Monday, 30 January 2012

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

Cloisonné pin celebrating Disneyland's 45th anniversary, 2000.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Since today is the 180th birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to us today as LEWIS CARROLL, I thought that this would be an appropriate image with which to celebrate such a special day...

'Day Dreams' is a fantastic piece by Disney fine artist, Michael Peraza.

Mike Peraza began working at Disney by helping to design the multiplane shots in The Fox and the Hound, before going on to work on layouts (and title cards) for Mickey's Christmas Carol and then The Great Mouse Detective and The Little Mermaid for which breakthrough Disney film he provided the art direction.

The staggering role-call of other films and TV series with which he was involved includes TRON, Return to Oz, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Duck Tales; Tailspin; Chip and Dale - Rescue Rangers; Goof Troop; The Jungle Book 2, as well as a number of non-Disney projects, among them: Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Don Bluth's Thumbelina and Fox's Anastasia and Ice Age.

On his informative and diverting blog, Ink and Paint Club: Memories of the House of Mouse, Mike shares many fascinating recollections of the films he worked on and the filmmakers he worked with during what was the Renaissance of Disney animation.

The blog is full of riveting stories and never-seen-before images. Check it out!

Then, when you are done there, pop over to Mike's Fine Art Illustration website and enjoy the sensational pieces of Disney art that he has specially created and which capture the magic of classic Disney films such as Pinocchio and Peter Pan...

The Little Mermaid...

And Dumbo...

Monday, 23 January 2012

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

'M'-shaped box of sweets from Candy Palace, Disneyland, c.1990

Friday, 20 January 2012


Walt Disney's appears as the mystery guest on What's My Line?, 11 November, 1956.

Monday, 9 January 2012

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

A Topolino (Mickey Mouse) clock spotted in the window of a curio shop in Venice, Italy...