Friday, July 30, 2010

1982 Snow White Trading Cards

Manufactured by Treat Hobby Products, Inc., this set of 18 Snow White cards from 1982 was actually the fifth subset of a Disney-themed character card series. All five subsets contained 18 cards which made for a total set of 90 cards. The other four consisted of #1 Mickey Mouse, #2 Donald Duck, #3 Bambi, and #4 Goofy.





Card images from the Filmic Light Collection .



 
Original package images courtesy of TokyoMagic! Used with permission.
View more of Tokyo's collection at Meet the World.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Snow White Paint Tins

Four examples of children's paint sets produced in the UK. They date from circa 1938. All are labeled "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Paint Box". The small print reads: "By Permission Walt Disney-Mickey Mouse". Mark on inside bottom reads, "Made in England".

1. The first example features a Gustaf Tenggren-style Snow White surrounded by the dwarfs. Measures 4.5" x 6.75".


Holds 30 different paints.


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2. Lithograph of Snow White with forest friends, the dwarfs (plus a rabbit) to her lower left and right. The cottage and castle are above. Measures 3.875" x 9.625".




32 paints.



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3. The dwarfs present Snow White with pictures they've just painted. Measures 5.25" x 10" x .5" deep.



36 different paints.




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4. The Prince, Seven Dwarfs, and Snow White are pictured on the lid. Measures approximately 9.75" x 4".

Additional images via Hake's.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Superhero Princess


Brodie H. Brockie, illustrator, writer and Jungle Cruise adventurer, recently designed these fan art 'faux comic book covers' which he has entitled the "Princesses of Power" series.

From his site...
The task I set for myself was this: redesigning the Disney princesses as superheroes, keeping the familiar elements of their costumes along the way. The additional guideline I gave myself was to try to imagine the costumes as they might've been created around the same time they had initially been designed for their animated features (meaning Snow White should look like a character from the 30s, Cinderella from the 50s, etc).

...journey back to 1937 to meet the princess who's changing what it means to be "the fairest one of all": the sensational Snow White!


All images copyright Brodie H. Brockie. Used with permission.

Learn more and see all of Brodie's "Princesses of Power" comic book covers on his blog.

Monday, July 26, 2010

London Ice Cream Truck Art

The dog days of summer are the perfect time to be thinking ice cream. If you happen to be in London, keep you eyes and ears open for your neighborhood ice cream truck. These vans are adorned with a host of classic animated characters. A few in particular include none other than Disney's Snow White--clearly in an unofficial, non-licensed capacity.

Spotted in 2004...

Image copyright Cory Doctorow. Creative Commons.  


2009...

Image copyright Annick Busch.



2009...

Images copyright Poptique.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Elisabetta Canalis As Snow White

According to The Hollywood Gossip, back in 2007, Italian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis was seen dressed like Snow White for an outdoor photo shoot. Why? The online gossip site never got the details.


Elisabetta Canalis image via The Hollywood Gossip

Friday, July 23, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake...Snow White Cake

Snow White cakes! Sponge cakes, chocolate cakes, and sugar-molded figures from around the world...who knew?

Image copyright Carol Linden, Brazil. Used with permission.


Cakes copyright Snooky Doodle Cakes, Malta + Sugarlicious in the UK.


Chocolate Magic Mirror, copyright Toppers Cake Company, Ogden, Utah, US. Used with permission.


Sugar-molded Snow White (not a doll), copyright Dragonsanddaffodils, South Wales, UK. + NeedACake, Berkshire UK.


Copyright Courtney Clark at CakeNouveau, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US.


Figure sculpted from pastillage and gumpaste by Marcela Sanchez from Brazil.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Snow White - An Enchanting Musical (part IV)

Continued from previous post...

When Snow White: An Enchanting Musical opened in 2004, it received mixed reviews. Many guests thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, while others, hoping for a Broadway caliber production claimed it fell a little short. Yet, for a theme park performance, it was certainly a cut above the norm. From sets and costumes to action and effects, Disney spared no expense and it showed.
The musical [went] on hiatus for 2005 but returned for...its last season in 2006. It's final performance was the Labor Day weekend of (September 4) 2006. Source: filmfreak11

SNOW WHITE CURTAIN CALL, Photo by Ken Howard, 2.7.2004. 
High Res images via Disney and More. Copyright Disney.



The story concludes with Part IV: The Evil Queen transforms into the Old Witch and concocts the poison apple. She slips away to the Dwarfs cottage where Snow White succumbs to her deception. The forest animals alert the Dwarfs and they give chase after the Witch until she comes to a dramatic end. Finally, the Prince finds Snow White asleep and awakens her with love's first kiss.

Video posted by filmfreak11


On September 15, 2007, Disneyland held what they called the "Dream Sale". Unused items from the park were sold off to collectors and fans. One of those items (pictured below) was the sign from the Snow White: An Enchanting Musical that once hung above the entrance to the Fantasyland Theatre.

Image copyright Ablirien. Used with permission.


Also see the promotional trading cards that were produced in conjunction with the musical.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Snow White - An Enchanting Musical (part III)

The folks over at MousePlanet are to be commended for their coverage of the events surrounding the 2004 Disneyland opening of Snow White: An Enchanting Musical. They not only documented opening night, but covered other related things such as the remodel of the Troubadour Treats snack bar into the Enchanted Cottage. Located at the Fantasyland Theater, the snack bar sported a new carved-wood facade and served Snow White-themed food in collectible souvenir containers.

Above: Enchanted Cottage snack bar; Below: Souvenir popcorn container and coffee mug.

Both images via MousePlanet. Photographed by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix


The story continues with Part III:
After washing up, the dwarfs enjoy Snow White's dinner. A celebration and bedtime story follows. As the dwarfs and Snow White sleep, the Magic Mirror informs the Evil Queen of the Huntsman's failure to kill the princess. Source: filmfreak11

Video posted by filmfreak11

 Go back to Part II or continued onto Part IV... 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Snow White - An Enchanting Musical (part II)

As part of the grand opening of Snow White: An Enchanting Musical, special commemorative buttons were given out to Disneyland Annual Passholders during the three special preview dates of February 23, 27, and 29th, 2004.



In addition, two pins were produced, one to coincide with the Annual Passholder previews and the second a cast exclusive pin released on January 28, 2004 with the Cast Member preview.

Cast Member Pin copyright PinPics.


In Part II, the Prince leaves as the Evil Queen looks on in anger. She orders the Huntsman to kill Snow White, but he's unable to go through with it. He tells the Princess to run away and sends her off into the woods. Snow White ends up at an empty forest cottage and decides to clean it in hopes that she could stay. The Seven Dwarfs arrive home and after the initial shock of finding her there, they welcome Snow White. She makes them wash up before supper.

Video posted by filmfreak11


High Res images via Disney and More. Copyright Disney. 

Go back to Part I or continue onto Part III.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Snow White - An Enchanting Musical (part I)

With great expectations, Snow White: An Enchanting Musical opened at Disneyland's Fantasyland Theater on February 23, 2004. Sets and costumes were elaborate, Patrick Stewart had been hired to record the voice of the Magic Mirror, and it looked as though hopes were high that this would be a long running performance.

Image via LaughingPlace.com. Copyright Doug Marsh, 2004.

Images copyright mouseplanet.com + L.Gilbreath via AllEars.net.


As part of the media celebration leading up to the debut of the show, the Snow White and the Seven Dwarf characters participated in a handprint ceremony in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. See more images at MousePlanet.com.

Image dated February, 5 2004. Copyright Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.







Here's a Disney commercial promoting the musical:

Video posted by dlrpkris


Opening night was by invitation only. Michael Eisner, the then chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company introduced the musical to an audience of celebrity VIPs and media as well as the parents of children who partook in the premiere festivities. Although the weather forecast was gloomy and included heavy rains, the festival atmosphere was not dampened.

Image copyright mouseplanet.com


While the musical is no longer running, we can take a peek back in time thanks to youtuber filmfreak11 who has uploaded it in four segments. Here is Part I:
The Magic Mirror acts as the narrator to our story of Snow White. The seven dwarfs pass by as the Evil Queen looks over Snow White and her animal friends. A handsome prince overhears Snow White's song and sings to her. Source: filmfreak11

Video posted by filmfreak11


High Res images via Disney and More. Copyright Disney.


Disney's Snow White -- An Enchanting Musical
Presented by the Walt Disney Co.
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Credits:
Producer: Michael E. Williams
Director: Eric Schaeffer
Choreographer: Karma Camp
Set designer: Tom Butsch
Costume designer: Ellen McCartney
Lighting designer: Paulie Jenkins
Sound designer: Francois Bergeron
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Cast:
Snow White: Anne Warren
Prince: Stuart Ambrose
Queen: Elizabeth Ward Land
Hag: Lisa Wolpe
The Seven Dwarfs: Vince Trani, Justin Robertson, Glenn Turner, Reggie DeLeon, Noah Rivera, Joey Minnich, Paul Pakler





Additional image via JayPeeBee.Used with permission.


Continued in next post.