Art is fascinating in so many ways. It can teach us to express ourselves when creating or can make you think and feel when looking at it. I love all kinds of art but was exceptionally excited to visit the “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” Exhibit At Walt Disney Family Museum when I was in San Francisco earlier this month. Andreas Deja is known for his work at Disney Animation Studios working on films such as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin, Scar in The Lion King and the hero in Hercules.
Through October 9, 2017, you can find Andreas Deja original artwork pieces on Disney at The Walt Disney Family Museum including Scar who is Mufasa’s envious younger brother and the uncle of Simba in The Lion King. The original artwork in this exhibit include watercolors, charcoal, ink and paper, sculpture and more.
Original wire sculpture by Andreas Deja.
Don’t Miss This Piece of Artwork!
In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. The animated film Mushka is planned to release in 2017.
Some fun facts about Andreas Deja is that at the age of 11, he decided he wanted to become an animator after watching Disney’s Jungle Book. He was also awarded the Winsor McCay Award for outstanding contribution to the art of animation in 2006 and was honored as a Disney Legend back in 2015 at D23 Expo.
Pick up your copy of The Lion King which is now available on Digital and Disney Movies Anywhere and available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29!
Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”