- The Artist
1940 - 2013
Walt Disney's greatest gift may have been the ability to inspire other people to incomparable creative achievements. Disney artist Toby Bluth happens to be one of those shining talents who, to this day, draws his inspiration from the life and work of the inimitable Walt Disney and his kingdom of creations. Starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, continuing with Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi, those first trailblazing feature-length films created and produced by Disney Studios are the five gems in the royal crown of animation history. Just as those films marked Disney's grand entrance into feature length storytelling, they also set the stage for the first five limited edition giclées in Bluth's Disney Fine Art portfolio. Infused with all the depth, texture and richness of Bluth's original watercolors, his fine prints will be cherished for generations, very much in step with the spirit of the timeless classics that inspired them.
Creating those prints was a one-in-a-lifetime endeavor that Bluth did not take lightly - "If you pick up a classic like Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Fantasia, or Bambi, these are the Disney gold films for me. They are the films the whole studio was built on. And to adjust or tamper with it at all, it needs to be done with great respect because it's a little intimidating. These were brilliant films and you don't want to distract from it."
Born in Texas and raised on a farm in Payson, Utah, Bluth remembers going to movies with his older brother—renowned animator, film director, producer, writer, and former Disney artist Don Bluth