Looking at these magical Disney scenes it's hard to believe that these are actual paintings and not digital illustrations. They're the work of American artist Thomas Kinkade, who was the master of chiaroscuro, a painting technique using light and dark contrasts to create a sense of drama and the illusion of volume. That's why it looks as though your favorite childhood characters could come alive any second and step through the painting to greet you.

The detail in each piece of artwork is amazing and the longer you look at it the more you'll find. The late Thomas Kinkade illustrated Disney worlds better than anyone I've seen - I'd say even better than Disney itself. He stated that his goal had been "to create inviting worlds that draw people into their depths and encourage them to seek a better, brighter, more hopeful existence". I'd say these paintings definitely achieved that goal.

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Tangled

Tangled

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Heather Cox
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the colors

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#2

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

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Genevieve Bolinger-Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

Some of these are painted by "Thomas Kinkade Studios"....Like the stamp pictured on the bottom right here. His apprentices took over the work when he died. So the newer paintings aren't by him per se but in his style. I think he passed in the middle of doing the Jungle Book one. So his people finished it. I'm not sure if his artists add the additional characters from other movies on the larger originals like Kinkade did. Those are so cool.

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#3

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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Caramel000
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovin' the characters in the clouds :)

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#4

Lady And The Tramp

Lady And The Tramp

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Badá Badaró
Community Member
3 years ago

This is beautiful, it almost made me cry... it's just like I found an old lost memory of the story...

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#5

Lion King

Lion King

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Kelsey Squirrell
Community Member
3 years ago

Its the circle of life

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#6

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

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The Catinator
Community Member
3 years ago

wow

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#7

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

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Lonely Dragon
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3 years ago

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Because Stockholm's syndrome is romantic! Amazing painting, horrible story.

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#8

Cinderella: The Movie

Cinderella: The Movie

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Jennah Wittenbarger
Community Member
3 years ago

Thomas Kinkade had already passed when this movie came out... how did he paint this? He died in 2012, the movie trailer didn't come out til 2014. This doesn't have the same feel as aome of the others anyway...

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#9

Bambi

Bambi

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Luis Milian
Community Member
3 years ago

there are so many animals "hidden" in this drawing.

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#10

Snow White

Snow White

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Cynthia Barlow
Community Member
3 years ago

I used to have a puzzle like this

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#11

Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast

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Diane Franchini
Community Member
3 years ago

Just perfect ????

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#12

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

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Jamie Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

Jennah - you're some kinda stupid arentcha? Just sayin' know before speaking https://thomaskinkade.com/art-genre/disney-images/

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#13

Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The Pooh

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Michelle Pino
Community Member
3 years ago

😍

#14

Cinderella

Cinderella

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#15

Princess And The Frog

Princess And The Frog

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Glitch Hop
Community Member
3 years ago

disney could do just as well as him if they tried but imagine the budget they'd need to make a full feature animated film at this length.

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#16

Dumbo

Dumbo

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Badá Badaró
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my God, this is so alive! Is this a dream?

#17

Disney World

Disney World

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Lily
Community Member
3 years ago

Well of course this looks better than the real thing, it's because Disney land/world is filthy

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#18

Alladin

Alladin

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phattiusmax
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty sure it's 'Aladdin'...and where's the genie?!?!?

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#19

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

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Diane Franchini
Community Member
3 years ago

Magic ✨

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#20

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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Jennah Wittenbarger
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3 years ago

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Thomas Kinkade

#21

Disney World

Disney World

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Bill Jacobson
Community Member
3 years ago

Disneyland Anaheim's 50th anniversary

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#22

Tarzan

Tarzan

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Flo Corvisier
Community Member
3 years ago

The Jungle Book, not Tarzan :)

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#23

Cinderella: The Movie

Cinderella: The Movie

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Wesley Young
Community Member
3 years ago

^ shut up!

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#24

Oz The Great And Powerful

Oz The Great And Powerful

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Rebecca Olds
Community Member
3 years ago

That's thw wizard of oz. Not oz the great and powerful. Dorothy is clearly seen

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