Sunday, August 14, 2011

75th Anniversary Calendar, 2012

It starts! Here's the very first item to be issued commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The actual date of this milestone is still well over a year away on December 21, 2012, but it doesn't hurt to get a jump on things.

75th Anniversary "Apple" in lower left corner.

Manufactured by Mead, this twelve-month 2012 calender was released just about two weeks ago around August 1st. It's a good size at 13" x 15" (33 cm x 38.1 cm) and is made of a vinyl-like material. Comes in a protective envelope with front and back graphics matching that of the calendar. Suggested retail price of $17.99 (USD). ISBN: 1423813162.

Images copyright Disney.

Except for the "forest framing" and maybe some of the background images, no actual "new" drawings seem to have been created for this calendar. Most of the Snow White illustrations are recycled from previous publications. Yet, it still makes for an appealing wall hanging and a nice beginning to the 75th anniversary commemorations. I do hope, however, that we see some fresh and original artwork come out of this once-in-a-lifetime Diamond Jubilee.


  1. Gorgeous...but is it me or does Snow's face look a bit off?

  2. WOW....Connie took the words right out of my mouth!

  3. Anniversaries and dvd reeditions are always good ways for Disney to release new products ... and for us to enjoy them !
    Thanks for this info.

  4. Connie and Tokyo-- I know what you mean. These more modern renderings of SW came out several years ago. Some of them I like, but others I'm not as fan of. Personally, I favor the more vintage Tenggren-esque look for the princess.

    DSK-- You bet. Over the years, the various anniversary dates of SW have yielded a plethora of merchandise and collectibles. We'll be taking a close look at all of these in upcoming posts later this year.

  5. Awww, the artwork is adorable. I'm gonna order it from Amazon. It's absolutely precious.