+++++ And this is what Thomas Kinkade said about this work +++++
"Of all the Disney love stories, Beauty and the Beast is perhaps the most poignant. Beast’s
true identity is a charming prince who is discovering love in the form of the beautiful
Belle. In my painting, I memorialize that magic moment when they first begin to discover
their love for each other. Many of the characters from the movie are present, including
Belle’s father, Maurice - an eccentric inventor who soars overhead in his homemade flyying
machine. In the distance, we see the village that is a central setting for many of the film’s
most important moments. At lower left, we see the evil Gaston leading his parade of angry
townspeople in search of the Beast. As in the movie, the wonderful characters of Cogsworth,
Mrs. Potts, and of course, Lumiere, feature prominently in the foreground.
As with every piece in my Disney Dreams Collection, I attempted to portray a panorama of the
entire movie, rather than an individual scene. My desire is that the viewer’s eye would
wander around the painting making discoveries in every corner of the image. A tradition in my
Disney Dreams Collection is hiding characters from earlier paintings in the current piece and
Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love is no exception. See if you can find Snow White, Tinker
Bell, the mice from Cinderella, Pinocchio, and if you look carefully you’ll even see Bambi
cautiously creeping around the corner of some foliage in the distance below the Castle.
Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love represents, in my mind, my highest accomplishment so far
in the Disney Dreams Collection. It is filled with detail…all encompassing over 600 hours of
The crowning achievement and the central discovery in the image is the sweeping
sense of romance that is at the core of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Here truly is
unconditional love in its purest form. I hope you sense that love every time you look upon
Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love."