Chadwick Boseman Memorial Mural Debuts at Downtown Disney
As the world is still trying to come to terms with the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman, Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Resort in California have just debuted a new mural to honor his legacy.
The Chadwick Boseman mural was designed and created by Walt Disney Imagineer, Nikkolas Smith who proudly stands in front of his work in the Instagram post below. The mural itself features Boseman proudly exchanging the Wakanda salute with a young child wearing a Black Panther mask. It is truly touching.
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This one is special. My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney. 🐾 It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the Avengers Campus. To millions of kids, T’Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman. I’m so thankful to be able to honor Chadwick’s life and purpose in this way. I am grateful to the Disney family for being so supportive of my journey as an artist. @waltdisneyimagineering @disney @marvelstudios @disneyland 🐾✨ #LongLiveTheKing #KingChad #WakandaForever #Phambili #DowntownDisney #BlackPanther #ChadwickBoseman #RIPChadwick #WDI
Smith had this to say about the Boseman mural, “This one is special. My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney,” Smith wrote on Instagram along with several pictures of his work. “It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the Avengers Campus. To millions of kids, T’Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman.”
While both Parks at the Disneyland Resort remain closed, Downtown Disney has been welcoming Guests for a few months now. So, all are invited to social distance and come see this amazing artwork honoring the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman.
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