Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Display in Hong Kong Mall

Telford Plaza is a nearly 900,000 square foot shopping center located at the heart of Kowloon East in Hong Kong. Back in 2006, photographer totoro n_n captured images of the mall's holiday displays which included some nice-looking Snow White setups.

Snow joins the other Disney princesses as they descend the stairs in this arrangement. The figures look to be around 4' tall and molded possibly from hard plastic. I really like the angular designs of the faces.




In another area, this banner was used as a backdrop to a Snow White cottage scene.



Snow hangs holiday decorations as the Dwarfs are gathered around.






There was a Little Mermaid display as well.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bradford Exchange - Once Upon A Slipper Ornament Collection

The Once Upon A Slipper Ornament Collection is a series of Disney princess shoe-shaped ornaments offered thru the Bradford Exchange. The pieces are hand-painted and made of resin. Each measures just 2.25" tall. The price is $29.99 (USD) per issue, sold in sets of two. Shipping $6.99 additional.

Issue One is Snow White (The Reflection of Beauty) and Cinderella (A Timeless Treasure).





The collection continues with a new issue every month or two. Issue Two is Tinker Bell (Starlight Dreams) and Belle (True Love's Blossom).

Stock images copyright Bradford Exchange.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Disney Catalog Ornaments & Decorations (1999-2003)

1999...

Christmas came early in the 1999 Halloween Disney Catalog (p.90-91). There was a Seven Dwarfs velvet stocking, resin stocking holder, and velvet tree skirt. The opposite page had a Snow White porcelain ornament, Seven Dwarfs bell ornaments, the Storybook Ornament Set, and Christmas snowglobe.



2000...

The 2000 Holiday Disney Catalog featured Casey Jr. on the cover and four different sets of princess ornaments inside (p.10). You could also buy the train which included Grumpy and Dopey riding up front with Mickey and Snow White with Doc bringing up the rear.




2001...

Snow and the Dwarfs graced the cover of the 2001 Fall Catalog to commemorate the film's release on DVD. A number of Snow White items made it into this issue. Those with a holiday theme included the Scented Dwarf Beanie Set (p.38) and back from the 1999 catalog, the Storybook Ornament Set (p.95). On the rear cover is the Radko Ornament Set.




2002...

A Mercury Glass Ornament Set showed up in the 2002 Christmas Catalog (p.90).



Also see the earlier post on the Snow White 65th Anniversary Radko glass ornament that appeared in the 2002 Winter Disney Catalog.


2003...

A Radko Witch ornament (with fellow Disney Villains) was in the 2003 Holiday issue.




The 2003 Winter Disney Catalog offered up individual Snow White and Cinderella ornaments plus a set of princesses light covers (p.104).





Opposite these (p.105) was a collection of resin stocking holders that included Snow White with Dopey.


Catalog scans courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

2007 Adler Snow White Nutcracker

The Kurt Adler Company, a leading importer of holiday decorations, brought us this 12" Snow White Nutcracker in 2007. The figure also came in a 7 " model. Made of wood and licensed by Disney.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fan Art - Snow White Christmas

Artist Adele Lorienne...Snow White Winter

• Mechanical and Colored pencils
• 10-15 hours total time
• Completed 2010

Copyright Adele Lorienne. Used with permission.

This piece was posted to her webpage in December 2010, "My gift for Mom this year! She adores Disney's Snow White." Adele's website and deviantart page.

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Artist Patrick McMichael...Snow White Xmas Card

• 2B and H pencils
• Strathmore 300 series smooth Bristol board
• 6 hours total time
• Completed 2009

Finished Drawing + Work-in-Progress. Copyright Patrick McMichael. Used with permission.

"Every year I try to do a new Disney themed Christmas card for the family. They are all drawn in pencil ONLY...this is my favorite art tool." Patrick's blog and deviantart page.

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Artist Raymond Francisco...Disney Princess Kids Christmas

• Line art in pencil
• Colored with Photoshop
• 3-5 hours total time each
• Completed 2005, 2006 and 2007



Copyright Raymond Francisco. Used with permission. 

Raymond's workflow goes as follows:
First I do a pencil sketch which typically takes me 20-30 minutes, depending how many subjects on one picture. Then another 20-30 minutes inking, either using the Sakura Micron Pens or the Copic Multiliner. Next, I scan the picture and open up Photoshop. From there, it takes me 2-4 hours to color depending how much detail I want to put into.
A couple more of his pieces can be viewed in an earlier post. Also see Raymond's deviantart page.

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Artist Elizabeth Hentze...A Snow White Christmas

• Digital media
• Completed 2008

Copyright Elizabeth Hentze. Used with permission.

From her webpage, "Every girl likes perfume for Christmas, but perhaps such an apple-themed one as DKNY brings back bad memories for our dear Snow White." Elizabeth's deviantart page.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2012 Classic Disney Villains Ornament Set

Six fully-sculptured figural ornaments from the Classic Disney Villains Collection. Includes the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Captain Hook, Queen of Hearts, and Jafar. Hand-painted resin. Measure up to 3.5'' tall. Seen on the Disney Store website August 2012. Retail price $49.50 (USD).

Item No. 6447015682515P.



The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Queen of Hearts and Jafar are also freestanding for table display.

Stock images copyright Disney Store.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Snow White Storybook Ornament Set

The Disney Store has released a truckload of Storybook Ornament Sets over the years. The popular holiday series featured characters from some the best Disney animated and live-action films.

The Snow White collection included eight resin figures measuring between 1.5" to 3" tall. Packaged in a "storybook" box. Original retail price $32.00 (USD).




Ornament images via Fantasies Come True and bonwelt.


This set was listed in the holiday preview pages of the 1999 Halloween Disney Catalog (p.91).



And was seen again in the 2001 Fall Disney Catalog (p.95).



At some point, the cover art was redesigned on the box, but the ornaments stayed the same.



Then an updated set was released with a new Snow White sculpt. The Dwarfs, however, still remained unchanged. The ornaments are no longer available except thru online resellers.