Art Notes

Tangled is a re-telling of the traditional fairy tale “Rapunzel” and joins other great titles as the 50th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is with great pride that the Thomas Kinkade Studios presents Rapunzel Dancing in the Sunlit Courtyard.

The day is bright with vibrant sunshine, which seems to glisten and sparkle on the stones and flowers. Flynn is looking deeply into the eyes of Rapunzel as he twirls her around the courtyard. Maximus and Pascal seem anxious to join in the dance with the pair. Happiness abounds all around them, and even Mother Gothel, peering around the stone portico, won’t dampen everyone’s joy. Today and each beautiful day they share together will undoubtedly be their “Best Day Ever”.

Key Points

  • Rapunzel Dancing in the Sunlit Courtyard is the sixth and final Limited Edition Art release in the Dancing in the Light series. The previous paintings in this collection featured Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and Jasmine.
  • This is the third Thomas Kinkade Studios Limited Edition Art featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. The first best-selling artwork was titled Tangled, and the second Disney Thomas Kinkade Studios collaboration was Tangled Up in Love.
  • The wall mural in Rapunzel Dancing in the Sunlit Courtyard features a portrait of Rapunzel as a baby with her parents King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona.
  • Can you find the Stabbington Brothers hidden in this painting? • Did you know that Walt Disney himself began to adapt the Brothers Gjuirimm fairy tale “Rapunzel” into a feature-length animated film in the 1930’s, but ultimately decided against going forward with the project because he felt the story was too “small” for the times?
  • Disney filmmakers Nathan Greno and Byron Howard developed the character of Pascal as a lizard, rather than as a woodland animal, because they felt that a fun and quirky girl like Rapunzel would have a non-traditional sidekick.
  • Pascal and Maximus were created as non-speaking characters, inspired by the performances of silent actors Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
Title: Rapunzel Dancing in the Sunlit Courtyard
Collection: Dancing in the Light
Painted: 2020

Genre: Disney Art, Movies

Tags: dancing in the light, Rapunzel

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