In even more Haunted Mansion News, see today’s first blog if you are unsure what I’m talking about, Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort put out some information in regards to the 45th anniversary of the beloved Haunted Mansion Art.
Can you believe that is just a few short weeks, Disney and the fans we will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion attraction, one of the crown jewels of Disneyland park. There are so many stories, so much history about the attraction. People talk about the different ghosts, scenes and how the ride came to life.
From Michelle’s article. Over the years, I was fortunate enough to meet some of the Disney Legends and artists behind this attraction and the inception of Disneyland, and it’s something that will live in my heart forever. I know many of you feel the same way. Senior Merchandiser, David Whitaker was no different. “The Haunted Mansion attraction has served as a source of inspiration to many of our artists over the years,” said David. “For the anniversary, I wanted to really focus on the “Art of the Haunted Mansion” therefore allowing each artist to interpret what the attraction means to them, and allowing them to create that in their own signature medium, style and technique. The result is a unique and eclectic collection of characters and artists.”
Here’s your first look at some of the original and limited edition pieces of art, sculptures, figurines and more that will materialize August 16 at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park.
Special Tip: Meet some of the artists behind these amazing new pieces, August 16 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Scheduled to appear are artists: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, David Bird, Britni Brault, Brian Crosby, Jeremy Fulton, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Mike Peraza, Javier Soto and Yakovetic. For a complete list of artists who have contributed to this 45th Anniversary collection visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com.
Also debuting as part of the event from our talented team of Ink & Paint artists is the next in the series from our hand-painted cel collection, featuring none other than the Hatbox Ghost. This piece is an edition size of 300 and will be available framed only. Tip: You will surely go ‘batty’ for the framing on this particular piece. Continue to watch DisneyParksMerchandise.com as we release more information on this piece.
What else do the spirited inhabitants of Disney Theme Park Merchandise and the Haunted Mansion have in store for you? You’ll see.
Have you decided which pieces you’re simply dying for?