Monday, July 30, 2012

2012 "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom" Snow White Cards

Back on February 22nd of this year, a new interactive "game" attraction was officially debuted at Walt Disney World. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom pits Merlin and his newly recruited park guest apprentices against a host of Disney animated villains led by Hades.

Starting at the Main Street Firehouse, guests receive a specialized park map marked with locations for the game (found in every land except for Tomorrowland). There are multiple quests to choose from. Guests also receive a Sorcerer Key card (which activates the Magic Portal game screens) and five randomly selected Spell Cards (used to battle the villains).

The Spell Cards hold various attacks of differing strengths. There are 70 cards in the collection, two of them from Snow White.


Snow White card #34...



Card backs...



Grumpy card # 47...



About the game...

Video posted by Disney Parks blog


Read a review of the game by InsideTheMagic and see the full Maleficent "test" quest from last January...

Video posted by InsideTheMagic


The Disney Parks blog recently announced that a home version of the game will be released in August. Guests can buy booster packs that contain seven randomly selected Spell Cards (including at least one super rare), one of four game boards, game rules, new tokens and a complete card checklist.

Image via Disney Blog.


See all 70 cards plus a couple variants at DisneyWiki.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Animation Auction Catalog from Profiles in History

The big Profiles in History Animation Auction takes place today in Calabasas Hills, California. The catalog of artwork has 203 numbered pages and is cover-to-cover chock-full of beautiful drawings, cels and more. Early pieces from the Fleischer Studios, UPA, Walter Lantz; classics from Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and others; Plus loads from Disney--even theme park props. It's an amazing collection.

Front Cover
All catalog images © Profiles in History











A few examples include:

Page 5 and 12 - Original Production Cels + Backgrounds for Fleischer's Poor Cinderella, Warner Bros' Hollywood Steps Out...



Page 55 and 67 - Disney's Mr. Toad Ride Vehicle, Walt's First Camera...



Page 180 - Original Production Cels + Backgrounds for Sleeping Beauty...



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And all of the pages with Snow White items up for sale:


Page 48 - Production Drawings, Production Cels...



Page 50 and 52 - Rubber Figures, Children's Lamps, Post Toasties Cut-Outs plus Pinocchio Game and other items...



Page 56 - Disneyland Snow White Adventures Signage plus Small World, Pirates, and Haunted Mansion items...



Page 96 and 97 - 1937 Signed Book, Original Courvoisier Cel Setups...



Page 98 and 99 - Production Drawings, Cel Setups...



Page 100 and 101 - Production Drawings, Cel Setups...



Page 102 - Vertical Pan Production Cel + Background...



Page 103 and 104 - Production Drawings, Cel Setups...



Page 105 - Original Production Cels + Production Background...



Page106 and 108 - Original Layout Drawings, Production Cels, Signed Argentinean Exhibitor Program...



Page 107 - Original Production Cels + Production Background...



Page 109 - Original Production Cels + Production Background...



Page 110 - Original Layout Drawing, Production Drawings, Storyboard Panel, Storybook Artwork...



Page 136 and 182 - Water Babies Circus Book Cel (1940), Hand-Painted Publicity Cel (1960s)...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Seven Dwarfs 1949 Four Color Comic (A Pirate's Tale)

Front Cover

Walt Disney's Seven Dwarfs comic book was published in May 1949. Original retail price: 10 cents. This Dell Four Color Comic (# 227) has a total of 36 pages including the covers. It contains two separate longer stories and three shorter one-pagers.

The first short is found on the front endpaper and is all about Bashful.



The most involved tale is The Seven Dwarfs and the Pirate. It takes place on the high seas and includes the Old Witch, a talking parrot named Yellow-Beak, and even King Neptune. Sample pages:

 





Illustrations and text copyright Disney, 1949. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.


The other story of length in this comic is The Seven Dwarfs and Humpty Dumpty. We not only meet the nursery rhyme egg and his little brother but also the giant from Mickey and the Beanstalk.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Enchanted Princess" Doll

Mattel produced the Snow White Enchanted Princess back in the year 2000. The 12" vinyl doll came with a stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mattel Catalog #27048


Doll images from personal collection.


An advertisement for the doll appeared in magazines that same year...

Magazine Ad via adz4you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 DCA Facebook/Twitter Handout

This facebook/twitter promotional flyer was being passed out just the other day by cast members at the Disneyland Resort parking toll booths. Featured on the front side is the Carthay Circle Restaurant. Note that they altered the photo so the center panel of the marquee reads, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs rather than what it actually displays in the park.

Images and info courtesy of Tokyo Magic! of Meet the World.

Flyer measures 9" x 4" and is on glossy paper. It's not thick like card stock but is a little heavier than the paper used for the park maps.

Monday, July 23, 2012

DCA's Carthay Circle Marquee

In a couple of previous posts, we followed the construction and completion of the new Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure park. But there's still a bit more to see.


Back on March 19th, nearly three months before the grand opening, the marquee was just being installed...

Photo copyright Andy Castro via MiceChat.com.


In late May, side panels were not yet completed...



But we did see the front panel with the words "Carthay Circle Premiere Cuisine"...

Images via MouseInfo.


Back panels read, "An Icon Returns"...

Left Panel via SoCal Disney + Right Panel courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.


On June 4th, with less than two weeks before the grand opening, MiceChat.com featured this shot of the marquee that read "Carthay Circle Premiere" with the "Restaurant" side panels in place...

Photo copyright Andy Castro via MiceChat.com.

Image via Sam Howzit. Creative Commons License.


Then by mid-June it was changed to "Carthay Circle World Premiere" as seen in this shot by Daveland...

Image courtesy of Dave DeCaro via Daveland: The Blog.


Another from TokyoMagic of Meet the World...

Images courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.


And one more via InsideTheMagic...

Image copyright Ricky Brigante via InsideThe Magic.Creative Commons License.

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TokyoMagic shares this bit of related info in a recent email...
I had sent you a photo in the past [prior to the construction of the Carthay Circle Restaurant] of the "forced perspective" theaters and street at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in DCA. One of the theaters used to have Snow White and the Seven Dwarf on its marquee. I notice a few weeks ago that they removed it!  The marquee now has Fantasia on it instead...

Photos from 2011...




The current Crest and El Capitan marquees at DCA...

Images courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.