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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea "Nemo's World" Original Art by Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw (Walt Disney, c. 1990s). Here is a gorgeous painting titled, "Nemo's World" where Captain Nemo pilots his submarine, the Nautilus, to the island of Vulcania in Walt Disney's live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The painting was a creative collaboration by acclaimed visual effects artists, Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw. This is an original painting used for a published edition of 195 prints. Peter Ellenshaw (1913 - 2007) was a matte painter and visual effects artist on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning two Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. In those days special effects awards were given to the studio, not the artist. Things changed and at the 37th Annual Academy Awards in 1965, Peter Ellenshaw would take home an Oscar for his matte paintings and visual effects on Mary Poppins. Harrison began his career at the Disney Studios before joining George Lucas at his special effects studio, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), where he produced many of the matte visual effects backgrounds for Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He would return to Disney and eventually headed Disney Studio's effects department, Buena Vista Visual Effects (BVVE). Rendered on canvas of 36" x 18" and hand-signed in paint by both artists. The art is framed to 44.5" x 26". Frame sold as-is. Overall artwork condition is Fine.
    From the Peter and Harrison Ellenshaw Family Archive.


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