The all-new and highly anticipated animated feature film Kung Fu Panda 2 from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) is the focus of an elaborate new portfolio of art now available to art collectors and movie fans alike from DreamWorks Animation Fine Art. The film is a follow-up to Kung Fu Panda, the number one animated worldwide theatrical release of 2008.
The Kung Fu Panda 2 art portfolio represents the largest and most diversified array of artwork ever released in support of a single film from Sanders Art Studio, the sole authorized global publisher of DreamWorks Animation Fine Art. There are 47 pieces in total being released in the Kung Fu Panda 2 art portfolio.
A highlight of the new Kung Fu Panda 2 art portfolio is a unique and impressive multi-image portrait (11” x 17”) of the film’s central character Po (the Panda Bear). The giclée imagery has been printed directly onto a bamboo veneer. Created using archival water-based inks, the bamboo portrait is a completely recyclable substrate making it a 100% green fine art product. The hand numbered, limited edition portrait of only 50 features a framed SRP of $750.
Additional imagery in the portfolio include 44 fine art giclée prints on acid free, museum quality, watercolor paper that are hand-numbered to an edition size of merely 50 pieces each worldwide. Each image comes with a suggested retail price of $250 ($500 framed retail). The imagery ranges from exquisite concept art, lush background art, character model sketches and moments directly from the film.
The Kung Fu Panda 2 art portfolio also includes two colorful laser cels (6” x 8”). Laser cels are a lithograph technology where the image is printed on industrial grade Mylar that will not fade, chip, crack or deteriorate but will retain the same bright colors as original hand-painted animation cels. Each cel is matted and features a uniquely numbered laser etched medallion, embedded within the matt itself. “Feet of Fury” and “The Flying Fists of the Furious Five” have been published in an edition size of 500 each and feature a SRP of $20.
“We have created this large assortment of artwork from ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ based on the ongoing popularity of the original film imagery and the appeal of the characters,” said KC Sanders, owner of Sanders Art Studio. “Animation enthusiasts, film buffs and art collectors alike will all find something of interest in this new portfolio. The range of art represented presents something for everyone.”
All of the new art from Kung Fu Panda 2 comes with a certificate of authenticity and is available from Sanders Art Studio: www.dreamworksanimationfineart.com.
DreamWorks Animation Fine Art produces hand-crafted, limited-edition artwork from unforgettable DreamWorks Animation films, including unique, artistic interpretations of the Shrek movies, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs. Aliens and Bee Movie.