Disney/Pixar Ratatouille artwork auction to benefit Sonoma Children’s Home

Pixarebayauction For those Pixar fans who are also philanthropically inclined, you may want to check out this auction on Ebay. It’s for a one of a kind artwork created by Darryl
Bellach of Kenwood, California.
The artwork, entitled “What’s Cooking” from Pixar’s Ratatouille is a
rare piece of collectable art.

Pixar has authorized only one artist,
Darryl Bellach, to create his unique, three-dimensional art. To date,
there exist only 25 original artworks in Darryl Bellach’s inimitable
style. These 3-dimensional pieces, including “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters,
Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, and “Cars”, hang in homes of elite animation
art collectors, the last piece selling at auction for $42,000.

The artist, Darryl Bellach, has generously donated this one-of-a-kind
piece, “What’s Cooking?” to the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home. The Valley of the Moon Children’s Home is Sonoma County’s
only home for children who are victims of abuse, abandonment, or
neglect. Its mission is to positively impact the present and future
lives of the children and to assure the children have positive
opportunities in becoming productive and equal members of the
community. For more
information of the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home please visit
their website at http://www.vomchildrensfoundation.org/.

The Full Press Release is below the cut.
 

An unprecedented donation has been made to the Valley of the Moon
Children’s Home: and it’s going up for auction on eBay this week! The
donated item is a one-of-a-kind animation artwork created by Darryl
Bellach of Kenwood, California.
The artwork, entitled “What’s Cooking” from Pixar’s Ratatouille is a
rare piece of collectable art.

Pixar has authorized only one artist,
Darryl Bellach, to create his unique, three-dimensional art. To date,
there exist only 25 original artworks in Darryl Bellach’s inimitable
style. These 3-dimensional pieces, including “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters,
Inc.”, “The Incredibles”, and “Cars”, hang in homes of elite animation
art collectors, the last piece selling at auction for $42,000.

From Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird and the amazing
storytellers at Pixar Animation Movie Studios, "Ratatouille", is an
original comedy of about one of the most unlikely friendships
imaginable. The film’s protagonist is a rat named Remy who dares to
dream the impossible dream of becoming a gourmet chef in a five-star
French restaurant. Together with a down-and-out garbage boy named
Linguini, the pair carves their own imaginative path to becoming the
greatest chef in Paris.

This one-of-a-kind artwork features the
Parisian five-star French restaurant kitchen along with "Remy" (voiced
by Patton Oswalt) and "Linguini" (voiced by Lou Romano) who are the
star characters of the film. This substantial piece of art is 52” high
by 38 ½”” wide by 2 ¼” deep. The entire piece is offset with the
"Ratatouille" logo that is also three dimensional.

This exclusive,
creative, and unique artwork is signed by 12 of Pixar’s most famous
including John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Brad Lewis, David Eisenmann, Jason
Deamer, Mark Walsh and other celebrity talents from the movie. Jason
Deamer who is the Character Art Director for Pixar Animation Studio’s
has drawn a one-of-a-kind picture of Remy on the back of this piece.
The winner will receive a framed, companion photograph of the
signatures on the backside of the artwork to hang along side “What’s
Cooking?”.

The artist, Darryl Bellach, has generously donated this
one-of-a-kind
piece, “What’s Cooking?” to the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home. The
entire proceeds, less any eBay fees, will go directly to the Valley Of
The Moon Children’s Home. The high bidder may find that all or part of
the amount paid is considered a donation to a non-profit is tax
deductible.

The Valley of the Moon Children’s Home is Sonoma County’s
only home for children who are victims of abuse, abandonment, or
neglect. Its mission is to positively impact the present and future
lives of the children and to assure the children have positive
opportunities in becoming productive and equal members of the
community. More than 1,200 children from infants to age 18 are served
at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home each year. For more
information of the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home please visit
their website at http://www.vomchildrensfoundation.org/.

The auction ends
Monday November 19.  

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