With Disney’s Moana about to debut in theaters, it’s the perfect time to look back on classic Disney films. Moana’s directors Ron Clements and John Musker have created some of Disney’s most legendary animated characters, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Princess and the Frog, just to name a few.
To celebrate their contribution to our childhood memories, Disney has put together an art show titled, “An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements and John Musker,” set to open November 19 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. Last month we got a peek at a few of the pieces that will be featured in the show and now we have an exclusive look at six never before seen works of art from Hercules, Aladdin & The Little Mermaid.
“Go The Distance” by Janice Chu and “Pantheon” by Abigal L Dela Cruz both capture the classic Hercules mythology with striking color. Meanwhile, over in Agrabah, any cat lover will appreciate Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay’s “Raja’s Favorite Time”, while the beauty of Aladdin is represented in the tribute “Unbelievable Sights” by one of my favorite artists, Elsa Chang.
Villains are some of Disney’s most beloved characters… after all, it’s good to be bad. Trevor Mezak’s ode to Hercules’ Hades portrait almost pierces your soul, while “Haveheksen” by Marie Thourhauge Toerslev uses dark tones to show just how enchanting, yet sinister The Little Mermaid‘s Ursula can be.
For a closer look at these six stunning pieces, check out our gallery below. “An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements and John Musker” will be on display at Gallery Nucleus from November 19 until December 6, 2016.
Which of your favorite Disney movies do you want to see represented in a tribute? Let us know in the comments!