New Chadwick Boseman Artwork on Display in Downtown Disney

Southern California artist Nikkolas Smith has shared a look at a new piece that he created as a tribute to the life of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died last month at the age of 43 after a battle with colon cancer. “King Chad” is now on display on the former ESPN Zone building in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

Smith, who worked at Walt Disney Imagineering for 11 years, is a concept artist, author of children’s books, and film illustrator.

Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock and Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis also shared their thoughts:

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Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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