Thursday, 29 September 2011

TIME-PIECE THURSDAYS: Disney Watches & Clocks

Turning back the watch to in 1985 when Disneyland turned 30...

Watch – Disneyland at Thirty

Monday, 26 September 2011

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

Mickey (and Minnie) on Disneyland souvenir spoon...

Disneyland Souvenir Spoon

Thursday, 22 September 2011

TIME-PIECE THURSDAYS: Disney Watches & Clocks

Time for something sweet... to eat!

Watch – Winnie-the-Pooh

Monday, 19 September 2011

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

Franklin Mint crystal sculpture of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice...

Sorcerer's Dream

Thursday, 15 September 2011

TIME-PIECE THURSDAYS: Disney Watches & Clocks

Lucky is watching TV super-dog, Thunderbolt, whose adventures unfold on screen as time goes by...

Watch – 101 Dalmatians

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

DEL CONNELL 1918-2011

Prolific animation and comic book writer, Del George Connell died last month aged 93.

Connell’s credits – though all too often uncredited – included the story of ‘Pablo the Cold-Blooded Penguin’ featured in Walt Disney's The Three Caballeros.


Connell was also resposnsible for the Disney short The Pelican and the Snipe and worked on the Oscar-nominated Ben and Me, as well as the studio’s animated feature Alice in Wonderland.

Responsible for the original Disney comic book characters, Supergoof and Daisy Duck’s nieces, April, May and June, Connell also wrote and sketched 20 years of the Mickey Mouse daily and Sunday comic strips. – one of many ways in which the studio's foundation character was kept in the public eye long after his film career had faded.

Connell worked on comic-books featuring characters from many other animation studios including MGM, Hanna-Barbera and Walter Lantz whose Chilly Willy was clearly a relative of hos own Pablo.

Another of claim to fame is that Connell launched the comic-book careers of the Robinson family who first appeared in the Gold Key publication, Space Family Robinson and later found fame on TV in Irwin Allen's cult series, Lost in Space.

You can read my full obituary in The Guardian newspaper, here.


Monday, 12 September 2011

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

A privacy door-hanger from Fort Wilderness Resort...

Wilderness Lodge Privacy Door-hanger



Thursday, 8 September 2011

TIME-PIECE THURSDAYS: Disney Watches & Clocks

Personalised Cheshire Cat watch from Walt Disney World...

Watch – Brian's Cheshire Cat Watch

Monday, 5 September 2011

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

A Brenda White Mickey Sorcerer plate...

Mickey Plate - Brenda White

Thursday, 1 September 2011

TIME-PIECE THURSDAYS: Disney Watches & Clocks

You'd be plane crazy not to like this watch...

Watch – Plane Crazy

The only trouble is the propeller doesn't go round quick enough to keep that crate airborne! No wonder Minnie looks so alarmed!