This Falling in Love Beauty and the Beast embellished giclee on canvas by Jared Franco captures the dance that was part of the tale as old as time. Who forgets the first time they danced with the beast of their dreams?
Falling in Love by Jared Franco comes rolled, signed and with a certificate of authenticity. It can be stretched for an additional framing and shipping charge.
About the early versions of Beauty and the Beast:
Following the widespread critical and commercial success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Walt Disney sought out other stories to adapt into feature films, with Beauty and the Beast being among the stories he considered. Attempts to develop the Beauty and the Beast story into a film were made in the 1930s and 1950s, but were ultimately given up because it "proved to be a challenge" for the story team. Peter M. Nichols states Disney may later have been discouraged by Jean Cocteau having already done his 1946 version.
Decades later, as Who Framed Roger Rabbit was nearing completion in 1987, the Disney studio resurrected Beauty and the Beast as a project for the satellite animation studio it had set up in London, England to work on Roger Rabbit. Richard Williams, who had directed the animated portions of Roger Rabbit, was approached to direct but declined in favor of continuing work on his long-gestating project The Thief and the Cobbler. In his place, Williams recommended his colleague, English animation director Richard Purdum, and work began under producer Don Hahn on a non-musical version of Beauty and the Beast set in 19th-century France. At the behest of Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Beauty and the Beast became the first Disney animated film to use a screenwriter. This was an unusual move for an animated film, which is traditionally developed on storyboards rather than in a scripted form. Linda Woolverton wrote the original draft of the story before storyboarding began, and worked with the story team to retool and develop the film.
About Jared Franco:
Franco is an exclusively self-taught artist, who began drawing at the age of three. He has known ever since, that being an artist is the only creative outlet in life he desires. His grandfather created impeccable paintings of British and French history, this is unquestionably where Franco inherited his passion to paint. Initially, Franco favored drawing, Franco pulled inspiration from beloved painters such as Salvador Dali, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. as he formed a passion for surrealism. He served in the US Army from 2006-2010, with 101st Infantry, out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his stint in the army, he deployed to Iraq for 15 months. While overseas, he had to put his artistic passion on hold. However, upon returning in 2010, he picked up his paint brush, springing him forward onto his journey of becoming a fine artist. His artistic efforts focused on the fantasy genre, and of course, his long-time childhood love of Disney characters and storytelling. He dreamed of one day becoming a Disney artist and made that his greatest life goal. Now, a reality, he’s determined to create the most beautiful, classic Disney art, yet with a flare, which makes them only recognizable as a Jared Franco piece.
“I’ve spent most of my life watching and studying Disney movies, and still do now. From my earliest memories I remember being truly inspired by the art and found myself watching entire movies over and over again -- admiring and studying the artwork. This passion drove me to create my own paintings,” says Franco. “I never imagined I’d be doing it for Disney Fine Art.”