Sunday, February 28, 2010

Animators will be animators

Disney Blue-Ray DVD posted a video clip from the bonus section from the October 2009 release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  In this clip, "The Making of Snow White," animators recalled the gags and pranks they played on each other.  My favorite? The incredible growing turtle.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Disney Art to be Studied by Getty

The Los Angeles Times posted an article today detailing plans for a joint study between the Getty Conservation Institute and Disney to study deterioration in plastics used for animation cells.  The article features pictures from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and they are scheduled to be used along with Pinocchio and Fantasia  To read the full article click here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Muppet Snow White and Seven Dwarfs

Piggy as the evil queen?  Kermit as the prince?  Dr. Teeth as Doc?  Animal as Sneezy?  Fozzie as the mirror?  Sign me up!  How fun is this? Check out  this interview with Jesse Blaze Snider that gives lots of information about the upcoming comic from Boom! studios.  There is some artwork posted here.  According to the Tough Pigs website it will be out in April.  Check out Boom kids! for more Disney and Muppet comics.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Golden Book


Here is the 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Little Golden Book.  This was one of the first things that was added to my collection that fits the 'vintage' category.  It was purchased in a store that primarliy sold movie posters (If I'm remembering correctly - it was in Westwood, CA).  The picture of the spine is not great - but under the title there is a nice picture of the queen and the back cover (bottom right picture) illustrates the birds trying to protect Snow White from the hag peddling apples.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Slightly Different Snow White

It is Valentines Day and what better way to celebrate than to look at the first Disney princess through a slightly different lens.  I got this book last Christmas and have thoroughly enjoyed the art.  The new D-Street store in Downtown Disney, Anaheim features many of these styles on tees.  Still waiting for the cover art purse that was shown at the D23 expo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Two History Articles

Vanity Fair and The Huffington Post both have articles by Patrictia Zohn this month.  The first is about the Ink and Paint girls with lots of information about those years preparing for Snow White and the latter is an artcile about the live action model for Snow White.  See links to read full text: Walt Disney Animators (March 2010)
and Off the Cuff

Disneyland's 50th Anniversary

 Disneyland is turning 55 this year.  Back five years ago I attended the 50th Anniversary after being one of the annual passholders to win two tickets. The park was closed that day to the general public and main street was full of media.  While walking around - saw the above image of Snow White giving an interview.  Here are some other photos from the event:
  During the 50th Anniversary Disneyland had a golden ride car on many of the attractions. There was a golden teacup, a golden jungle cruise boat...They also spruced up the park with lots of golden touches.  The attratctions that were open in July 1955 got a Class of 55 plaque.  Snow White's plaque hung outside the entracne and the sign got a little sparkle:
The park also put up large photo mosaics.  These were made up of submitted guests photos.  In Fantasyland - directly in front of the enterance to Fantasyland Theatre was this one:
The most entertaining portion of the day was watching the parade.  It was a great place to celebrity watch.  Here are two of the stars we saw that day: