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Kent Melton

Website: Ken's Blog

Kent Melton has been drawing since he was one. An artist of natural talent, he grew up in rural Southern Missouri, and attended a school without art classes. Not surprisingly, one of his favorite childhood television shows was "The Wonderful World of Disney".

Persuing his art interests, Mr. Melton moved to California, working on projects for live-action films. It was then he was called upon by the Walt Disney Company to sculpt animation character models (Maquettes) for the feature animated film "Aladdin". From that moment on, Mr. Melton has made countless maquette sculptures, entrusted by the animators in bringing their two-dimensional drawings into a three-dimensional world.

In 1992, his reputation as a great character sculptor had spread across the Walt Disney Company. The porcelain-based sculptures of WDCC was just beginning at this time. They recruited Mr. Melton to be a sculptor for the collection, and he became a key member of that team. Kent sculpted more than half of all WDCC sculptures produced - including many collector favorites. Ken has captured countless characters from Disney films and translated that "illusion of life" into fine animation art sculptures.

Kent Melton's WDCC Sculptures

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