WATCH: WestJet Airplane Gets 'Frozen' Makeover
To celebrate the film "Frozen," Canadian airline WestJet, WestJet Vacations and The Walt Disney Company have teamed up to custom paint an aircraft with popular characters from the movie.
In a report from Devan Coggan of Entertainment Weekly, the Boeing 737 was painted to feature fan favorites like Anna, Elsa and Olaf and to showcase a contrasting scene of a warm beach and a cold winter.
The intense project took 21 days of 12-hour shifts with groups of six painters each working at all times for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The project used more than 170 gallons of paint and required an airbrush artist to handle the fine details of the job.
The Walt Disney Company Managing Director Marlie Morrison told ETurboNews.com, “To see our vision come to life is so exciting, as we collaborated on this project for over a year. Only a very small group of us (WestJetters and Disney Artists and Cast Members) knew and we had to keep our secret under wraps… or should I say, on ice. It's a truly unique and unforgettable design that Disney Fans and WestJet guests alike will enjoy for years to come.”
Not only is the outside of the plane themed after the movie, but the interior will also feature head-rest covers and storage bin decorations with "Frozen" designs. Here is a full time-lapse video of the "Frozen" painting process, via WestJet:
The official Twitter account of WestJet shared an image of the finished product:
This is not the first partnership between WestJet and Disney, either, as the airline also commissioned a plane adorned with Sorcerer Mickey Mouse.
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