Sunday, October 23, 2016

Disney Movie Rewards

A while ago I finally decided to spend a few of my Disney Movie Rewards points on an exclusive poster by Eric Tan.  The package came and I am so glad I got this poster.  It is really beautify and printed on really high quality paper.  I already framed the print and am looking forward to finding somewhere to hang it.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Kevin and Jody in Pop!

Pop Comics in Anaheim is currently running a special gallery with the works of Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily .  If you are not familiar with these artists names, you are certainly familiar with their work!  Check out Kevin's blog, the Tumbler, and this article on Disney Parks Blog.

The Comic book shop is a really nice one and is located in a fun downtown area (right by a building owned by Disney too).  I took some pictures of some of the things on display when I was there.  (The displays will be changing as items sell).
I was so excited to see this prototype - I own one of the final pieces.

This was a great piece too - a replica of the sign outside the attraction the first few years at Disneyland.  The red dot meant it was sold.
 Here are a few more pictures - not Snow White related but very cool!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New England Review

I few months ago I received a copy of the New England Review (Volume 37 Number 1) that features an article by Todd James Pierce.  It is a really nice read focusing on the the development and release of Snow White with lots of quotes from Ward Kimball.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Updates for the Month of September

In an effort to keep everyone up to date; here is a list of links to articles this month that talked about Snow White related things.  Enjoy!

Check out this article about a UCLA professor who helped Shanghi Disneyland recreate many iconic costumes, including an amazing Snow White!

According the the New York Post, you can stay in a Snow White style cottage in LA - I would fact check the rumor about it being inspiration to the film, but it is interesting to look at.

As always, Filmic Light featured some great items including:
Moon Cake Tins
Art Deco Evil Queen

Steve Thompson, Disney artist, posted an adorable Snow White!

Andres Dejas wrote a tribute to Fred Moore to celebrate his birthday and included some great concept art of the two of our favorite dwarfs!

In true Disney fashion, September means Halloween and All Ears blog has a feature about Halloween time at Disneyland and the return of the poison apple mug.  All Ears also made it out to Paris for the first Run Disney event out there and was able to snap some photos of the upcoming Dopey challenge medal.  Not sure I'm ever gonna earn one of those!

WDW Fan Zone made it out to the US open where Disney Princess had some promotions going on - including a custom Snow White tennis racket cover.

One of my favorite finds this month comes from Daveland Blog.  This 1956 photo is of a cutout of Dopey at Disneyland that guests could stick their head in!

Disney Animation Television posted a short (micro-short) promo video featuring Sleepy.

Over on Tumbler Poison Apple a Day posted a beautiful cuckoo clock by Kevin and Jody and a picture of Snow White and Michael Jackson.

TouringPlans blog featured an article on the history of the Carthay Circle Theater.

Over on Disney Style Blog three have been lots of new posts:
A fall inspired Snow White Disney Bound
New purses were a big theme - some here and here
Alex and Ani bracelets featured a Snow White version
Hallmark has a new line of Princess items - I wonder if Snow White will be on anything?
Disney Style wondered what designers would the Evil Queen wear

The Los Angeles Times had an article about a former character cast member who wanted to be Dopey.

WDW Radio did a podcast about the top 10 moments they wished they could have seen in Disney History.  I agree with one of them for sure!

The Disneyland Alumni club had a few fun articles about Snow White in their newsletter, but I don't think it available to the general public.  Check out their website though.

Alright, that's it for the month of September!  Welcome Fall.

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