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Magical! by Ponsho Magical! by Ponsho
A piece celebrating all that is good magic in the disney universes. Ranging from deceased fathers, to magical fairys, from gods and wizards to genies and forces of nature. All lending their force to our little hero against an attack to disney castle.

This is definitely my biggest work to date, with more than 15 characters on a single piece and each and everyone of them separate from the other. I always try to do that when the characters are not directly interacting in the piece (i.e. Mushu and the Genie are in a single layer, not two). I love Disney. I am not OVERLY fanatic but I enjoyed their movies when I was a child (and I still do!!) but I mostly stick to the canons movies and a few of the sequels.

So my philosophy behind this is, I see that everybody draws the princesses and the villains and that's all very good but why not give some very well deserved love to the magical creatures that actually help our heroes and heroines to make their dreams come true and defeat the villains! My first idea was to make something similar to my Evil Flush piece focusing on only a few (it was going to be blue-themed with Merlin, Genie, Blue Fairy, Fairy Godmother and Triton) but when I was doing research the cast of magical supporting characters was just so big I decided to expand and voila, the idea for the piece was born.

I decided to stick to the the original characters own design and drawing style and unite them under a coloring style.

One rule I had was to NOT include the titular character(s) or protagonists, that's why there is no Elsa or, to some extent, Pocahontas or Ariel. Also, I took some artistic licenses with Grandmother Willow (I really love the character) because she can count as an extension of Pocahontas psique (same reason why the gargoyles from Notre Dame aren't included, they seemed part of Quasimodo's or anything from Wonderland since I truly believe it was all Alice's on drugs :P) and Mufasa's Ghost, since magic isn't necessarily a thing in the Lion King's world but I thought it would pair well with Atlantis' Heart on the other corner (and also, I REALLY wanted to include the Lion King). The only regret I have is the floating position of the Magic Harp, but she was a last minute addition and so she doesn't have a more grounded position (since she really can't fly) but I also really wanted to include hear and I beat myself for not thinking about her before. Other than that, the rest of the character are either magical or mystical or forces of nature, and at the end of the day, that's what magic really is...right?

There are a couple of easter eggs who aren't a big focus, let's see if you can find them :)


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:iconlordakiyama:
LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic piece of work. This is quite wonderfully done.
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icongregorymoralesjr2016:
Incredible art!
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:iconrandomabsol7404:
RandomAbsol7404 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
This is one of the best Disney artworks I have seen in awhile.
Usually you see just one, or maybe two different movies in one image, so seeing a whole collage is always a nice turn.
And it's usually a group of protagonists you see, not often the magical side-kicks.
Mufasa's Ghost could be considered a form a magic to some, so it does make sense his there. He helped Simba, the main protagonist, find his true calling, despite needing some help from others (Nala and Rafiki)
I really like how you have Grandmother Willow here, as I feel she is a character lacking acknowledgement. If you think about, without her, Pocahontas, the main protagonist, would have never been able to speak with John Smith, would never understood what her dream meant, and who knows how Pocahontas would be without her support. 
I find the part where you have not only Sitka, but the other Great Spirits. They really were the ones who made the movie what it was. Without them, we'd have a completely different story. There would have been no totems to anger Kenai, or turn him into the bear, hence never meeting Koda or being chased by Denahi. Well I suppose something like that could happen, but yet, it's still doubtful. It definitely would have been a completely different movie.
Seeing the part where Mickey is on the cliff overlooking the castle, it almost seems as the trolls from Frozen are there. If that is the case, that is a very interesting place for them, because it then sparks the question, why did Mickey go see the trolls? Unless, did Mickey meet all of these magical entities, and seek guidance and/or help from each and every one of them to continue his quest? 
This piece is beautiful nonetheless, no matter what story it may hold in the views of the audience. 
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Ponsho Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow, what a great and thoughtful comment. You really took the time to look and analyze the picture which is really rewarding for me. I agree with everything you said and good eye on spotting and associating the trolls of Frozen ;) not everyone saw that. Thank you so much!
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:iconrandomabsol7404:
RandomAbsol7404 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!! :D
Thanks! I like trying to identify everything in a large image that I can, which will lead to me to looking at it multiple times to pick up different things XD
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:iconigs1993:
IGS1993 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Wow, this is awesome!!!
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:iconthetimetraveler:
TheTimeTraveler Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Very gorgeous picture! Nice work! :)
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it :)
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:iconcharliemozart97:
CharlieMozart97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
epic encounter of sages and wizards disney
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconcharliemozart97:
CharlieMozart97 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
you,re welcome
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Awesome!
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:iconghashogh:
ghashogh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
wow,very nice.really amazing.i am sure even walt disney itself like it.i hope that see more great works like that from you.again this is awesome and amazing.
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your kind words! That was a really amazing compliment :D
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:iconghashogh:
ghashogh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
you're welcome.:) (Smile) you're work is awesome and really amazing.:happybounce: this is from bottom of my heart body.i hope to see more great and amazing works and arts like this one from you.:D (Big Grin) 
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drinkplentyofmalk Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Holy crap, this is one of the best Disney pieces I've ever seen, the variety in characters and the amazing composition and coloring is awe-inspiring! 
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconjesskat-art:
JessKat-art Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Instant fave!
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconbirdeyes12:
Birdeyes12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
This is the most stunning Disney tribute I have ever seen. 
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :D I really poured a lot into this!
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:iconimaginarymadman:
ImaginaryMadMan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   General Artist
I can definitely see a Mickey Mouse Movie like this
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
If only! :D
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:iconimaginarymadman:
ImaginaryMadMan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   General Artist
I know
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:iconpattersonstudios:
PattersonStudios Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Cool. 
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:iconsammyd91:
SammyD91 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is so cool!! I love this picture!!
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:iconntaylor24:
ntaylor24 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Very smart & wise senses you have with placement & direction. 
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I gave it a little bit of thought :)
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:iconhalowing:
Halowing Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So wonderful~
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:iconwishexpedition23:
WishExpedition23 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :D Dude! you should turn this into a story!
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ain't nobody got time for dat! Hahaha joking, but yeah I can see how all or most of them could form some kind of inter-dimensional magic council or some other stuff. You know, the threads behind the heroes actions and stuff. All in a good way, I suppose haha.
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WishExpedition23 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally! I can't wait to see it if you do it!
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:icondedetc:
dedetc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
this is epic :wow: amazing

i can see beast's rose and the flower from tangled. ;)
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very good! :D Thank you so much for the fav :)
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:icondedetc:
dedetc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
:) your very welcome

and by the way, that sword mickey is holding wouldn't happen to be the same sword from the black cauldron?
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we have a winner! :D Now you're missing just the last one easter egg :)
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:icondedetc:
dedetc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
:hmm: lemme see. the castle seems obvious :o wait...those rocks :D are those the trolls from frozen?
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
you, good sire, have uncovered everything in this picture. The hardest were both the rock trolls and the magic sword :) wish I could reward you with something! Haha
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dedetc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
:D thanks and i must say this is an excellent disney fan art. i like the colours and the easters eggs
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me!
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:iconfantasygerard2000:
Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist
Please add Frozen
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
If you look close enough and past the obvious... I did :) (and no it's not Elsa, I had a rule of no protagonists)
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:iconkhialat:
Khialat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! :thumbsup:
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nekokawaiineko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By George this is amazing! I love Disney! 
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant concept. Love the coloring, and LOVE how you symmetrically paired the characters up and how their expressions compliment one another so nicely. Love Clap

Yeah, I too noticed the Magic Harp is positioned weird. But that's okay, it doesn't at all ruin this masterpiece. :D

That's funny that you originally planned to make it all the blue magical beings because I one time came up with the same idea: mjdisneygirl.deviantart.com/ar… Goddamit I forgot to include Merlin and Triton! OMG!And also the wisps from Brave, we both forgot about those, unless one of your conditions was the exclude anything Pixar.

Couldn't find the eggs. Sweating a little...
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:iconponsho:
Ponsho Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hahaha yeah!! I don't know if Triton should be in your pic but Merlin definitely is missing :D nice concept. I thought about Elsa but I didn't want to include any protagonists. In any case, Frozen IS referenced in mine but with other... characters.

I'm still conflicted about the Magic Harp but hey, in the end I'm glad I included her :) and yes, I excluded Pixar movies, not only because the only "magical" movie is Brave (is it now? Can't remember another one :P) but because well, I like my company-universes separated haha and I have to say, I didn't enjoy Brave as much as, say, Wall-e. It was a matter of taste, I suppose.

Now, well, the two eggs... one of them is the Frozen reference :P let's see if you can find it/them, and the other one is the Magic Sword from the Black Cauldron that Mickey is holding :) I was trying to find a magic sword through the Disney lore (and one would think they have lots) and I thought about well, the eponymous the Sword in the Stone, but that was not really a MAGICAL sword (and I already had Merlin representing that film), and I wanted to include another film, and what better way to include an obscure film in an obscure way :P haha.

Sooooooooooooooo... yeah XD
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not Triton? He is blue and magical, amright?

I understand, Pixar is just a branch of the real thing. Yeah, Brave isn't one of my favorites either. My mom loves it though, so I can't diss on it too much, and I can understand why she likes it. :)

Hmm, still can't see them, but that's okay, it's your puzzle not mine. :)
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Ponsho Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha fine, they are kinda hidden. They are the rocks in the cliff behind Mickey :P the magic rock troll tribe from Kristoff!

And well, Triton isn't the most obvious magical being in Disney lore, one would normally associate it more as the father of Ariel than as a magical being, but Merlin is all about magic, in the end :) but hey, I included him :D haha
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I never noticed the Rock Trolls. XD

Well Triton has his magical trident, and I think that counts. :D
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