Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Baby Evil Queen Plush

The Disney Babies Plush Collection is a new series of dolls released at the US theme parks and on the Disney Store website. The Evil Queen Plush with Blanket appeared online earlier this month. Embroidered facial features, velour gown with satin collar, golden felt-backed crown and brooch. Includes plush velour blanket with Magic Mirror print, satin lining, and ruffled organza trim. Doll measures 11". Blanket 10'' H x 10'' W. Retail $24.99.

Item No. 7512055890138P.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2004 Disneyland Cast Member License Plate Frame

A Snow White license plate frame, released at Disneyland in 2004 along with the opening of Snow White: An Enchanting Musical. Cast member exclusive. On the back is a stamp with "04" pointing to a "2", probably a manufacturer date. Original retail $8.

Special thanks to 1937fan of Whistle While We Blog for providing the images and info from her collection.

Monday, June 27, 2016

2004 Disneyland Cast Member Watch

Snow White: An Enchanting Musical opened at Disneyland in 2004. Around this time, a limited edition cast member watch was issued. Dwarf heads along the perimeter with a centralized light-up Snow White. Stainless steel caseback. Leather band. Housed in a plain blue box. Limited to 700.

Special thanks to 1937fan of Whistle While We Blog for providing the images and info from her collection.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1993 Snow White/Evil Queen "Company D" Watch

1993 cast member wristwatch. Evil Queen on a gold tone bezel with "Magic Mirror" motif. Diameter 1.25" (32 mm). "As the watch ticks off seconds, the image below the crystal changes from solid black into a full color Show White. then slowly fades out again." Stainless steel caseback. Black leather band. Numbered limited edition of 750. Sold with purple velvet pouch (9.5" x 2.5"). INFO VIA HAKES.

Images via Hakes and goldenappleonline.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

1993 Fossil Snow White "Company D" Watch & Tin

Snow White cast member watch by Fossil. Limited edition of 3000. Gold tone case with purple face. Dimensions: 1.312" (34 mm) across. A white silhouette of princess stands in the 6 o'clock position as the dwarfs rotate around the perimeter with the ticking seconds. Black leather band. Comes in a Seven Dwarfs metal gift tin. Made exclusively for Company D.

Seven Dwarfs gift tin.

Fossil warranty card.

Images via papamurphyspizza + others.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

2016 Snow White Picture-Disc Record

A Snow White double-sided picture-disc LP, features the songs and music from the movie soundtrack. Issued 2016. Limited edition. The artwork comes from the 2009 Blu-ray. Walt Disney Records. Catalog no. D002297701. Format: 33⅓ rpm, 12" vinyl. Clear plastci sleeve.

The record is currently available at Walt Disney World through their Shop Disney Parks app. Also seen online at Hot Topic for $26.90.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Friday, June 17, 2016

1992 Schneewittchen Lobby Cards from Germany

The complete 8-card set of lobbies for the 1992 re-issue of Snow White in Germany. Each is individually numbered in the upper right corner (no. 6 is in upper left ). Measure 21 x 29,5 cm. Distributed by Warner Bros.

Original card envelope.

Image scans courtesy of the Edgar Winkler Collection. Also see the 1975 and 1983 German lobby cards for Schneewittchen.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

1961 Snow White Board Book from Germany

Published in Germany in 1961, a delightful little Snow White hardcover for children. As a board book, it has thick paperboard covers and interior pages. Illustrated by artist Wolfgang Schafer (who also created a few of the Schneewittchen movie posters). Simple, colorful, gorgeous artwork. A total of six pictorial pages (including front cover); the back cover is blank.

Sample pages...

Illustrations and text copyright Walt Disney Productions 1961. Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.

Special thanks to Nunziante Valoroso for sharing info on the book and images scans from his collection.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1950 German Snow White Promo Photo

This large sepia-tone photo was issued as part of the promotional material for Disney's Schneewittchenin during the 1950 premiere run in West Germany. Printed on publicity cardboard, it measures almost A4 size (210 x 297 mm / 8.27" × 11.7"). Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. Similar style photos were used for Pinocchio, Bambi, and others.

Image scan courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

1944 Disney War Bond Certificate

A US government-issued paper certificate from 1944, it would have been given out with the purchase of a War Bond for a child. Measures 7.875" x 10". The Seven Dwarfs are featured prominently along the top, with other Disney characters filling in the rest of the border. This one comes from the Rick Payne Collection. One of his earliest Disney acquisitions, Rick has had it hanging in his home since 1969!

A similar certificate was created during the Korean conflict featuring Al Capp's Shmoos.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1938 To-day Magazine "Father of Snow White" Article

The August 13, 1938 issue of To-day magazine, published in the UK by George Newnes.

Article: "I Meet Walt Disney - Proud Father of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" by Fenn Sherie.

A Snow White ad for Armour's corned beef also appeared in this edition. See the recipe book in an earlier Archive entry.

Image scans courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1938 Snow White Wrap Party - Part 2 (night)

The Evening Activities...

Walt's Field Day (June 4-5, 1938) was planned as a way for Disney to give back to his staff for all the hard work they'd put in on Snow White over the previous three and a half years. The daytime events included such activities as footraces, swimming, and baseball. Yet, when evening arrived, the itinerary and the mood changed. With plenty of food, drink, and music on hand, the dancing and romance got a little wild.

Photos via the BabbitBlog. The dinning room of the Lake Norconian Resort.

Walt, wife Lillian, and Snow White director Dave Hand. Walt and Lillian wouldn't arrive to the party until that evening for dinner.

Drinking started in the early afternoon. By 9:00 pm, dancing kicked in. Snow White live-action model--Marge Belcher--is seen here in the flowered dress.

And here she is guzzling from a water pitcher. Note the sporting event handsome cups on the table. They would be handed out to the winners later in the evening.

Since the Snow White movie was doing so well in theatres, many animators and artists were hoping when Walt addressed the group with his evening speech, that there would be an announcement of financial bonuses for everyone--something that was hinted at during the production of the film. However, no such statement was made that night. As the party wore on, reports of drunkenness, nudity and promiscuity increased; Walt was not pleased. You can learn all the juicy details from the Disney History Institute Podcast.

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