Monday, 30 December 2013

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestions of the Mouse

Mickey (and Donald) in Italy...


...and, specifically, in Venice...


Oh, how I love the Italian Disney comics!!

Thursday, 26 December 2013

DIANE DISNEY MILLER and OTHER 'DISNEY'S WOMEN"

Here as a holiday treat and a tribute to the memory of the wonderful DIANE DISNEY MILLER here's the series of six radio programmes we made together in 1998, Disney's Women...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...

...when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a––––

–––or a duck!

Monday, 23 December 2013

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestions of the Mouse

Vintage greetings from the House of Mouse...





And a stick-on Mickey Santa snowflake!




Sunday, 22 December 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013

MAD? OR, MAYBE, JUST...

...a bit CRACKERS!



Friday, 20 December 2013

CRACKER LOOT!

These seasonal character badges were among the contents of a set of Disney Christmas  Crackers c. 1990s...



Thursday, 19 December 2013

GET WRAPPING!

Not much time left now...



Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Monday, 16 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestions of the Mouse

Someday my prints will come... But make it snappy!!


  
 


Monday, 2 December 2013

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

This illustration by Al Kilgore for Film Fan Monthly depicts the FIRST public assassination of Mickey Mouse – as represented by the publication of Richard Schickel's 1968 book The Disney Version. Whilst it pales in comparison to later 'hatchet jobs', it shocked and outraged many Disney fans as can be seen from KIlgore's brilliantly savage cartoon accompanying his very critical review...








Wednesday, 27 November 2013

WEDNESDAYS IN WONDERLAND

Just when you thought it was safe to pop down the rabbit-hole...

Here comes another bizarre Disneyfication of Alice from 1976...







Wednesday, 20 November 2013

DIANE DISNEY MILLER - 1933-2013


There's a small tribute to this wonderful woman, here.

And my obituary in the 'Guardian' newspaper, here.

Monday, 18 November 2013

BIRTHDAY MOUSE!

Today is MICKEY MOUSE's 85th bithday...


Boy, but he wears well!!

To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, the indefatigable Disney historian, Jim Korkis has written...


Here's the low-down on this definitive and comprehensive book about Mickey Mouse:

* Massive, annotated Mickey Mouse filmography (1928-2013)
* Mickey stories, trivia, secrets, quotes, and “Mouse-ke-Tales”
* Behind-the-scenes tales of Mickey in the Disney theme parks

Jim Korkis says: “Mickey Mouse celebrates his 85th birthday on November 18, 2013, and the best gift I could give him was a reliable resource book about his amazing career from his appearances in films to his presence in the theme parks and everything else in between.”

At over three hundred pages, the book is packed to overflowing with thousands of facts, quotes, and stories about the Mouse, including an exclusive interview with Disney Legend Floyd Gottfredson who drew the Mickey Mouse comic strip for forty-five years; the biographies of the first performers who portrayed Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and Walt Disney World; and the stories behind the people who have done Mickey’s voice over the decades.

“I think readers will enjoy having definitive answers to questions about where Mickey Mouse lives, why his eyes kept changing, why he wears four-fingered white gloves, and many more,” said Korkis. “I also felt it was important to explode some of the myths about Mickey from his use as a code word for D-Day to Walt’s many different stories about his creation.

The book also contains — for the first time anywhere — an annotated filmography listing not only Mickey’s appearances in his theatrical shorts and television series but his cameo appearances in other films and in television commercials. Other chapters are devoted to behind-the-scenes stories of the making of Plane Crazy, Steamboat Willie, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and Runaway Brain.

“Mickey has had such a significant impact on so many different areas over the decades, from comic books to merchandise to music to so much more, that it is impossible to cover everything, but I think the material that did make it into the final book will entertain and inform readers.”

You can order your copy here!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

WEDNESDAYS IN WONDERLAND

Without doubt, the weirdest, wackiest Disney Alice in Wonderland book EVER!

Lewis Carroll's heroine and 'friends' visits a playground at (I think) Walt Disney World and, among other activities, plays volleyball!!!

Marvel and enjoy...


















Monday, 11 November 2013

MICKEY MONDAYS: Manifestations of the Mouse

With all those buckets of water sloshing about, it's questionable how long this Mickey can survive...