Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Disney Studio Xmas Cards, 1938-39

In 1938, the Disney Studio continued its tradition of sending out Christmas cards. (See the Snow White 1937 version.) Here we have a wonderful little storybook-style production with a sleeping Dopey on the cover. It features several illustrated pages and measures approximately 6" x 7.5". The back is blank

Dopey fast asleep...



Forest animals...



Three Little Pigs and Donald plus Pluto and Grumpy...



Mickey...



The Disney feature-length movies...


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Bonus: Here's the 1939 Disney Studio Christmas card. The storybook-style continues with characters from Pinocchio. Most of the artists whose signatures are printed on the inside page also worked on Snow White. It's just amazing how consistent the Disney quality of effort was, even on something like this.





All images and additional info courtesy of Rick Payne via dadric's attic.

11 comments:

  1. Two of my favourite Disney Studio Christmas cards! Festive greetings to you and yours on this special day and thanks for another year of snow! :)

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    1. Brian, Merry Christmas to both you and David. May your new year be as jolly as a Baggins' birthday in Hobbiton! And good news--the forecast continues to call for more "Snow" in the months to come. :)

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  2. Merry Christmas!

    These are all so pretty; thank you for sharing them and adding that extra touch to the holiday!

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    1. Happy Holidays to you too Sheryl. Glad to see the latest from your wonderful Deer Me comic strip.

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  3. Speaking of the 1937 card, most collectors don't know there was an additional insert. View it here on my blog: http://vintagedisneymemorabilia.blogspot.ca/2008/12/1937-walt-disney-christmas-card.html

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Robert. I love what you do with your blog! Cheers! David

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  4. Those studio Christmas cards are something I would love to collect, but they are very pricey. I only have the 1955 card... they are all so beautifully illustrated.

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    1. They really did do a nice job on them. Not your ordinary Hallmark version.

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  5. hi we have an original Disney 1938 corporate Christmas card with original envelope and stamp was wondering if we could get more information on the card thank you

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    2. Hi A. Kehoe, Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, other than what's posted here in the blog post, I don't have any more info on it. It's is a collector's item and they have appeared on ebay before, though I don't recall what the asking price was. A couple of sites to check out that may provide more info is Hakes and Heritage Auctions. Both deal in this exact kind of item and probably have even sold this very card before at auction. You might be able to see what it went for. Good luck.

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