Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2016 "Piece of Walt Disney World History" Scary Adventures

Snow White's Scary Adventures "Piece of Walt Disney World History" pin, released at WDW on April 14, 2016. Limited edition of 1500. The pin contains a piece of the mural in the scene where the Prince kissed Snow White. Retail $15.99.

See last year's 2015 "Piece of History" pin from Disneyland in an earlier Archive entry.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 Snow White LE Pin Set

About a week ago, this set of nine Snow White pins appeared online at the Disney Store. Limited edition of 500. Includes the princess, the dwarfs, and the witch. Enameled cloisonné, glitter accents, golden finish. Pins measure up to 1.75" high. Retail $199.95.

Item No. 6505047190470P.

Comes in storybook display box with golden foil lettering and illustrated endpapers. Measures 8'' H x 8.25'' W x .75'' D.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Seven Dwarfs Bags

The Seven Dwarfs Zip Canvas Pouch. Polyester/polyurethane/metal zipper. Measures 4'' H x 6'' W x 3.25'' D. Part of the D/Style Collection; listed online at the Disney Store just a couple of days ago. Retail $8.95.

Item No. 2724056310417P.

Also available is the Seven Dwarfs Everyday Bag. Size: 13'' H x 10'' W. $24.95.

Item No. 2724056310399P.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Disney Fine Art Puzzle by Peter Ellenshaw

The Seven Dwarfs head back to their cottage in "Off To Home We Go", a 1000+ piece puzzle featuring the work of artist Peter Ellenshaw. It's part of the Disney Fine Art series. Manufactured by Buffalo Games in the US and distributed in Europe by Jumbo. Puzzle size measures approximately 27" x 20" (69 x 51cm). Contains a total of 1026 pieces, plus a bonus poster to assist with assembly.

The Buffalo Games box.

The Jumbo box distributed in Europe.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Snow White Pepsi Glass

A Snow White glass was released circa 1982 as part of the Pepsi Wonderful World of Disney Collector Series. Measures approximately 6" tall, holds 12oz.

Additional images via The Buried Treasure Store.

Scores of other Disney characters were also celebrated in this collectible glass series.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

McDonald's Coke Glasses from Canada

Circa 1979, McDonald's and Coca-cola teamed up to issue a series of four 16 oz. collectible Disney glasses throughout Canada. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was one of the films included in the set. Full-color illustrations encircle the glass of Snow White, the Dwarfs, the Old Hag, and a couple forest animals. Stands 5.75" tall with a diameter of 2.75".

Movie title is in both English and French.

The McDonald's logo has the Canadian maple leaf below the arches.

"Enjoy" and "Savourez" on the Coke stamp.

The other three glasses in the set: Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Fantasia.

Also check out the 1994 Burger King collector glass in an earlier Archive entry.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Promo Button for McDonald's Coke Glasses

In the late 1970s/early '80s, McDonald's and Coca-cola of Canada teamed up to offer a series of four collectible Disney glasses. The films they celebrated were Peter Pan, Cinderella, Fantasia, and Snow White. This promotional button would have been worn by McDonald's staff during this time.

See the glasses in the next Archive entry.

Monday, May 9, 2016

1983 Schneewittchen Lobby Cards from Germany

A large collection of lobby cards were issued for the November 26, 1983 theatrical re-issue of Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge in then West Germany.  Card size: DIN A4 (29 x 21,5 cm). The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox, and the logo is seen in lower right corner.

Two slightly different sets of lobbies were issued, both with similar images but also minor variations. On the lower left side, one set reads, Walt Disney Productions'. The other set is simply marked, Walt Disney's.

The Walt Disney Productions' 12-card set...

Both sets include the scene of the Old Witch climbing the rock cliff, an illustration not often used in other promotions. Note that the image is reversed in the second set (further down this page).

An original envelope which held the 12 lobby cards above.

The second 12-card set (missing one) are all marked Walt Disney's. The colors are more vibrant with this group because they were partly hand-colored before going to print.

Also included with this set were five "texttafel" cards, each with a film scene description.

An original 1983 Cinema Advertising Packet was recently seen online. It contained a total of 46 lobby cards (both variations), including the text cards. It also had 11 regular size movie posters, plus additional promotional info.

Additional cinema packet images via ebjay1.

Special thanks to Greg Philip of A Lost Film, Nunziante Valoroso, and Edgar Winkler, all for sharing image scans from their collections as well as invaluable information about these sets.