Sunday, August 29, 2010

Diamond Edition Online Game

The desktop wallpapers from previous post could be downloaded from Disney's Diamond Editon website by playing the following game...


The Magic Mirror introduced this flash animated game with the words,"The magical world of Snow White awaits."



The homepage consisted of the Seven Dwarfs singing "Heigh-Ho" and marching at center stage while the different areas of the Kingdom passed behind to the left. Diamonds were placed throughout each scene...





If you held your cursor over one of these areas, such as the Dark Forest or Queens's Castle, additional animation would entice you to click your way into this realm...





Dwarfs' Cottage...



Enchanted Forest...



Wishing Well...



Queen's Castle...




Dark Forest...



Click a character and a window opened to download a wallpaper or email signature...




Once you'd clicked and collected all 15 diamonds, you could then proceed to the Diamond Mind which held a bonus video (of the dwarfs throwing Grumpy into the wash tub) as well as bonus printables and downloads...





Bonus Printables included a Dwarf Name Chart and an Honorary Dwarf Certificate...





Bonus Downloads included the wallpapers (shown at top) and email signatures for the Prince, the Queen, and the Magic Mirror...



All wallpapers and screen captures © Disney.

2009 Diamond Edition - Desktop Wallpapers and Game

Here's eleven Disney desktop images with artwork from the 2009 Blu-ray home video release. These wallpapers were available for download from Disney's Official Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition website.

To access them, you first had to play an online game (see next post) where you could click on a character to download its wallpaper. However, the Queen, Prince, and the Magic Mirror (with Snow White in it) were only available after collecting 15 diamonds throughout the kingdom and unlocking the Dwarf's Mine.


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2009 Diamond Edition Snow White Desktop Wallpapers.

Friday, August 27, 2010

One Year Ago - Snow White Becomes Millionaire

Twenty-two year old former Snow White Natalie Marston won $5.2 million one year ago today.


















Marston was...
working as Snow White at Disneyland when she bought a lottery ticket on a whim. That ticket made Marston a millionaire. [She] won the $5.2 million jackpot on the"Make Me a Millionaire" show by the California Lottery. "I know I played Snow White, but I feel more like Cinderella," Marston said.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Now For Something Completely Different - Snow White's Bar

The Snow White Cafe, located at 6769 Hollywood Blvd, is "just steps from the intersection of Hollywood and Highland" in Los Angeles. But it's not necessarily a place you'd expect to find such a Disney icon. Yes, inside you'll see murals paying homage to the famous princess and other characters from the film, but if Snow White was to actually find herself wandering into this place, the atmosphere would probably invoke a response akin to what she experienced in the dark forest...that is, unless she was just interested in finding a spot to sit and watch the tourists. Sounds like the perfect place for this.


Customer comments and reviews from yelp.com:
The decor is absolutely insane. Like...If an amusement park in Iowa was a total Disney rip-off and had a ride called "Black-Haired Beauty and Seven of Her Smaller Friends", this is what the inside of that ride would look like. Lindsay B.
Part alpine Disney nightmare, part fern bar.  I believe the owners were required to retain the Snow White name and decorative remnants by some historical conservation society or something. Linda R.
Snow White is a RELIABLE bar. What you bring to Snow White, Snow White will give back to you. Mandy L.
Cheap crappy food, but it's great if you want to sit and have a pint after a hard day of work. Kelli M.
In the classically cool words of one Mae West..."I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" Stephy S.




Cafe pics courtesy of Mikey Walters.


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Info and additional mural pics via 2719 Hyperion blog...

The menu has very little to say – just one sentence! (This is likely by design, avoiding any conflict with the legal department of a certain Burbank studio.) The menu states that in 1946, Disney studio artists painted the huge original mural (inside, above the front door). Rendered in a recognizably Disney style, it proclaims "We hope we have pleased you!"
Rumor has it that the animators (and Walt, too) used to frequent the café, meeting there to brainstorm while having a light meal or a “cup of joe.” Supposedly, the mural was a gift given as a token of appreciation for the café’s hospitality to studio personnel. 




Monday, August 23, 2010

Reed & Barton Silver Trinket Box

Reed & Barton--a silversmith manufacturer based in Taunton, Massachusetts--was licensed by Disney to produce this silver-plated round trinket box. Snow White is embossed on the lid holding a bluebird, her name banner is below.




A burgundy velvet cardboard lining is found inside.



Dimensions: approximately 3.5" across x 1.5" tall (91 x 37mm).




The bottom stamp reads, "© Disney Reed & Barton" with the number 381.



Also on the bottom of most boxes is a Reed & Barton foil sticker. A couple of slightly different examples have been seen; one indicates a 100 year warranty.




Mickey and Minnie are pictured on the original box.


Image and info via falinetwo + gneice.


Possibly dates from the 1990s.