Sunday, October 22, 2017

1938 Lucienne Dugard Recordings on CD

The Marianne Melodie label in France recently released a CD of the 1938 recordings of Lucienne Dugard singing the songs from Blanche-Neige. Beautiful renditions. It is thought by many that she was the singing voice of Snow White in the original French soundtrack dub for the Disney motion picture. She was not. Lucienne did record these songs for an album but not for the film.



The singing voice of Snow White in the 1938 French movie dub was performed by an American, Beatrice Hagen. Learn more about her in an earlier post and why we will probably never hear her songs released on an album.

Special thanks to Greg Philip of A Lost Film for providing the information on the original French dub. And thanks to François Monferran for the heads up on the Lucienne Dugard compact disc.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Disney Princess Theme Park Square Tin

This Disney Princess metal candy tin was sold at the US theme parks. Raised artwork with Snow White gracing the lid; Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora on side panels. Dimensions: approximately 4.25" square. Originally housed rainbow colored milk chocolate nonpareils. Retail $10. Distributed by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Lake Buena Vista, FL.




Images via donnanewbay2.

Walt Disney Attractions was the distributor of merchandise at Walt Disney World from 1971 until the mid 2000s. At that time, the name was changed to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. So our princess tin definitely dates from after this point.

Snow White Cottage Tin from Tokyo Disneyland

Cottage-shaped candy tin featuring Snow White and six of the dwarfs on the lid with a Dopey figure attached to the "roof". The Old With is pictured on a side panel. Dimensions: 7" H x 5" W x 2.25" D. Sold at Tokyo Disneyland.




Friday, October 20, 2017

1973 Spar Grocers Lenticular Cards - Disney Movee Cavalcade

Following on the success of their 1972 Disney on Parade sticker cards, Spar Grocers in the United Kingdom released another set in 1973. It was called the Disney Movee Cavalcade series which celebrated the Disney Company's 50th anniversary. The 30 card collection featured lenticular 3D images (that "wiggle" when you tilt to and fro). Dimensions: approximately 2.25" x 1.5" (6 x 3.5 cm). Full-color fronts. Black & white unnumbered backs. "© Walt Disney Productions." Snow White, Dopey, and Sneezy were included.





Full set: CROCODILE, DONALD DUCK, DOPEY, DUMBO, EDGAR, GOOFY, GUS & JAQ, HIPPO, JIMINY CRICKET, LADY & TRAMP, LION KING, LITTLE JOHN, MAD HATTER, MERLIN, MICKEY MOUSE, MOWGLI & BALOO, PINOCCHIO, PLUTO, PRINCE CHARMING, QUEEN OF HEARTS, RHINO, ROBIN HOOD, SCAT CAT, SHERE KHAN, SIAMESE CATS, SNEEZY, SNOW WHITE, THUMPER, TURK, and YOUNG BAMBI.




When shoppers at Spar would spend £5, they would receive one random card (in a sealed packet). A Disney Movee Cavalcade fold-out storybook was issued to house the sticker cards. It measures about 8" square and contains an attached 32 page story, Adventures in Disney Starland. Published by Spar-Vivo Ltd.; printed by Ben Johnson & Co of York; prepared in conjunction with Purnell Books, London UK; designed by McCann Erickson.




Card image scans and info courtesy of the Cheryl Ridge Collection.