Sunday, April 30, 2017

2001 Le Journal de Mickey - No. 2574 & 2575

With the 2001 DVD home video release of Snow White in France, Le Journal de Mickey marked the occasion in their October 17th issue, no. 2574. Cool artwork on the cover, inked by artist François Pasquet. Published by Hachette.




Snow White fact page with info on the 2001 home video release formats.



Snow White games and puzzles. Plus an ad for next week's issue (no. 2575) which would include a free gift of glow-in-the-dark Witch Fingers.



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An announcement for this Snow White issue had appeared in the previous Le Journal de Mickey, no. 2573. The Seven Dwarfs were pictured.



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Issue no. 2575 from October 24, 2001 featured the Old Witch on the cover. Again inked by François Pasquet. Unfortunately, we don't have a photo of the phosphorescent Witch Fingers that were included inside



Images and info courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

1992 Le Journal de Mickey - No. 2068

With the return of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to French cinemas on February 12, 1992, Le Journal de Mickey included a six-page Blanch Neige article in their February 7th issue, no. 2068. Published in France by Hacthette and distributed to other French-speaking countries too.





Publisher info included in fine print on the back cover.


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Also during this time, Le Journal de Mickey issued a series of fact sheets dedicated to the Disney Villains. The first to be released was The Evil Queen.



Images and info courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

1983 Le Journal de Mickey - Blanche Neige Comic

This Snow White comic strip was first published as a Sunday newspaper serial in the United States. It began on March 13, 1983 and ended 16 weeks late on June 26. It was written by Carl Fallberg with artwork by Richard Moore.

It was reprinted later that year in several other countries including France, where it was published in four parts by Hachette in Le Journal de Mickey. Each installment is spread across eight pages for a total of 32. Snow White or the dwarfs are pictured on the cover of each of the four issues.

  • No. 1639 - November 27, 1983. Part one of the comic begins as the movie does, with the Queen talking to her Magic Mirror. Snow White meets the Prince at the Wishing Well. The Queen sends the Huntsman out with the princess to kill her.

Illustrations and text copyright Disney/Hachette. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

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  • No. 1640 - December 4, 1983. Part two picks up with Snow White running through the dark forest. Her new animal friends lead her to the cottage where they clean it. The dwarfs arrive home with the princess asleep on their beds.



Sample pages.



An ad promotes a free Snow White poster in next week's magazine.


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  • No. 1641 - December 11, 1983. In part three, the dwarfs discover Snow White. They eat, sing and dance together. The Queen turns herself into the Old Hag.



The free two-sided poster came with 12 self-adhesive stickers to fill in the white squares. With a total of 36 spaces, readers would need to purchase the next two issues of the magazine in order to get the rest of the stickers to complete the poster.




The opposite side is the movie poster design from the 1983 French re-release.


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  • No. 1642 - December 18, 1983. Part four concludes the story with the Old Witch, poison apple, the dwarfs to the rescue, and the Prince's kiss.






Elsewhere in this issue, Doc share blueprints for constructing your own Seven Dwarfs' cottage.

Image scans and additional info courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Neevel Red Vinyl Bag

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Neevel Manufacturing Company was at one time "the largest luggage unit producing factory in the United States." Among their many products were numerous Disney-themed bags and cases. One example is this Snow White vinyl purse or schoolbag for children.

Dates from the 1940s or 50s. The graphic of Snow and the dwarfs appears on only one side. Marked with "© Walt Disney Productions" imprint. The bag is zippered across the top along with a pair of handles. Measures approximately 9.5" in length and about 5" high (not including handles).




1984 Sheet Covers from France

Colorful Snow White sheet covers from 1984. Imprint reads, "© Walt Disney Productions - C.T.I. France".




Images courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Snow White Floating Soap Dish

A Snow White Floating Soap Dish by Kid Care. Dates from circa 1993. Vinyl dish with princess figure, deer, and bunny. Measures 6.5" x 5". Package includes three individually-wrapped soap bars with Snow White labels. Distributed by Tsumura International Inc., Secaucus, NJ.



1986 Snow White & Cinderella Puzzle by Golden

A 100-piece "Walt Disney Favorites" jigsaw puzzle manufactured by Golden. "© 1986 Walt Disney Company." Features Snow White, Cinerella and Dopey in a swan boat. Also pictured are Dumbo and Bambi. Measures 11.5" x 15". ISBN: 0307046494.



Box cover.