Disneyland Resort Merchandise April 2016

DLR Pins

New pins releasing April 7

• Earth Day 2016
• Edition Size 2,000

New pins releasing April 14

• Live Action Jungle Book
• Edition Size 2,000

New pins releasing April 21

• Disneyland Park 60th Mystery Set

• Love Letters Pin of the Month: Ariel & Eric
• Edition Size 3,000

• Nurses Day 2016
• Edition Size 5,000

• Teacher’s Day 2016
• Edition Size 2,000

• Disneyland 60th Pin of the Month: Diamond D: Winnie The Pooh
• Edition Size 3,000

• Character Connection: Finding Nemo

New pins releasing April 28

• Disneyland Timeless Tales Quarterly Collection: The Little Mermaid
• Edition Size 3,000

• Cinco De Mayo 2016
• Edition Size 2,500

• Spring 2016: Donald Duck & Daisy Duck
• Edition Size 4,000

• Disney Duets Pin of the Month: Aurora & Maleficent
• Edition Size 3,000

• Mother’s Day 2016
• Edition Size 4,000

DLR Merchandise Events

Artist Showcase with Ann Shen

WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney

Help us welcome Ann Shen to the Disneyland Resort. Share a piece of paradise with friends as we celebrate Ann’s latest artwork. Ann will be available for special appearances and signings throughout April. Don’t forget to stop by and pick up you favorite pieces.

Ann Shen is an illustrator, letterer, and graphic designer of magical things based in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Ann worked for various design and toy companies before striking it out on her own. Her whimsical, colorful work has been featured in a number of publications, products, theme parks, and galleries around the world.

Appearance Schedule
April 2-3, 23-24 ~~ 2:00pm – 5:00pm
April 30 ~~ 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Artist Showcase with Jeff Granito

WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney

Join us in welcoming Disney artist, Jeff Granito, to the Disneyland Resort! Add a touch of whimsical animation to your home with these great new art pieces. Jeff will be on hand at WonderGround Gallery for special artist signings throughout the month as April’s Artist in Residence. Don’t forget to stop by and pick up a few of your favorites.

Jeff Granito was born and raised in Southern California, minutes away from the “Happiest Place on Earth”. Way too fearful of the Pirates of the Caribbean, and too motion sensitive for the teacups, he spent much of his time soaking in the design and art that created the magical park. Jeff would spend hours as a child in his bedroom drawing pictures and making paper sculptures of the many different attractions. He would construct the Matterhorn out of Legos and recreate the roller coasters that he would only dare ride in his imagination.

Growing up and leaving the sun and sand behind, Jeff studied for four years at Tufts University in Boston earning a BA in History. After graduation, he came home that summer to Southern California and registered for two night classes. One in advertising, the other course was graphic design. It was then that he discovered, the thing that he had always enjoyed doing as a child finally had a name. In 1994 he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Soon after graduation, Jeff had the privilege of working on a real life Disneyland project. His first project was designing new art for the parks shopping bags! Since then, he has designed a variety of art and merchandise that has gone home in those bags for pleased Disney customers.

Going on fifteen years, Jeff continues to work as a freelance artist for the parks as well as other Disney divisions. He also creates art for Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, Sketchers, and many other prestigious companies coast to coast. It is now his pleasure and honor to be a featured Disney artist.
Working out of his home studio, he is thrilled to be living close to the park that initially sparked his creativity as a child. He now takes his own family to experience the magic that Walt created many years ago.

Appearance Schedule
April 8-9, 15-16, 23, 29-30 ~~ 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Book Signing with Ridley Pearson

Various Locations, Disneyland Resort

Welcome best-selling author, Ridley Pearson, to the Disneyland Resort, as we celebrate the release of his newest book, Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets. Ridley will be available for special appearances and signings April 15-16, 2016.

Ridley Pearson has written nearly 30 novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including the Peter & The Starcatchers trilogy with Dave Barry. He is also the author of The Kingdom Keepers, Cut and Run, The Body of David Hayes, and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In addition, he writes for TV and film: In 2003, a documentary he wrote about Alcoholics Anonymous aired on A&E and The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer aired on ABC in 2004. Ridley, his wife, Marcelle, and their two young daughters split their time between St. Louis, Missouri and Hailey, Idaho.

When he’s not writing or reading to his children, the author plays music with The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band of best-selling authors who play shows around the country to raise money for America Scores. His bandmates include Dave Barry, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, and Mitch Albom.

Appearance Schedule
Off the Page at Disney California Adventure April 15 ~~ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Disneyana, Main Street, USA at Disneyland
April 16 ~~ 9:00am – 11:00am
World of Disney in Downtown Disney
April 16 ~~ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

~~All information is subject to change including but not limited to artwork, release dates, edition sizes, and retail prices.