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Walt’s Car, Jungle Cruise Boat & Adventureland Skipper – Release & Signing

Upcoming Signing – October 16, 2010

Walt’s Car, Jungle Cruise Boat & Adventureland Skipper – Release & Signing

Special Guests: Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily and Disney Legend Bob Gurr

Time: 9 am to 11 am

Location: The Disney Gallery, Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland park

Event Information:

Disney Inspired Artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily as well as Disney Legend and Retired Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr will be on hand for a special product release and signing on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9 am to 11 am at The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland park  Kevin, Jody and Bob will sign the newest releases in the 55th anniversary collection of vehicles that were replicated in celebration of this years anniversary. This month’s release will include Walt’s Car and the Jungle Cruise Boat.  Please see detailed information below regarding these pieces.

Early Concept Jungle Cruise Boat

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Resin and Metal on Wood Base

Edition Size: 500

Retail: $225

Dimensions: 12-3/4″ long x 5-1/2″ tall x 4-1/2″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

Legendary Disney designer Harper Goff is best known for creating the world’s most fantastic submarine, the Nautilus for Walt Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But his creative touch can be seen all around Disneyland, as well – most notably along Main Street, U.S.A., and in the jungles of Adventureland. The little canopied launches that cruise the world’s exotic waterways were first conceptualized by Harper in 1954. His early sketches show vessels more rugged and “travelled” than the shiny bright boats that appeared at Disneyland® on opening day.

Based on Harper Goff’s original concept, Kevin and Jody’s scale replica of the Amazon Belle looks as though it may have crossed the Mekong, borne the rains of the Irrawaddy, and survived the rapids of Kilimanjaro a million times before. It’s absolutely the perfect thing to display in your study next to your shrunken head collection.

Disneyland “Runabout” (“Walt’s Car”) Replica

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Metal and Resin on Wood Base

Edition Size: 500

Retail: $225

Dimensions: 6-1/2″ tall x 7-1/2″ long x 5″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

 Walt Disney loved to show visitors around Disneyland®. Walt Disney Imagineer & Disney Legend, Bob Gurr designed four little electric “Runabouts” especially for Walt to use when touring the Park with family, friends and celebrities.  Bob recalls, “Walt was always smiling happily when he was at the tiller of “his car.”

Adventureland Skipper

Artists: Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Medium: Resin

Edition Size:  500

Retail: $65

Dimensions: 10-1/2″ tall x 5″ wide

Release Date: October 16, 2010

 The brave (and wisecracking) skippers of the world-famous Disneyland® Jungle Cruise have undergone many costume changes over the decades.  Early jungle fashions included split-sleeve  “Sumatran Boatsman” shirts, highwater trousers and…sandals!

 The third collectible figurine in a series celebrating the Cast Members of early Disneyland®.  Designed and sculpted by Kevin & Jody!