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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson has died

It is with great sadness that pass along word of the death of Blaine Gibson – the man who sculpted the Disney world. Gibson joined The Walt Disney Studios in 1939 as an animator and worked on many projects, including feature length films. Among his… Read More »Disney Legend Blaine Gibson has died

Maximilian Schell of Disney’s The Black Hole – RIP

It is being widely reported today that the great actor, director, and writer Maximilian Schell died on Friday after a short illness. Schell won a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Judgement at Nuremberg, but Disney fans will know him as the demented-genius… Read More »Maximilian Schell of Disney’s The Black Hole – RIP

Painter Thomas Kinkade Dies at Age 54

Thomas Kinkade, a prolific painter known for his painting style that infused scenes with a romantic glowing light, had died from what appears to be natural causes at his home in California. He was 54.

Kinkade claimed to be the most collected modern painter generating up to $100 million a year in sales. His mass-produced editions satisfied some need in families and could be found in galleries all around the world.

Disney fans will be familiar with Kinkade as he frequently painted scenes from Disney’s animated classics and the theme parks. Kinkade often spoke of parallels between his life and Walt Disney’s. Both traveled to California as young men with just a few dollars to their name and a portfolio to show their talent. Paintings from Kinkade’s Disney Collection are sure to immediately become more valued.

In the news: The AP and Mercury News

Photo from 2008 introduction of Disney collection.

Update: Below the jump, I’ve added a gallery of a few Kinkade paintings large enough where you can make out the detail he put into each work:

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Patricia Disney Family Obituary

Shamrock Holdings released the following obituary for Patty Disney on Friday: Patricia A. Disney, 77, vice chairman of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., the investment company for the Roy E. Disney Family, died today of Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Disney devoted much of her life and energy to the… Read More »Patricia Disney Family Obituary