Friday, November 24, 2017

2016-17 Evil Queen/Witch Tees & Tops

Wicked Queen Est. 1937. Cotton tee. Listed online at the Disney Store in February 2016. Sold at the US theme parks. Retail $24.95.

Disney Store Item No. 7505055890437M.
Stock images copyright Disney and respective sellers. 

Who is the fairest of them all. Cotton tee. Spring 2016 at Hot Topic. Price range: $22.50 - $26.50.

Disney Villains--Maleficent, Ursula, Evil Queen. Women's 50/50 tee. Disney Store online June 2016. Retail $22.95.

Item No. 5620045531065M.

Evil Queen (as Witch). Women's tee online in 2016 at FifthSun. Price $21.95.

You Can't Sit With Me. Girls cotton tee. Online at Hot Topic December 2016. Price range $22.90 - $26.90.

Hot Topic Item No. 10841481.

Evil Queen fashion tee for women's by Disney Boutique. Materials: 95% viscose, 5% elastane. Released at US theme parks just before the new year; listed online in January 2017. Retail $36.99.

Item No. 7505057370025M. World of Disney image courtesy of drj1828.

Bring me her heart. Art Nouveau tee. Seen February 2017 on Etsy. By Medusa Dollmaker.

Forbidden (poison apple) + Making Bad Look Good--Maleficent, Evil Queen. Women's 50/50 tees. Price $22.95 each. Both online at Disney Store June 2017.

Item Nos. 5620045531940M. + 5620045531941M.

Pure Evil. Skimmer tee for Juniors by Mighty Fine. Material: 65% polyester, 35% rayon. Disney Store online August 2017. Retail $26.95.

Item No. 3256046310237M.

Wicked. Limited release tee. Materials: 50% polyester, 26% viscose, 24% cotton. At the US theme parks in September 2017 (available online at Disney Store only September 13-27). Retail $32.99.

Item No. 7405056983441M.

Just a Touch of Evil tee with laced sides (left). Material: 60% cotton, 40% polyester. First sold at the US theme parks in October 2017. Price $36.99. Poison Apple sweatshirt (right). Material: 63% cotton, 37% acrylic. Seen online at in late October. Retail $59.90.

Snow White ''One Bite'' Top for Women (with Evil Queen and Old Witch). Material: 90% cotton, 10% polyester. Listed at in late October 2017. Retail $39.95.

 Item No. 5620057322458M.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

"Snow White's People" Book Series

Snow White's People: An Oral History of the Disney Film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by David Johnson, edited by Disney historian Didier Ghez. This is a two part series published by Theme Park Press. Volume One was issued in April 2017. Volume Two to be released at the end of this year (or beginning of next).

From the Amazon description:

In this oral history of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the artists, animators, directors, storymen, and other notables who helped create Walt Disney's greatest film reveal in their own words what it was like to shape cinematic history, and to work at the fledgling Disney Studio.

Few people are left alive today who had a major role in the production of Snow White. But, in the late 1980s, film historian David Johnson conducted an extensive series of interviews with "Snow White's people", from directors and animators to "ink-and-paint girls", to preserve the story of what many said was their proudest achievement.

Johnson's interviews, recorded on cassette tape, were put in a box and placed on a shelf for over twenty years, until he sent the tapes to Theme Park Press for transcription and for editing by Disney historian Didier Ghez, who curates the Walt's People series.

In Volume One: Over twenty of Snow White's people tell their tales, for the first time anywhere: Wilfred Jackson, Bill Cottrell, Dick Lundy, Grim Natwick, Shamus Culhane, Ollie Johnston, Art Babbitt, George Rowley, Libbie Meador, Eustace Lycett, McLaren Stewart, Ken O'Connor, Claude Coats, Katherine Kerwin, Ink and Paint (Helen Nerbovig McIntosh, Grace Godino, Virginia Pearson), Erna Englander, Elly Horvath, Bob Cook, Eloise Tobelman, and Thor Putnam.

Sample pages:

Illustrations and text copyright David Johnson/Theme Park Press 2017 . Posted here for historical documentation purposes only.
Image scans via Amazon.

An invaluable resource for the Snow White aficionado.

Snow White's People: Volume One
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Theme Park Press (April 2, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1683900545
ISBN-13: 978-1683900542
Price $19.95

"Disneyland Line" - Thanksgiving Covers

The weekly cast member newsletter, Disneyland Line, provided employees of the park with information about the resort and the Disney Company. Snow White and Seven Dwarfs were pictured in a Thanksgiving scene on the cover of the November 24, 1983 issue. The same illustration was used again in the November 26, 1986 edition.

Special thanks to Kevin Hicks for sharing images from his collection.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2017 Grumpy Holiday Tee & Accesories

"Light on Cheer" Grumpy t-shirt. Appeared online at Disney Store in September 2017. Material: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Retail $22.95.

Item No. 5620045532159M.

In November, this pair of Grumpy socks was listed online. Comes inside clear plastic Mickey icon head ornament. Opens in half and snaps together. Retail $9.95.

Item No. 2721047482281M.

Matching Cufflinks. Enameled metal cloisonné. Set of two. Retail $65.95.

Item No. 3227057020293P .