The Movie Frozen Elsa Maquette Figurine - Walt Disney Archives Collection
This skillfully crafted, hand-painted sculpture originates from an unpainted animation maquette in the company's collection. Production molds for this piece are made from a digital three-dimensional scan.
Also includes FREE large, glitter embellished gift bag with Olaf, Elsa and Anna.
This skillfully crafted, hand-painted sculpture was developed through the shared efforts of The Walt Disney Archives and Enesco, LLC. Originating from an unpainted animation maquette in the company's collection, the production molds for this piece are made from a digital three-dimensional printout. The paint master for this edition was supervised by Frozen art director, Michael Giaimo. To distinguish it from the original, the final production size varies approximately 10 percent. This piece is one of a sequentially numbered, randomly distributed, limited edition of 5,000. The original Anna maquette was created based on the character design of the Frozen character artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The original work did not include her signature cape. For this maquette reproduction a sculpted cape was added under the close supervision of Frozen art director, Michael Giaimo to complete Anna's travel outfit. The Walt Disney Archives and The Walt Disney Animation Research Library maintain and preserve original maquettes in their collections to be used as three-dimensional character reference for such diverse projects as theme park attractions, books, story and product development. "The exuberant and playful characteristics of Anna suggested a winter outfit of bold proportions. It was imperative that her costume be as iconic as the character herself. her rich saturated cobalt blue dress, black bodice and striking magenta cape underscores not only the character's strength, but also stands in beautiful counterpoint against the snowscape environments of Frozen." - Michael Giaimo, art director Frozen.
According to Wikipedia…
The Movie Frozen - Elsa, Princess of Arendelle, possesses cryokinetic powers, with which she is able to produce or manipulate ice, frost and snow at will. One night while playing, she accidentally injures her younger sister, Princess Anna. Their shocked parents, the king and queen, seek help from the troll king, who heals Anna and removes her memories of Elsa's magic. The royal couple isolates the children in their castle until Elsa learns to control her magical powers. Afraid of hurting Anna again, Elsa spends most of her time alone in her room, refusing even to speak to Anna and a rift develops between the sisters as they grow up. When the girls are teenagers, their parents die at sea during a storm.
When Elsa comes of age, the kingdom prepares for her coronation. Among the guests is the Duke of Weselton, who seeks to exploit Arendelle for profit. Excited to be allowed out of the castle again, Princess Anna explores the town and meets Prince Hans of the Southern Isles; the two quickly develop a mutual attraction. Despite Elsa's fears, her coronation takes place without incident. During the reception, Hans proposes to Anna, who hastily accepts. However, Elsa refuses to grant her blessing and forbids their sudden marriage. The sisters argue, culminating in the exposure of Elsa's abilities in an emotional outburst.
Panicking, Elsa flees the castle, while inadvertently unleashing an eternal winter on the kingdom. High in the nearby mountains, she abandons her restraint, vowing to never return and building herself a solitary ice palace. Meanwhile, Anna leaves Hans in charge of Arendelle and sets out in search of her sister, determined to return her to Arendelle, end the winter and mend their relationship. While obtaining supplies, Anna meets an iceman named Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, and convinces Kristoff to guide her up the North Mountain. On their journey, the group encounters Olaf, Anna and Elsa's childhood snowman whom the latter recreated and unknowingly brought to life, who leads them to Elsa's hideaway.
Perfect for the Frozen Movie collector, Anna or Elsa figurine collection or Disney fanatic - or anyone who like Walt Disney Disneyana.
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