Learn to Draw Dozens of Disney and Pixar Characters in Disney Art Academy

Nintendo 3DS Game Lets You Share Your Magical Creations on Social

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calling all budding artists and Disney fans! In the Disney
Art Academy
game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo
family of systems on May 13, you can use a wide variety of tools
to learn to draw more than 80 Disney and Pixar characters in 2D. By
setting your own pace through multiple easy-to-follow lessons,
characters like Mickey Mouse, Nemo from Disney Pixar Finding
, Elsa from Disney Frozen, Buzz Lightyear from Disney
Toy Story and Simba from Disney The Lion King
come to life on your Nintendo 3DS screen.

“Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you will be surprised by
what you can create in Disney Art Academy,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“The game uses fun lessons to teach drawing skills to artists of all
ages and skill levels.”

In Disney Art Academy, Disney and Pixar characters can be
sketched or painted in many different ways. Using nine art tools like
pastels, paintbrushes or markers, you can discover your inner artist by
participating in lessons inspired by Disney art and animation. These art
lessons are absolutely intuitive and, most importantly, fun! Each lesson
guides you through a step-by-step progression to draw a single
character. What starts as a series of lines and shapes will gradually
evolve into a familiar character using your new art skills! If
you ever want to take a break, lessons can easily be saved to continue
from the same spot at a later time.

You can even add some extra flair with the Magic Brush, a new addition
to the Art Academy series. With the Magic Brush, magical
additions like stars, bubbles, and glitter can be added to your
masterpieces – all easily accessed by using the touch screen on Nintendo

As your art skills improve and you create more and more Disney and Pixar
characters, you may very well want to share your creations with others.
That can easily be accomplished directly in the game by connecting to
the Internet and sharing through Miiverse or social media via Image
Share. Completed artwork is also saved to the Nintendo 3DS system’s SD
card, allowing you to upload your creations to a personal computer and
print them out. Refrigerators around the country are about to get a lot
more colorful (and a lot more magical!) once families start printing
their favorite drawings.

If you want to create outside the game’s numerous lessons you’re in
luck, as Disney Art Academy includes a Free Paint mode that lets
you draw even more characters any way you choose. In Free Paint, you can
put your newly learned skills to the test by drawing on a blank canvas,
or you can select from more than 80 Disney images to use as reference as
you add to your virtual gallery. All completed artwork can be viewed at
any time in the game’s Clubhouse, where you can also select your
favorite pieces to be viewed in a personal showcase slideshow.

Disney Art Academy launches on May 13, and can be purchased in
stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com at a
suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information about the game,
visit http://artacademy.nintendo.com/disney/.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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