanding!

By Leslie Combemale | October 4, 2017

We at ArtInsights are expanding, contracting, moving, shaking, and all good things. We are in the midst of adding some elements to our brick and mortar store, and at the same time making our website (hopefully) easier to navigate, as well as easier to maneuver when you want to buy! As many of you know, …

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The Art of Tennessee Loveless 10x10x10 book releases October 31st!

By Leslie Combemale | October 4, 2017

We are thrilled there is a new retrospective about Tennessee Loveless and his 10x10x10 series, The Art of Tennessee Loveless, releasing on October 31st.  It’s the first ever Disney publishing release featuring an out LGBTQ artist! Edited, with some notes by, and with the book authorship credited Disney insider Dave Bossard, it shows all 100 …

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NEW SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON ART 2017 RELEASES SEEN and APPROVED!

By Leslie Combemale | July 30, 2017

Oh San Diego Comic-Con, how we love you and love/hate you.  Two gazillion folks wandering the aisles at once.  We should all be making Mooing sounds.  And yet, there’s no better place to have an art release, especially by fan favorite Alex Ross.  We had seen the images, but had to see them in person …

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SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR SDCC 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panels!

By Leslie Combemale | July 1, 2017

SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR SDCC 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panels! We have the announcement for the dates, times, and panelists for our panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017!  For those of you going, let us know and we’ll try to get you in to the panel of your choice.  For those of you hanging back …

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