Saturday, October 31, 2015

Bewitching Brows

Instagram user Ladyluja created this Old Hag character for Halloween a couple years ago. She said "the makeup is a mix of cheap Halloween-store face paint and Smashbox Master Class Palette 2." It was her first attempt using a prosthetic piece. Not bad!

Image copyright Ladyluja.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

1982 Halloween Cover Art for "Disney Newsreel"

From Jim Fanning's excellent Tulgey Wood site:
This wonderful art was published on the cover of the Walt Disney Studios in-house newsletter, Disney Newsreel. This issue was published on October 29, 1982, just in time for Halloween that year.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Disneyland Halloween Witch Pumpkin

The Old Witch stretching out her hand to offer the poison apple. Made from pumpkins. Photos shot last year, October 31, 2014, in the Big Thunder Ranch, Disneyland.

Images courtesy of TokyoMagic of Meet the World.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Snow White Scarecrow

Photo taken a few days ago of a Snow White Halloween scene outside a restaurant in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania.

Image courtesy of George & Mike Filippello.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Disney Villains Postcards

The Evil Queen is among the Disney Villains found on this postcard. Purchased from Walt Disney World in the early 2000s.

One from Disneyland in the late 1990s. Original price 75¢.

Another from the 1990s.

 Images via Disneyland Postcards.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Disney Villains Journal

This spiral-bound journal was seen on a trip to the World of Disney store (Walt Disney World) in May 2014. The Evil Queen graces the front cover. Attached apple pendant dangles from chain. Retail $16.95. 

B+W illustrations adorn the outer regions of the pages, featuring a few of the classic Disney villains.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cloth Witch Door Hanger

Not a lot of info on the origin of this one. A door hanger in the shape of the Old Witch. Made of cloth, 3-dimensional pieces.

Courtesy of the Kurt Raymond Collection

TokyoMagic of Meet the World owns a similar Mickey Mouse door hanger, which he received as a gift in the late 1990s. It has a tag that reads, "For Decorative Purposes - Not Intended For Children" and "© Disney - 80% Cotton 20% Rayon - Made in China."

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2015 DLP Snow White Pin

Disneyland Paris Snow White Pin, released at the park March 28, 2015. Enameled cloisonné with glitter detailing. About 5.5 x 3cm. Also appeared online at the Euro Disney Stores in September. Retail 7,99 €/£8.00.

Item No. 207803115002P.
Stock images copyright Disney.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Snow White "Enchanting" Snowglobe - 2015

Part of the Enchanting Disney Collection, the Snow White snowglobe was seen online at the UK Disney Store sites in September of this year. Made from resin, glass and water. Measures 17cm x 15cm. Retail £40.00.

Item No. 409013815081P.
Stock image copyright Disney.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Snow White Bead and Charm by Chamilia

A Snow White Bead by Chamilia was created especially for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Also seen online at the Disney Store in the spring of 2013. Made of .925 sterling silver, enameled accents. Measures .5" H. Original retail $65.00.

Item No. 7501002529661P.

A brand new Snow White Charm by Chamilia was just listed online this week, also available at the parks. Five-piece interlocked charm, .925 sterling silver and enameled accents. ''Fairest of Them All'' inscription, yellow gems, sculptured apple and hand mirror. Approximately 1.25'' L x .375'' W x .375'' D. Retail $50.00.

Item No. 7501055890207P.

Stock Images copyright Disney.

Monday, October 19, 2015

1993 R. John Wright - Snow White Paper Doll

In the final year of production of the Snow White felt dolls by R. John Wright, a paper doll was published in the June/July 1993 issue of Doll Reader magazine. The two-page spread features the likeness of the felt doll with her two dresses, as well as the Dopey doll. Artwork by Sue Shanahan.

Image via bisdoll.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

R. John Wright - Snow White & Seven Dwarfs Felt Dolls

Over the last quarter century, R. John Wright Dolls Incorporated of Bennington, Vermont has created a variety of Disney dolls, including Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Mickey & Minnie Mouse. However, their affiliation with the Disney Company got its start with a Snow White series--first introduced in 1988 at the International Toy Fair and then released to the public the next year. The dolls were produced between 1989 and 1993.

"The Seven Dwarfs" are seen here, advertised in the November/December 1988 issue of Storyboard--Your Disneyana Magazine (Volume 1, Number 6).


The fully jointed dolls are made from molded wool felt and include hand painted features. The dwarfs also have mohair beards. They stand 9" tall. Six of them are limited editions of 2500. Dopey is 3500. Individually numbered with an attached paper label, each is also adorned with RJW imprint button.

"The lower numbers were offered as matched number sets and the higher numbers were sold individually. Each came enclosed in its own deluxe RJW presentation box and included a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, a descriptive booklet, and the forms for owner registration."

Grump & Happy.

Bashful & Sneezy.

Doc & Sleepy



Snow White wears her iconic dress. Limited edition of 2500. Stands 16" high.

She was also available in her rag dress. Limited edition of 1000. Measures 16" high. Came with a bucket and brush.

The dolls come up for auction every so often. In 2013, the entire set of nine was sold by Case Antiques for $2691.00.

Original boxes.

At the end of their run, a special "Finale Edition" was created--an edition within an edition--the last of the 2500. The dwarfs were accessorized with actual wood and metal picks. Sold as a group of eight dolls, availability was restricted to 25 sets in the Disney Catalog and 25 sets at the Disney Store. Retail $3500. Seen in the Holiday 1994 Disney Catalog.

Magazine Ad and Catalog scans courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia.

From 1989, a one-of-a-kind custom wood and metal mining cart driven by a 9" Sleepy with bent knees. It's filled with his wood and metal pick axe and a load of faceted Austrian crystals hand set in lava rock. Name: Heigh-Ho, It's Off To Work We Go. Created for the first Walt Disney World Teddy Bear Convention.

In 1992, a Frightened Dopey. Limited edition of just 250. Measures 9" high. Wood and metal pick axe.