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THOMAS KINKADE HONORS WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT
WITH DEPICTION OF CLASSIC CASTLE
MORGAN HILL, Calif. - January 28, 2008 - The Thomas Kinkade Company has announced that Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, , has unveiled A New Day at the Cinderella Castle, a depiction of the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort's Cinderella Castle as a new morning dawns. With the sought after Standard Numbered and Artist Proof Limited Editions currently available exclusively at all WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort galleries, these editions promise to sell out quickly.
Thomas Kinkade exhibited A New Day at the Cinderella Castle for the first time at an October 20, 2007, event at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. The piece, which offers the discovery of a dawn every bit as festive and delightful as the castle itself, was inspired by the Kinkade family's annual visits to the Magic Kingdom. "This year, I went in my imagination to explore a vision of the regal castle gently kissed by the golden light of a perfect day," Kinkade said. "Two of the dream-memories we take from childhood on our life's journey, if we are fortunate, are the wonder and excitement of Walt Disney World and the soaring majesty of castles," Kinkade later added.
A New Day at the Cinderella Castle is the second commemorative piece of artwork that the Disney organization has commissioned from Kinkade. The first piece, Disneyland 50th Anniversary, commemorated Disneyland's half-century birthday and was released in 2005.
Kinkade takes a unique and decidedly whimsical approach in this piece. He captures a perfect morning in exquisite detail, from the arc of a double rainbow over the towering castle to the fluffy clouds dappling the castle's many towers to the lavish, rainbow-hued trees and shrubs framing the building and quaint gas lamps dancing along the walkway.
The piece also offers a host of surprises to curious ones willing to look a little closer. Is that Bambi on the lawn? Tinker Bell above the castle spires? The Ugly Duckling in the pond? Kinkade leaves those answers up to individual interpretation. America's Most Beloved Artist™ called the Cinderella Castle "an enchanting inspiration to young and old."
A New Day at the Cinderella Castle is being offered in three sizes in both canvas and paper Limited Editions: 18" x 24", 25.5" x 34", and 30" x 40". Additionally, collectors may order it from the Walt Disney World Resort galleries in a choice of frames.
About The Thomas Kinkade Company:
The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company's primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature Mr. Kinkade's artistic unique use of light and his peaceful and inspiring themes. Mr. Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light"™ is the most successful and most collected living artist in U.S. history. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at: www.thomaskinkade.com.
About the Art of Disney Galleries:
A New Day at the Cinderella Castle can be found at The Art of Disney galleries located at Downtown Disney, Epcot®, , Disney's Animal Kingdom ™ Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. At Disney's Hollywood Studios the print can be found at the Animation Gallery location. There is also a gallery at the World of Disney® store in New York City on 5th Avenue.