Roland Dupree, Peter Pan & Tinker Bell Composite Photo Signed by Roland Dupree & Margaret Kerry. This item is a Gifts By Small Fry exclusive. This is a wonderful, limited edition of 50, 8 1/2" by 11" custom, double-matted, color composite photo of Roland Dupree, the original Disney Peter Pan reference model for all the flying and action scenes in the 1953 film classic, Peter Pan, and the animated characters of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. Roland past away this year at age 89.
This piece was created for the 150th birthday celebration for James M. Barrie, author of the play and book, Peter Pan.The event was held in Kirriemuir, Scotland (Barrie's birthplace) in 2010. My dear friend, Margaret Kerry, Disney's original live-action reference model for Peter Pan, was unable to go so designated that I go in her place to represent her and the Disney version of Peter Pan as best I could.
Among other things, this piece was developed especially for the event. What makes it extra special is that it has been autographed by Roland Dupree and Margaret Kerry. These are original autographs, not copies.
It should be noted that Roland has rarely signed Peter Pan memorabilia in the last 50 years, so it is extra special to have his autograph on a Peter Pan item. He just passed away in 2015 and will be greatly missed.
The photo gives you an idea of how a reference model was used by the animators. The live actor was filmed acting out a scene as directed. The animators would later view the film and draw the animated character utilizing what they captured on film and put their special interpretation into the character. The print has been custom matted to an 11"x 14" size with a lapis blue outer matte and a lime green inner matte, which really enhances the photo. I've also placed an acid-free backing board behind the photo to protect it.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Disneyana\Contemporary (1968-Now)\Limited Editions". The seller is "lasslinda" and is located in this country: US.
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