Monthly Archives: January 2021

TIN TOY Short by Pixar – Tinny Collectible Figurines

“Tin Toy” marked the first time a character with lifelike bendable arms and knees, surfaces, and facial components was animated digitally. The challenge was balancing its “cartoony” look with a baby’s real looks. If you’ve seen the Short, I think … Continue reading

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Subtracted Density Photographic Artwork

I took the Art Fundamentals course at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON. It exposed students like me to the widest variety of art forms in the hope that it would help us to pick a main avenue of artistic study. … Continue reading

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Disney MGM Studios Decorative Plate

Disney and MGM have gone their separate ways now, but the partnership did yield some great synergy (The Great Movie Ride) and some great merchandise. It may not look like much, but a closer inspection should give us some reasons … Continue reading

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Theme Park Spoons from Walt Disney World

Disney’s business model when it comes to the Theme Parks is simple: They count on your vacation dollars staying in the Parks first by admission prices, then with food, and then with every imaginable product they can slap a Disney … Continue reading

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Popcorn Light Fixture from Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort

Today, January 13th, is our 31st Wedding Anniversary! I can’t help but think of some of the firsts we embarked on together, way back then. Like our first stay at Walt Disney World which lasted 14 nights and 15 days. … Continue reading

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THE CHILD from Disney+ Series The Mandalorian

The debate waged as to whether this little green guy was somehow Yoda or some other being from his race. I think we all knew it couldn’t be the Jedi Master, but it was fun to argue about it in … Continue reading

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Orange Sipper with Mickey Mouse Image

Due to the citrus theme of the sipper it was likely sold in Walt Disney World in Florida. Walt’s second Park used to be covered in orange trees, so it’s not a stretch to connect this collectible to that location. … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World ‘Hanging Mickey’ Bell and Spoon

“If it’s worth doing once it’s worth doing thrice or more!” – Disney Merchandising And with that philosophy, we have seen the proliferation of single images appearing across multiple items like t-shirts, mugs, hats, snow globes, picture frames, banners, etc. … Continue reading

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Ambiguous Image of a Bird at Rest and In Flight

In art, it’s fun and challenging to create images that can be viewed from different angles or can be understood as two or more different ‘things’. Before this gets too confusing, let me show you an example I drew back … Continue reading

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The Collectible Mickey Mouse Shovel Spoon

Why a Shovel Spoon? I don’t think we’ll ever know! I did some research and couldn’t find much about this unusual collectible, other than you can pick them up on eBay for about 10 bucks. Let’s just dig right in … Continue reading

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