Sunday, December 4, 2016

Getting Ready for the Holidays with the Disney Store

November has flown by and we are now well into December.  I have been putting up the tree this weekend and that got me to thinking about the fabulous Snow White ornaments available from Disney Store online (many of which are currently on sale).  Check them out:
Isn't Dopey too cute?  Love that he moves.

Dopey is thinking about making those jewel eyes he is so famous for...

The queens robe looks so regal - even on a hangar.

This one is on my list!!

Snow White - so lovely.

All images Disney

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Going To Guide

I was recently browsing on ETSY when I saw the most adorable Snow White and Evil Queen buttons.  I had to have them!  I looked around the shop and I fell in love with everything!  The artwork is just the cutest.    Check out the I heart going to Disneyland button with the Snow White and Evil Queen on my fan-girl backpack:

It turns out the art is featured in a guide book to Disneyland, so naturally I had to purchase my own copy.

Where was this book when I was a kid?  It is sooooo fun!  I have been to Disneyland a lot, being a local and former cast member, but it is still a wonderful read.  As you can see, I have a few Disney books in my library and I believe this book is a must have!  There are two chapters that include information about Disneyland, a chapter for each land, a built in scrapbook area, and an area of mini stories that attractions are based on.  It is a beautiful and creative book.  This would be such a wonderful gift to someone who is headed to the park for the first time.  (and given with some of hte buttons sold in the shop - so cute!) Here are a few of my favorite pages:

I ordered the book for Amazon and it wasn't in pristine condition when I received it - I wish I had ordered directly from Shannon on her website.  Then I could have had an autographed book, bookmark, sticker, and membership card.  I will most definitely order her next book (Disney California Adventure) directly from her website.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Snow White's Crocs

I was walking around an outlet and I discovered these in the Croc store:

I didn't even realize that Crocs had a deal with Disney.  I thought this was pretty cute!  I looked around on-line and it turns out they have had a bunch of little buttons you can add to the shoes as well as some Snow White shoes just for kids.  Where are the big kid versions? Kids get the cutest stuff!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Updates from Month of October

Wow, it's hard to believe that October is coming to a close.  What are you going to be for Halloween?  There have been a lot of great things out there about Snow White this month - check it out:

Lou Mongello on WDW Radio discussed moments in Disney history they wish they were a part of and I totally agree with one of them (being a huge Snow White fan and all).

Filmic Light had some fantastic posts about fabulous Snow White items that I must scour e-bay for now:
Vintage Italian Cuccu books by Salani
1990's Wrist Watches (I knew Disney Store was trying to bankrupt me in the 90's with the sheer volume of collectibles)
Spanish Sticker Collectors Album
A really interseting Montreal Newspaper article
A beautiful Bertelli Calendar
If Doc Brown ever stops by with a time machine I'm going back in time and ordering all the jewelry in this catalog!
These Snow White Aluminium sets are fantastic
These Post Toastie masks do show up on ebay from time to time
This snow globe is fascinating - I would have never guessed Disney would make merchandise of this scene - the one that terrified children in the movie theater.
Check out the special box made for the exhibit at the Walt Disney family museum.

I mentioned there might be an upcoming Snow White book a while ago - Didier Ghez posted about his upcoming projects which include Snow White interviews Volume 1.

WDW Fan Zone asked which Disney character you'd pick for president - Snow White was one of the ones suggested but I might vote for a package deal on the dwarfs!

This Fairy Tale Life had a look at the new 2017 Princess bridal gowns - including the updated Snow White.

Steve Thompson posted an adorable Snow White for #inkober

Disney Visa by Chase posted an article on where to meet our favorite princess in the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Style felt that Snow White's wishing well is a great place for instagram photos.  I love that spot in the park - it might be one of my favorite spots in Disneyland.

Long before there was instagram, people have been snapping photos there - here is a vintage shot of the Snow White wishing well area.

Check out this vintage theme park Sleepy!

If you had asked me ten years ago, I would have said there was no way I'd be a Hot Topic regular costumer - check out these shirts though - how can I not be?

Still trying to figure out what to do with your squad for Halloween?  Check out this post by Disney Style.

Or if you are going solo for Halloween - find your costume according to your sign here.

Disney Parks Blog posted pictures of dogs in costumes - that's just awesome in of itself - but check out the evil queen and Snow White - so cute!

Ashley Taylor drew a fabulous Disney Doodle of the evil queen.

You have to get over to Wonderground Gallery next month to check out Gregg Visintainer Poison Apple art.  It is amazing!  I love how the designs are actually hidden images.  I've bought quite a few of his pieces.

I recently was very excited about the Snow White Jamberry nail wraps - well now there are Evil Queen wraps!

Feeling crafty?  How about making this poison apple card?

D23 had three articles this month - all of which are in a member only area and I can't link them for you here:
* Get a Wildly Wicked Look inside Disney Villains
* 13 Characters that Makes our Spine Tingle
* 13 Classically Creepy Disney Park Attractions

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

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)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

New Snow White Book?

I follow The Disney History blog by Didier Ghez after finding his books "Walt's People" so fascinating.  Each book is a collection of interviews from Disney legends (animators, producers, directors, imagineers...).  I have found many useful interviews directly related to the making of Snow White and hope to catch up on my reading.  Volume 17 was just released this July.

Ghez posted an update about upcoming projects and I was thrilled to learn that he is editing about collection of interviews focused on the making of Snow White!  He expects it to be released this August or September with a volume 2 to come.  I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

I did a little searching and Ghez posted a link to a chapter of a Snow White book back in 2013 and I believe this blog is David Johnson's, the author.  It doesn't appear to have been updated much.

While we wait for the release of this book, if you are a Disney history nerd, check out the Walt People's series:

Sunday, July 31, 2016

E Ticket Magazine

There was a wonderful fan magazine published from 1986 to 2009.  I have been slowly accumulating all the issues and am currently missing only three more issues.  Two issues featured Snow White's Scary Adventures - issue 4 and 13.  While I'm still waiting to find issue 4, I have issue 13.

It's a very interesting look into the original attraction before it was update.

While you can no longer buy very early issues, you can purchase them on CD-Rom.  The Walt Disney Family Museum acquired all the content to the magazine and you can now purchase back issues as well as the CDS.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Disney Princess Magazine

I was wandering around in a book store the other day and I saw this:
May/June 2016 Disney Princess Magazine

I was surprised to find the main story on the first few pages all about Snow White!  "A Windy Adventure" is a story about Snow White heading out to collect supplies to make a surprise for the dwarfs when the wind interferes with her plans.  The story runs from page 3 to page 8.  This particular issue also features a story about Sleeping Beauty.  

Back cover Snow White game

The magazine also features lots of games and crafts with lots of Disney princesses as well as a pull-out poster.  The magazine is published six times a year and is suggested for readers 3 to 9 years old.

Click below to subscribe: