Thursday, November 23, 2017

"Disneyland Line" - Thanksgiving Covers

The weekly cast member newsletter, Disneyland Line, provided employees of the park with information about the resort and the Disney Company. Snow White and Seven Dwarfs were pictured in a Thanksgiving scene on the cover of the November 24, 1983 issue. The same illustration was used again in the November 26, 1986 edition.

Special thanks to Kevin Hicks for sharing images from his collection.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 Grumpy Holiday Tee & Accesories

"Light on Cheer" Grumpy t-shirt. Appeared online at Disney Store in September 2017. Material: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Retail $22.95.

Item No. 5620045532159M.

In November, this pair of Grumpy socks was listed online. Comes inside clear plastic Mickey icon head ornament. Opens in half and snaps together. Retail $9.95.

Item No. 2721047482281M.

Matching Cufflinks. Enameled metal cloisonné. Set of two. Retail $65.95.

Item No. 3227057020293P .

Theme Park "Animated Classics" Ornament Discs

Disney's Animated Classics ornament disc series was sold at the US theme parks. The collection spotlighted each of the feature-length animated films, including Snow White (of course). Porcelain. Diameter 2.5". Original retail $8 each. Made in Thailand. Probably dates from 1990s.

A few of the others in the series.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1960 Ceramic Watch Figurines by Wales

Snow White figurine. Hand-painted glazed ceramic. Measures approximately 5" tall. Imported from Japan by Wales. Manufacturer's foil sticker often found on bottom along with another that reads, "© 1960 Walt Disney Productions". These figures were sold in conjunction with the Ingersoll character wristwatches (seen in an earlier Archive entry).

A few examples.

The series also included Cinderella, Alice, Mickey and Donald, all pictured in a 1960 Bingham catalog. Original retail price $6.95.

  A two-page color ad from a 1962 publication.

1960s Enesco Snow White Figurine Set

In the 1960s, Enesco created a legion of Snow White glazed ceramic figurines that were made in Japan. Each is bottom-marked, "© Walt Disney Productions" and usually includes a foil Enesco sticker or a "Japan" sticker. Some still have their character name tags too. Snow White is approximately 5.5" tall. The dwarfs around 4.5".

These figurines, along with a boatload of other Enesco products, appeared in the Merchandise Supplement to the 1967 Snow White pressbook.

Links to earlier posts featuring the Enesco items in the 1967 pressbook: