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LPWire: Snow White and Her Handsome Prince Ride Into The Sunset in new WDCC Sculpture Set

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One of the Most Beloved "Happily Ever After" Moments of All-Time Depcited in an All New Sculpture Set from the Walt Disney Collection
Snow White and Her Handsome Prince Ride Into The Sunset and Into The Hearts of Collectors

Walt Disney’s 1937 animated feature “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is considered by many motion picture historians to be among the great cinematic masterpieces of all-time. With its beloved cast of characters, memorable songs and unforgettable scenes time has not diminished the appeal of this classic film. Now the Walt Disney Classics Collection has transformed one of the most charming sequences from this timeless film into stunning new examples of three-dimensional porcelain artistry.

The sculptures, entitled “And Away To His Castle We’ll Go . . .” (Snow White - 9 ½ ” high) and “To Be Happy Forever, I Know . . . ” (Prince - 8 ¾” high) are available now as a set only at select Walt Disney Classics Collection retailers worldwide. The new sculpture set depicts the lovely little princess Snow White as her destined true love Prince Charming leads her, atop his noble white steed, into a golden sunset and off to his castle in the clouds to live “happily ever after.”

Created by famed master Disney sculptor Kent Melton, the porcelain sculptures feature such “plussing” elements as pewter stirrups on the horse and a pewter knife in the Prince’s waistband. The new sculpture set was the inspiration for the soon-to-debut “Dreams Come True” sculpture series from the Walt Disney Classics Collection. Sold only as a set, the sculptures have a suggested retail price of $450 (US) / $712 (CAN).

“Kent Melton is our most prolific sculptor and his new sculptures of Snow White and her Prince are charming new additions to the Walt Disney Classics Collection,” says Michael Young, director of Walt Disney Art Classics. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is a perennial favorite among our collectors and we’re confident they will enjoy Kent’s faithful depiction of this memorable scene.”

“Walt Disney’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ is a timeless work of art and a universally loved film treasure . . . the image of Snow White and her Prince riding into the sunset has left an indelible mark on generations of moviegoers,” states Kent Melton. “I’m honored to be the sculptor chosen to render this cherished scene in porcelain. It was indeed a challenge and a lot of hard work but I must admit, that of all the sculptures I have created for the Walt Disney Classics Collection over the years I think I am the most proud of this three-dimensional depiction of everyone’s favorite ‘Happy Ending’.”

When Walt Disney originally released “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” it not only became an internationally acclaimed film and movie phenomenon, but it also introduced the world to an all-new cast of beloved Disney characters. Since the film’s premiere in 1937 its heroine, Snow White, has continued to capture the hearts of young and old alike and she is consistently embraced by each generation that is introduced to her timeless story.

Over the past six and a half decades the film (the first feature animated film ever produced) has lived up to its reputation as a cinematic masterpiece. It was the recipient of the Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, New York Film Critics Special Award and was recognized in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences as “a significant screen innovation, which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.” 50 years later, in 1989, the Library of Congress established the National Film Registry to preserve films it deems “culturally, historically and esthetically important” - - “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was among the first 25 films to be so honored.

The Walt Disney Classics Collection is renowned for its faithful recreation of unforgettable moments from Disney’s animated films. The collection features a broad array of sculptures ranging in suggested retail price from $50 to more than $2,000. Created by Disney sculptors and artists, each sculpture is meticulously crafted out of fine porcelain or resin and is hand-painted according to the film’s original color palettes. Sculptures are often enhanced with mixed materials such as precious metals, stones, pearls and crystals.

The collection is developed and distributed by Walt Disney Art Classics, the art and collectibles division of Disney Consumer Products, which also administrates the popular Walt Disney Collectors Society and oversees the Disney Showcase Collection (a portfolio of high-end licensed Disney collectibles) and the animation art portfolios of The Walt Disney Studios. The Walt Disney Classics Collection is available at fine gift and collectible stores, select Disney Stores, Disney catalog, DisneyStore.com and Disney Theme Parks and Resorts around the world.

For general information, please call (800) 932 - 5749 or visit www.disneyartclassics.com

--Posted September 11, 2003
Source: Walt Disney Art Classics