Sunday, September 25, 2016

Animator Magazines

Didier Ghez, a Disney historian, who has written or worked on many amazing Disney history books, has a blog that I follow.  He shared that an English magazine - Animator - put an archive up of their issues. 

Issue 20 has two Snow White articles written by some very accomplished Disney historians:
Behind the Magic Mirror
It took 750 artists three years to produce Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Richard Holliss looks at the innovation that went on behind the scenes.
Disney‘s fabulous folly
Brian Sibley tells the story behind the making of Walt Disney’s first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The archive features many interviews with Disney animators and I'm sure there are some other Snow White related articles.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Danielle Nicole Snow White Purse

It seems that more and more names in fashion are joining with Disney to create fun (and expensive) lines.  Danielle Nicole (known for handbags) recently made a line of four Disney bags - Beast, Tinkerbell, Flounder, and Snow White!

The website with Beast and Tinkerbell

Snow White Crossbody bag - I did want to see what the back looks like, but the website didn't show it

Details about the bag

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Snow White Teachers Guide

Back in June, Jim Korkis wrote an article for Mouseplanet about a Snow White Appreciation Guide.  I was really curious to see what it looked like and I got lucky and found one that was for sale at a reasonable price.  So here it is!

The guide is broken into several sections
* A foreword by William F Bauer
* Part I: Background on the Brothers Grimm
* Part II: The appeal of the simple tale
* Part III: Why I chose Snow White
* Part IV: The animated interlude because the feature picture
* Miniature stills for notebook illustrations
* Part V: synopsis of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
* Part VI: The Pictorial Art of Disney
* Questions on Disney's art
* Questions on musical elements

Many of the pages include pictures or concept art drawings with questions like the one below.

I'm so glad to have found this item!  Being a teacher myself, the questions that are suggested to ask students are a little funny to me now, but it is fun to read!

I'm a fan of Jim Korkis's work - he has written some wonderful books that if you haven't read, you really should check out

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs updates for the month of August

I love to read about Disney - every evening I read many different websites that discuss all things Disney.  As I do, I often run across interesting articles related to Snow White.  So here it is, my first updates from the month of ... post!  I will provide a collection of links to different articles and sites that I found interesting this month.  Enjoy! (if you do enjoy, let me know in the comments and I will try to make this a regular post on my blog)

The OC Register had this article about the children of people who worked on Snow White - and yes, I considered trying to crash their dinner.  How wonderful that they have a tradition to get together!

National Coloring Book Day was in August and Disney Style had an article with coloring pages - including a great one of the Evil Queen.

Andreas Dejas wrote and article called "The Trouble with Cels" featuring some heartbreaking images of Disney cels that have deteriorated over time (including a Snow White one).

Filmic Light - Snow White Archive had a couple of items that peaked my interested this month including a toothpaste ad and a cast member belt buckle.

Disney style posted "13 Disney Things from Torrid you Don't Want to Miss" and I missed.  The seven dwarfs skirt is amazing...and sold out.

Also from Disney style is a collection of art from Artist Gabby Zapata that features a great Snow White inspired piece.

Davelandblog has some pictures from Disneyland in 1961 that include a Snow White operating the Snow White attraction!  Whaaa?

Next time you are in New Orleans be sure to stop by Storyland as featured in Davelandblog.  The Snow White cottage is so cute!  Wonder if one would fit in my backyard?

WDW fan zone posted about Target's new line of super cute and super comfy PJs - I love the dwarfs on the pants, but I didn't buy these pajamas - I actually am a morning person!

As you know if you ever read my blog or look at my instagram account, I have a tsum tsum problem and these new blind bag pins are going to be an issue for me - need the Evil Queen!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Snow White La Mode Lamp

Last month I received a new item to the collection: a 1938 La Mode lamp.  According to my collectibles guide book: "Figural painted plaster lamp is 3x3.5x7.25 tall to the top of Snow White, 9.75" tall to top of socket.  Underside has original paper label with company name and Disney copyright."

Now I need to find a shade!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tsum Tsum Snow White

If any of you follow my instagram, you know that I love Tsum Tsum Snow White.  I, like many others, have spent more time than I will admit playing the addicting game.  I was recently thrilled to find out that it was lucky time for three Disney princess tsums (meaning you had a higher chance of getting on of these gals if you used points to buy a new character).

Well, lucky time is right!  I got Snow White!  When you use her during game play, the dwarfs pop up and clear additional tsums when you click on them.  Plus, notice how the screen becomes the forest woodland.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jakk Series 3 Blind Bag

I was so excited to come across the series 3 Tsum Tsum mystery stack pack because it included a Dopey stack!  Unfortunately it took me one Jasmine, 2 Luckys, and 3 Tinkerbells before I got the Dopey.  (beware when feeling the package, the Diamond is not on Dopey's back and is separate from him.  He comes in 3 separate pieces with no bumps on the Tsum).  However, I did get him!

Click below for series one and two (no Snow White characters in either of these series)