Aboard the Dream: Aft Stairwell Art

A lot has been written about the Enchanted Art on the Disney Dream–those moving portraits that shock and surprise you by moving and changing before your very eyes. But one of the things that Dan and I loved about sailing on the Dream was the non-kinetic art, hanging on each and every landing of each and every stairwell on the ship. They’re incredible and amazing, and I’ll be sharing one stairwell’s worth of art once a month for the next three months. Starting with the Forward stairwell, and continuing today with the Dream’s Aft stairwell:

Deck One

Aft Deck 1

“Boat Builders” (1938)
Animation stills of key moments from the Disney short.

Deck Two

Aft Deck 2

“Pixar Concept Art”
Concept art–sketches through computer modeling–from Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006) and The Incredibles (2004).

Deck Three

Aft Deck 3

“Mickey’s Gala Premiere” (1933)
Animation stills from the Disney short.

Deck Four

Aft Deck 4

“Peter Pan” (1953)
Day and night concept paintings set the look of the film.

Deck Five
Aft Deck 5

“Pinocchio” (1939)
Concept sketches from the film.

Deck Six

Aft Deck 6

“Hawaiian Holiday” (1937)
Concept drawings from the Disney short.

Deck Seven

Aft Deck 7

“Dumbo” (1941)
Storyboard drawings from the film.

Deck Eight

Aft Deck 8

“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)
Day and night concept art helped to set the film’s color palette.

Deck Nine

Aft Deck 9

“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)
To create some of the mysterious locations, the artists experimented with many looks.

Deck Ten

Aft Deck 10

“Chef Donald” (1941)
Animation stills from the Disney short.

Deck Eleven

Aft Deck 11

“Ratatouille” (2007)
Concept art for the film.

Deck Twelve

Aft Deck 12

“Aquamania” (1961)
Animation still from the Disney short.

While I love Aquamania, I think the Peter Pan sketches are my favorite! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.