When it came time to decide on an illustration for the upcoming 'Oscar Legends' Show at Hero Complex Gallery I decided to honor the person with the most Academy Award Nominations and Wins, Walt Disney. With a total of 59 nominations, 22 wins and has 4 honorary awards... One word, Legend. A Legend that has brought so much joy to our World beginning with 'Steam Boat Willie' and the birth of Mickey Mouse, through ground-breaking animation and film, and not forgetting the Happiest Places on Earth, Disneyland/Disney World.... His legacy continues since his passing in 1966. With the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and more recently Lucasfilm, the Disney magic is touching even more people than ever before and spanning many different genres.
I can still remember my first time at Disneyland, Calif. back in 1981, I was just 5 years old and can recall it with great clarity... Good times.
Oscar Legends - San Francisco
15th February 2013
Hosted by: SOMArts
Oscar Legends - Portland, Oregon
Opening Night: Saturday, February 23rd, 4pm - 10pm
Oscar Gala Reception: Sunday, February 24th, 4pm - Close
Hosted by: The Hollywood Theatre