The Disney Gallery will debut Mechnical Kingdoms: Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future on Saturday, February 22 with special artist signings to celebrate the release of artwork and collectibles inspired by Steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction loosely built around retro-futuristic visions of a steam-powered society.  Mechnical Kingdoms will feature conceptual designs and ideas for an array of inventive vehicles, machines and gadgets inspired by the extravagantly inventive visions of tomorrow expressed by Victorian-era futurists Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.  The artwork will be further inspired by Disney attractions, icons and innovations that will be blended with the Steampunk view of the future.

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The Steampunk artistic movement is nothing new to Disney, as Walt Disney Imagineers have already incorporated retro-futuristic designs into Disney parks and attractions around the world, including Discoveryland in Disneyland Paris and to a certain extent, Tomorrowland in Disneyland Anaheim.  Tokyo DisneySea also has the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction.

Artists Dave Avanzino, Jim Crouch, Jeremy Fulton, Brian Kesinger, Noah, Mark Page, Michael Peraza and Javier Soto will be on hand for the Mechanical Kingdoms debut and special signing on February 22, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. at Disneyana inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim.

Dave Avanzino will debut a set of Steampunk inspired Sleeping Beauty Castle and Steamboat Willie deluxe prints.

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Walt Disney Imagineer, Jim Crouch created this piece featuring one of the most iconic scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Jeremy Fulton will debut a piece resembling a classic poster inspired by the Primeval World diorama featured on the Disneyland Railroad.

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Feature Animation artist Brian Kesinger, who has worked as a layout artist on Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet will release Lost and Found and A Journey Through Liquid Aether.

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Noah has created Manning the Machine of a Million Dreams, the unique moment as Mickey Mouse travels through time on his steam-powered contraption, which seems to whistle a happy tune.

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Walt Disney Imagineer, Mark Page likes to refer to his art as “Fantastical,” which is appears to best describe his Steampunk art with Mickey’s Steam Powered Airship, McDuck’s Steam Powered Time Travel Sedan, Goofy’s Pedal Powered Airship and Donald’s Steam Powered Submarine.

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Feature Animation artist Michael Peraza has created a Steampunk twist of his favorite Disney films with some of his favorite Disney characters with Mickey Rocketeer, M. Hatter Milliner to the Queen and 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea.

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Javier Soto has created a hand-finished sculpted relief fabrication of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea mounted on wood.

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