From one of my favorite Disney freelance artists of all time comes one of my favorite Pixar inspired prints of all time— "World of Pixar" by illustrator Jerrod Maruyama! This was released on Saturday, December 17th 2016 at Disney's Wonderground Gallery (found at Disney Springs, FL & Downtown Disney, CA). On the day of release, Jerrod was there in person at the CA WonderGround Gallery to say hi to fans as he debuted this print as well as his latest hipster Mickey and Minnie piece.
This is Jerrod's sixth piece in his very own "World of..." series following "World of Cute" (Disney heroes), "It's a Small World of Cute" (based on the Disneyland attraction), "World of Evil" (Disney villains), "Galaxy of Cute" (Star Wars), and "Kingdom of Cute" (featuring Disneyland icons).
As a mega fan of Pixar Studios myself, seeing the reveal of this print took me by surprise and essentially knocked me off my feet. With nods (iconic characters, props, logos and other designs) to all current 17 Pixar films and many of the studio's short films (all in Jerrod's signature cute style), this was, and still is, a sight to behold. I know a lot of time, love and dedication went into creating this masterpiece.
Let's zoom in to take a closer look!
You can stare at this print for ages and still continue to find additional details and subtle Pixar references (like I literally just noticed the Brave inspired will-o'-the-wisps near Merida). From the Adventure Book from Up to the memory orbs from Inside Out to the boot from Wall·E...heck even the original Pixar computer logo makes an appearance; the nods are plentiful. See what you can find!
The print I have here is the deluxe sized 14" x 14" matted paper print ($39.99 ), but it was also released as a postcard ($4.95) and on wrapped canvas ($195.00, Limited Edition). Pick up yours at either the CA or FL WonderGround Gallery or by calling the Disney merchandise guest services number at (877) 560-6477 (which is what I did). Be sure to act now before this incredible tribute is gone! A big thanks to my wife Brita who hooked me up with this for this past Christmas.
Learn much more about the ever so talented Jerrod Maruyama and his stunning art on his blog HERE. You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Dribbble and Twitter. Can't wait to see what he does next!