All About Jiminy Cricket: History and Disney Fan and Collector’s Guide

By Leslie Combemale | January 13, 2023

Since this is the first blog of the new year, I wanted to ring in 2023 with something interesting and fun, and really tried to think what connected with starting over, new beginnings, turning over a new leaf and all that. I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, although I respect them in other folks. …

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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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The Artistry and Art of Beauty and the Beast

By Leslie Combemale | January 27, 2023

At ArtInsights, we have as many fans of Beauty and the Beast as we do for The Little Mermaid, and that’s saying something. Since we’re heading into Valentine’s season, the season of love, as it were, I thought I’d talk about the history, art, and fun facts about the tale as old as time. IT’S …

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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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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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Happy Anniversary Harry Potter! This Harry Potter art gallerist and fan looks back

By Leslie Combemale | June 26, 2017

Happy Anniversary Harry Potter! I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.  These are the books that spawned a thousand ‘ships’ and fanfics, not to mention creating one of the richest women in the world, the highest paid actress, blockbuster movies, Wizard Rock, many conversations about acceptance and tolerance, kids that read voraciously for the first …

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Jim Salvati- Painting, Music, Morrissey, and The Image Projects: The Musician’s Image

By Leslie Combemale | April 6, 2017

Jim Salvati, who i’ve known for over 20 years, is without question one of the most talented artists I’ve ever met. While he’s aware he has a unique eye, and is often very proud about and happy with his work, he’s also very humble about just how rare a talent he is. In fact, he …

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Musings on Beauty and the Beast, then and now, from an animation and film art expert

By Leslie Combemale | March 4, 2017

Sometimes my persona as Cinema Siren and my metier as an art gallery owner and expert in animation come together in a delightful way.  Not often, mind you, but yes, from time to time.  This week I got to see the new Beauty and the Beast in advance and reviewed it for my readers (you …

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