Sunday, May 24, 2015

Limited Time Magic Tees

Last week I got my Fantasyland Fighting Seven T-shirt:

About a month ago Disney Parks Blog ran a contest and the Disney Store On-line sold shirts to go along with the contest (read more about the March Magic here).  Sadly, the boys didn't win the competition, but they put up a good fight!

On Friday, Walt Disney World and Disneyland ran their 24-hour kick off to summer party.  You can purchase the Disneyland Dopey up all night shirt on the Disney Store website until May 31st.  I ordered mine, pictures to come!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Feeling Dopey on May 22

Where will you be on May 22?  Sadly, I will be at work and not at the 24-hour event at the Disneyland Resort.  Truth be told, I find the whole idea of spending 24 hours in a theme park at more than a little frightening.  But then I saw this:

Disney Parks Blog

Disney Parks Blog
I love this design!  Marketing Gold!  It's almost enough to get me down to the event - almost.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Rise and Fall of Deafy

Before the final seven dwarfs were cast, there were many others that didn't make the cut.  One such fellow is Deafy.  According to J. B. Kauffman in his book The Fairest One of All, Deafy was the unused dwarf list that came the closest to making it.  Each dwarf has their own gag (Sneezy's monster sneezes and Doc's ability to mix words up) and Deafy, was naturally, hard of hearing.  At one point they artists discussed having Deafy carry a horn, but that idea was ultimately rejected by Walt.  It might have been fun to see Deafy in the scene where the dwarfs are inspecting the cottage after the apparent break-in.  The dwarfs' search would have been constantly interrupted by having to explain everything to Deafy several times.  Deafy was still on outlines all the way through 1935 but, in the end, Deafy was replaced by Sneezy.  There have been a few explanations of why he was dropped: the constant explaining would slow down the plot or the final dwarf line-up did not include any physical afflictions.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dead Authors Podcast

Last night I went to go see a taping of the Dead Authors Podcast.  It was really interesting and completely hilarious!  The premise is that H. G. Wells gets in his time machine and travels back to pick up an author to bring to modern day for an interview.  The reason I am writing about it on my blog is because last night's interview was of Hans Christian Anderson - it will be chapter 46.  There was plenty of discussion about how Anderson felt about Disney's interpretation of his work.  Note, that this podcast is not a family oriented show.  I am looking forward to going back and listening to the Grimm brothers.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Snow White delivered to your Disney room

I have been planning an upcoming trip to the Disneyland hotel and while checking out the Disney floral and gifts website I saw this beautiful bouquet:

The Fairest of the All bouquet is full of flowers inspired by the colors of Snow White's dress and includes a special pin.  It is $160.95 with an additional $10 delivery fee.  The bouquet is available for delivery at a Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Diamond Jewel Lights

I was wandering around Walmart when I saw these:

I couldn't pass them up - they were only $9.98!  How perfect are they?  They are just like the gems the dwarfs mine.  I am going to have to throw a Seven Dwarfs party at some point, but for now, I have them on my wishing well.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Finding Snow White at WonderCon

Last weekend I spent a day checking out WonderCon in Anaheim and was surprised at how much Disney I found there.  I was excited to see a particular artist in the Artist alley but found many more things throughout the day.
I enjoy Amy Memberson's Pocket Princess comics immensely and was excited to meet her.  I was even more thrilled to purchase an original drawing.

Many of the artists had Disney inspired pop-art.  I also purchased a great Disney inspired print by Nidhi Channani.  Another WonderGround Gallery artist, and one of my favorites, was at WonderCon - I love Jackie Huang's work.  Her Good vs. Evil Queen and Hag astounds me.  I purchased a few cards and she let me know that she will be back at WonderGround with princess art in August.  Fingers crossed for some Snow White!

I also found some fun buttons from Fandom Flare and added this button to my collection:
One booth had all sorts of fun products from Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Store Japan.  I bought a Snow White inspired hair clip:

Of course, half the fun of one of these events is to see all the people dress up.  I saw a few Snow Whites - a traditional, a mash-up of some warrior and Snow, and my personal favorite, a tiny Snow White in a batman hat.
I can't wait to go back next year!