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Sorcerer Mickey Masterpiece by Jim Shore

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent Disney poll on Facebook, we got a ton of response! It’s always great to see your ideas, they really do inspire me and get my creative juices flowing. Your interest is obviously passionate (like mine!), and the range of subjects and characters you’d like to see is huge. We got over 300 separate ideas with almost no two exactly alike, running the gamut from Ratatouille to Sword in the Stone to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. All these great ideas give me some real job security, I’ll never run out of great stories and characters for my art! It just shows that mostly people are Disney fans more than they are fans of just one particular character or story.  I’m proud to have my work associated with that kind of artistic tradition.

That said, here are the top 10 movies you’d like to see designs from according to the poll. But remember the number of different suggestions was huge, no movie came even close 10% of the votes cast. So the difference between #1 and #10 is quite small.

  • Oliver and Company
  • Mary Poppins
  • Tarzan
  • UP!
  • Lady in the Tramp
  • Aristocats
  • Princess and the Frog
  • Aladdin
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Fox and Hound

There’s a lot of good ones there!  I’d love to do Hocus Pocus (keep your fingers crossed) or UP! (cross the other hand!).  And there are a lot of great animal stories. It’s good to see dogs and cats (or a fox or frog) keep up with the princesses. The top character vote was even closer and more spread out. Here are the top five.

  • Merida
  • Sidekicks (more animals)
  • Villains (love this, I have something special in mind, keep watching!)
  • Carl and Ellie
  • Donald and Daisy

Thanks again to everyone that took the time to participate. I learned a lot and really appreciate your help!  We’ll definitely do this again.