headed to auction

Classic Disney animation art featuring Snow White, Pinocchio headed to auction

A collection of original art from Walt Disney Studios will soon be open for public auction.

Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the movie memorabilia auction, “An Important Animation Art Collection, The Property of a Gentleman” in New York City on June 5.

The sale will feature more than 290 original Disney animation drawings, storyboards, posters, concept art and celluloids, according to Bonhams’ press release.

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The collection was amassed over 25 years by a private collector who acquired the art through auctions and dealers. It is comprised of multiple titles and items from more than 60 years of Disney animation, Bonhams said.

The collector released his collection to Bonhams for sale in order to share the work with the next generation, Bonhams told ABC News.

The artwork includes images of character favorites like Cinderella, Pinocchio, Bambi and Mickey Mouse.

Villians like Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” in 1959 and the Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 are also available for purchase.

Some of the items, such as a celluloid of Snow White, are estimated to be worth between $25,000 an $30,000.

The collection will be on preview at Bonhams Los Angeles from May 19-21 and then will be on display at Bonhams New York from June 2-5.

The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of ABC News.

About Arima.

Hello! So, a few questions about Arima. You can notice that some of them are really old. I apologize for that. AskBox is open right now, so if you have any questions regarding the latest chapter or anything else feel free to send them.


Some people already sent me a few meanings behind the flower (read here, here and here). Thanks so much for sharing, though 

Anon said: I just read your post about Ishida Sui mentioning that Arima’s hair turned white due to “bad genes” so I did some research and I think that Arima has Waardenburg Syndrome (google it). Arima originally had dark hair and dark eyes but if you look at both the manga, anime and book covers, his hair is obviously a white/gray with extremely pale eyes, which fits the description of WS :( It’s an autoimmune disease —> Arima may be dying.

I know about that disease, but I don’t think that’s what he has. For instance, his eyes have always been grey but Ishida-sensei will draw his eyes either really dark or light:

  • Dark:
  • Light:

As you can see, his eyes tend to look very dark; it’s only when he is in a battle when his eyes look light.

This is really similar to Kaneki. When he is happy. nervous or just being a total dork his eyes look almost black:

Note: Using Sasaki as an example because black-haired Kaneki’s eyes are always dark and white-haired Kaneki’s are always light; Sasaki shows both.

On the other hand, whenever he is upset, angry or really sad (or talks to Kaneki), his eyes look light:

As for his hair, we know that Arima undergoes a lot of stress, so I think that might be a reason. Still, it could be an illness, which would explain why the CCG wants someone who can surpass him.

Anon said: Going back to the last tg chapter, I’m curious as to how Arima arrived with Akira to where Haise and Seidou were fighting. Do you think that after Akira heard Haise’s screams, she contacted Arima to come immideately because Haise is in danger or do you think Arima was already on his way to the auction raid area?? It just confused me because he popped up out of nowhere

It seems that, as soon as the escort for the Quinque steel was done, they headed to the Auction as fast as possible. Still, I guess it could be possible that Akira contacted Arima and told him that Sasaki was fighting a SS Rated ghoul alone, thus why he and his squad headed to the Auction Hall first while Ui and Houji went to other sections.

Anon said: Random question: why is tg Jack, which is about Arima, titled that way? Does the Jack vard symbolize something or is the reason given in the series (I never read tg Jack)? Also what do you mean in your most recent post that Arima talked for one minute and recognized that Haise is different? Did you read a spoiler somewhere (could you give me the link pleaseeee)?

Um… yeah. Really old questions here. You probably already know of the quotation marks when he said Haise’s name and this stare:

As for the Jack thing, you can read about it here.

Anon said: Could it be possible that if Arima were to be the One Eyed King, that’d he find RC suppressants to lower his RC levels? It could explain why his scratch did not heal. It could be something like, “I want to make this as legitimate as possible without any speculations to occur.” We’ve seen how far ghouls will go to blend into human society, Arima could be doing such to gain their trust. Also, an Aogiri member actually the strongest in the CCG? My God.

I doubt it. He’d have to constantly inject himself in eye to make it happen; while he could do it sometimes, some missions could take a while and he’d be unable to do it. Also, you have to consider that he’s been with the CCG for 15 years now (maybe even more); Aogiri didn’t even exist back then and even if it did, that’s quite a long time for an infiltration.

Anon said: hello, wow i love your theories they’re so interesting to read, but i’m here to ask if you have an opinion on what Arima meant when, after Kaneki recited that poem in 139, he said Kaneki was the rain? i was quite confused about it so i thought maybe you might know more since your smart, but i’m sorry if i’m bothering you.

Thanks for the kind words! None of you guys could ever bother me. Rain tends to symbolize depression and sadness, but I don’t think that’s what Arima’s words meant. We know that, while he is not particularly empathetic with ghouls, he is polite and pities them to some extent. 

The way I see it, Arima said that so that Kaneki would calm down. If you remember, he was going pretty insane there…

then he recites a poem to calm himself

…and then Arima speaks to him as an equal, ending with this phrase before turning back to being just a ghoul investigator:

I assume he did all this as a way to tell Kaneki that he was not attacking him because he wanted to, rather because he was ordered to…

…and to assure him that he wouldn’t hurt him more than necessary, that he would end it all quickly.

Anon said: Is it possible that Arima is actually a victim of CCG? We know that the CCG has been buying up ghoul solutions… maybe they overpowered Arima by forcing him to undergo surgery/transformation he didnt necessarily want, causing his antisocial bejavior and hair color change. Also he would have to drink ghoul solutions once in a while or something. A crazy headcanon but Arima’s hidden past and future is surely not going to be a happy one *cries*

We know that his backstory is as tragic as Kaneki’s (at least it was implied), so chances are that Ishida-sensei will break our hearts badly when he reveals it. Whether he drinks or not ghoul solutions, I have no clue; it’s possible, but I’m not sure he’d be okay with it.

However, I do think that the CCG is using him (or manipulated him at some point of his life). All the investigators we’ve known have a reason to fight against ghouls, most of them hate them, a lot want to get stronger while some others aim for promotion. Arima has never shown any interest in any of that: he kills ghouls, train some recruits from time to time and participates in big operations of all sorts, but he doesn’t spend time with many people, doesn’t have a collection of Quinques, doesn’t have a particular training schedule (that we know of), he doesn’t even go to reunions unless it’s absolutely necessary (chapter 143) and yet, he’s spent 15 years of his life fighting against ghouls.

It’s clear that, as many investigators, he doesn’t really have a life outside killing ghouls, but he doesn’t enjoy doing that either (he doesn’t even know what to write in his will which is absolutely heart-breaking). Then why is he with the CCG?

I doubt he’d be with them if he had been given a chance (I can picture him as a librarian or maybe a literature teacher), so there must be something the CCG has offered him in exchange of him staying with them. I doubt it’s for money and we know it’s not for joy, so there must be another, deeper reason.

And, since it’s always been one of the focus points of the story, I’d say it has to do with his family.

He might be an orphan, but I don’t think he was when he joined the CCG. Ishida-sensei has mentioned that the cause of Arima’s white hair is bad genes; I don’t particularly believe that’s the reason behind his hair colour, but I doubt Ishida-sensei would say that if there was no truth behind it.

Given the parallels between Kaneki and him, I assume that his father (or mother) died when he was just a child, while the other one was sick of something (let’s say, an autoimmune disease). As a child, Kishou wouldn’t be able to take care of a sick parent.

And this is where I think the CCG appears: they notice a young, talented Arima whose mother/father is sick and take care of him and his family in exchange of him joining the CCG (if he left, his familiar would be forgotten too). And he does everything he’s asked to perfectly because he wants his parent to be okay. And then his family died and Arima, without having anywhere else to go, stays with the CCG following orders like a robot for the longest time.

But, his mother/father was sick, which means he is too so, as the time where he’ll start having medical issues approaches, the CCG grows desperate to have someone that can take his place as an undefeated ghoul investigator, leading to the Quinx (this could also explain Arima’s surprised/sad face when Haise jokes about him being his father).

…Man, what a story I’ve made up. I’m 90% sure it’ll be proven wrong, but that’s what I think might happened. 

dark-hearts-and-swords said: I’m not sure if this has been asked before, but what’s your take on the similarities between Arima and Kaneki/Sasaki?

It’s kind of unusual and interesting that they are so similar and yet so different from each other. I assume Ishida-sensei has something in mind with these two (I don’t think a battle or something like that; maybe they’ll have similar endings), but I guess we’ll have to wait (quick note, if you want a post with all their parallels I guess I can do it, but there’s already quite a lot out there).

f-lexiballerina said: I want to know what your opinion is on Arima and haise? Why is Arima so fond of him. Ever since re: started it seems like Arima goes out of gis way to go see how haise/kaneki is doing. Is it haise’s/kaneki’s personality or because they are similar?

They have quite similar personalities. Also, as his “owner”, I assume Arima started talking to Sasaki to figure out if he could be a ghoul investigator. Having to make a decision based only on Haise’s personality (and no memories), Arima must’ve gotten to know him quite a lot and, as we all know, Kaneki/Sasaki has a really beautiful personality (as Hinami mentions, everyone loved him), so Arima, who receives admiration and envy in equal amounts, would probably be relieved that someone actually treated him as a human.

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Part of the Jim Click collection headed to RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction in August.


Workspace Wednesday!  I woke up feeling like crap (shark week), so I decided to tool around with some design ideas in Illustrator until the Midol kicked in.  I came up with two different spider designs and I’m kinda loving them :D.  These are the ones that I was surprised about, I was sure that my cutter would mangle them.

I finished fixing Dal Madoka’s hair last week and put off fixing Pullip Mami’s.  I knew it was going to be a nightmare T_T.  I finally got sad of letting her sit in her box and buckled down to style and trim it.  Have you ever opened a Pullip while PMSing?  I’m glad I’m the only one home, because I’m sure I looked like an absolute lunatic.  The arms and legs are flippin’ encased in thick tape and plastic all the way up and down underneath the clothing.

I’m going to finish up Elissabat this evening, as well as a repaint video to be posted either tonight or tomorrow morning.

The last two photos aren’t really workspace related, unless being in the studio counts, but they’re the current state of my two main doll and figure shelves :3.  Some of those guys are headed for the auction block soon, but I dunno which ones yet.  I’ll never have enough space or attention span.  I also -really- need to organize my studio.

Again =_=.