As a visual effects designer and filmmaker, Harrison Ellenshaw's work can be seen in such films as A New Hope, TRON, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, CAPTAIN EO, DICK TRACY, and many others. He has also had a successful career as an artist with one-man shows of his paintings in London, New York, and San Francisco.
Peter Ellenshaw has received five Academy AwardŽ nominations, winning the OscarŽ for his stunning recreation of Edwardian London in the Walt Disney's classic, Mary Popins. Throughout the years, Ellenshaw has sought to capture the drama and emotions of many different scenes. His work is represented in both public and private collections worldwide. He has received numerous honors and retrospectives including those by the American Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Film Institute of Chicago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the R.W. Norton Art Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana and has been bestowed the illustrious title of "Disney Legend."
In their first creative collaboration since Disney's, "The Black Hole" (1979), Peter & Harrison Ellenshaw came together to create "We can Fly". Their first in a series of collaborative works celebrated the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's, "PeterPan".
Their second piece was "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," which according to Harrison, "was my introduction to Hollywood, at least to the Disney style of epic movie making. This was an exciting time, seeing my father involved in one of Walt Disney's most successful live action films."