Kenny Yamada has been a freelance artist for the Walt Disney Company for over twenty years. He grew up in Lodi, California, has always loved Disney and started drawing Mickey Mouse and other characters when he was three years old. Kenny realized his dream of creating Disney artwork in 1992 when he was hired to paint a poster for the opening of the Euro Disney Resort; now Disneyland Paris. Kenny has worked in many areas including Disney Consumer Products, Disney Publishing, The Disney Store, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Theme Park Merchandise, which includes the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort, and the Disney Cruise Line areas. Kenny has always loved scenes with a lot of characters and created several merchandise pieces which include characters for Christmas, Princesses, and other programs. His inspiration for this character painting was a 1964 Disneyland map which included characters along the border and a 1971 Country Jamboree poster which featured characters carved into the wooden frame. Kenny says ”I wanted to include some poses which remind the viewer of moments from the Snow White film; like the chipmunk using the turtle’s belly as a washboard.” Deluxe Disney Artist Print – Ichabod & Mr. Toad Characters Artwork by Disney Artist Kenny Yamada Includes card with artist bio. Comes protected in standard matting, ready for framing. Paper Matted Size: 14” W x 18” H Approx Image Size: 9” W x 10.5” H Made in the U.S.A. Part of The Art of Disney Theme Parks Collection Print Features a variety of icons, characters and themes; Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – The Headless Horseman – Ichabod Crane – Katrina Van Tassel – Brom Van Brunt – Rip Van Winkle – Baltus Van Tassel – and Tilda – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – The Wind in the Willows – Thaddeus Toad – Toad Hall – MacBadger – Ratty – Moley – Cyril Proudbottom – The Weasel Gang – Mr Winky – a 1903 Wright Flyer – and a motor car.