Warner Bros. Consumer Products Enlists Renowned Artist Thomas Kinkade to Create Paintings Honoring the 70th Anniversary of Classic Studio Films by EON

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BURBANK, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced a partnership with Thomas Kinkade, the world renowned artist known as the Painter of Light™, to create an exclusive, licensed collection of paintings based on classic Warner Bros.’ films and properties. This special collection of Studio Masterworks paintings will be released as both Limited Edition and Open Edition artwork. The first painting, Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City, was released in August. T a style='fon

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									Warner Bros. Consumer Products Enlists
Renowned Artist Thomas Kinkade to Create
Paintings Honoring the 70th Anniversary of Classic
Studio Films
Stage Set for the Launch of New Collections Featuring Iconic Films, including The Wizard of Oz and
Gone with the Wind

September 02, 2010 03:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

BURBANK, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced a
partnership with Thomas Kinkade, the world renowned artist known as the Painter of Light™, to create an 
exclusive, licensed collection of paintings based on classic Warner Bros.’ films and properties. This special collection
of Studio Masterworks paintings will be released as both Limited Edition and Open Edition artwork. The first
painting, Dorothy Discovers the Emerald City, was released in August.

Thomas Kinkade’s inspiring artwork will pay tribute to the treasured films that have become part of American
culture for decades. Highlighted by a commemoration of last year’s 70th anniversary of the classic film The Wizard
of Oz,the initial paintings are just the beginning of what the artist plans to be a robust collection.

“What better way to celebrate two of the world’s most revered films, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz,
than with these incredible collections from Thomas Kinkade,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President,
Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We’ve found the perfect
partner to bring these classic films to life through original artwork that is both unique and beautiful.” 

“My desire is to share the fun and inspiration that I feel from these classic films and to bring them to life on canvas so
that fans and collectors can delight in them for years to come,” said Thomas Kinkade. “These images are a
panoramic adventure featuring my interpretation of classic moments in the films and a true labor of love for me. Who
can forget the first time they saw TheWizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind? Bringing what has become classic
Americana - those timeless moments and scenes – to life with my paintbrush is exciting and thrilling!” 

Inspired by the extraordinary vision of the filmmakers and the films’ captivating characters, Thomas Kinkade
envisions these images bringing together his romantic style of painting with the mystical connection to places and
characters from the archives of Warner Bros. films.

About Thomas Kinkade

In 2009, Thomas Kinkade celebrated his 25th anniversary as a published artist. Today, he is regarded as the most
widely collected living artist. He is known around the world for his tranquil, light-infused paintings that affirm the
shared values of family, faith, and the beauty of nature. Thom has received numerous requests to interpret great
American moments which he has commemorated including, a collection of classic Disney® features, NASCAR’s® 
50th running of the Daytona 500®, the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Disneyland’s® 50th
Anniversary, Walt Disney World’s® 35th Anniversary, the 85th Farewell Season of Yankee Stadium®,
Graceland’s® 50th Anniversary, among others. Additionally, in 2009, he was named the Centennial Era Artist for
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®. Thom has received numerous accolades for his works on and off the canvas,
including multiple National Association of Limited Edition Dealers (NALED) awards for Artist of the Year, Graphic
Artist of the Year, and nine awards for Lithograph of the Year. He is a New York Times best selling author and is
involved in a number of nonprofit organizations focusing on children, humanitarian relief, and the arts.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail
merchandising organizations in the world.

GONE WITH THE WIND and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment
Co.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
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Contacts
Media Contacts:
Rita Cooper
Director, Worldwide Public Relations
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
818-954-3821
rita.cooper@warnerbros.com
or
Frank Teruel
COO
Thomas Kinkade Company
408-201-5201
f.teruel@kinkade.com

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