Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Art of the Big Fig

Jungle Book Big Fig
Between 1999 and 2006, Jody and I did quite a lot of things for Disney's Consumer Products division.  We designed concepts for toys, dolls, dishes, Christmas ornaments, stained glass lamps, snowglobes, cookie jars, teapots, music boxes, enamel pins, and zillions of other things made of resin, ceramic, glass, wood, pewter and sometimes bronze.

Thumper Big Fig
Is there another corporation on Earth that has produced as many tchotchkes as Disney?
Maleficent Big Fig

Peter Pan big fig






















Nothing can enliven your living space like a figurine, especially a jumbo-sized character from a favorite movie. Together Jody and I concepted and did sculpt revisions on over sixty big figs, each one starting with a sketch and a painting.

Mr. Toad Big Fig concept
This artwork, never seen by the public, was presented in quarterly meetings, or line reviews, to help visualize products that, nine months later, would travel across the ocean from China aboard cargo ships destined for Disney's distribution warehouses - And, from there, to stores, theme parks, and eventually into childless homes all across the United States!

Lumiere Big Fig
Goofy Big Fig
Disneyland 50th Anniversary Big Fig
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Fig?

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Love these, and am really enjoying your recent blog posts! Because I am greedy, I hope we get more soon. Even more Big Fig artwork! Thank you.

Santosh Singh said...

Superbly written article, I am sure that you will come up with such relevant posts in the future as well. I anticipate your next post.

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