Monday, March 31, 2014

"Seven Dwarfs and Dumbo" - Walt Disney's Comics, April 1945

This mashup teams Snow White's Seven Dwarfs with Dumbo as they fight off a greedy Evil Prince. The story was featured in Walt Disney's Comics, April 1945, Volume 5, No. 7. Retail price 10¢.






Illustrations and text copyright Disney. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Image scans from the Bill Peckmann Collection via the late Michael Sporn's Splog.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Snow White Book Trailer for Ron Miles' "3500"

My day job is working in video production and post-production. Recently, I completed this promotional clip for Ron Miles' book, 3500--An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White.

Ben's parents knew at an early age that something wasn't quite normal with their son. His story and how he came to love a fairytale princess and the classic Walt Disney World Fantasyland ride is beautifully told by his father.



Work is also progressing on a short documentary film that I'm producing which will share Ben's story as well.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

iPhone 5 Snow White Cases

A Snow White iPhone 5 Case was listed online at Hot Topic in 2013. Original retail price $12.50. Also seen at a Hot Topic mall location.

 Stock image copyright Hot Topic.


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Another iPhone 5 case was created especially for Walt Disney World and Disneyland, but it was also listed online at the Disney Store on January 1, 2014. Includes sparkling gemstone studs. Case made of plastic. Retail $39.95.


Item No. 7509055880340P.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Snow White "Classics" Kitchenware Series (Treasure Craft)

The Snow White cookie jar and Seven Dwarfs kitchenware seen in the previous two posts were produced by Treasure Craft when it was owned by the Pfaltzgraff Company. The pieces were manufactured in multiple locations--USA, Mexico, and China. In 1998-1999, Treasure Craft changed ownership, at which time all of the figures were then made exclusively in China. The "Disney Classics" series below dates from circa 1999.

The figures include two sets of salt and pepper shakers--the Witch & Poison Apple and Doc & Bashful. Plus there was a Grumpy candy tray, Happy treat jar, Snow White & Dopey cookie jar, Evil Queen cookie jar, and a Snow White teapot with Sleepy & Bashful. Hand painted glazed ceramic. Each sold separately.


Salt and Pepper Shaker Set...

Witch (pepper) is approximately 4.5", Poison Apple (salt) 3".



The "Disney Classics" logo is printed on the packaging.




The Treasure Craft "TC" imprint is stamped into the bottom of the Witch shaker.



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Salt and Pepper Shaker Set...

Doc (salt) measures about 4.75" high, Bashful (pepper) 3.75".




This set appeared in the Holiday 2000 Disney Catalog. Retail $11.

Catalog scan courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia.

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Candy Dish...

Grumpy and his mine cart are approximately 6.5" long x 4.25" wide.





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Treat Jar...

Happy and the animals on the tree stump stand about 9.25” tall.





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Cookie Jar...

Snow White is about to kiss Dopey as they sit atop a barrel. Approximately 8.5” high.







Treasure Craft imprint on bottom of jar; manufacturer's code sticker on outside of box.




Also seen in the Holiday 2000 Disney Catalog. Retail $35.

Catalog scan courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia.


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Cookie Jar...

This Evil Queen can hold a whole lot of cookies! Approximately 11.5” tall.





The text on back of box states that this cookie jar was the second release in the Treasure Craft Disney Villains Series. She's was limited to 10,000 pieces.




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Teapot...

Sleepy and Sneezy join Snow in this clever design.