Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #581 from England - June 30th, 1951

Today we embark upon a new series - the Mickey Mouse Weekly series.  Mickey Mouse Weekly is a British comic publication that started in 1936, and continued until 1959, with upwards of 1000 issues published.
Beginning with issue #581 on June 30th, 1951, Alice in Wonderland was previewed in a series of articles, and eventually would be serialized much the same way as we saw in Mickey Magazine from Belgium.  The cover above sports a nice little badge advertising that exciting Alice news awaits the reader inside!
In this first issue we see 3 very standard press photos of the time accompanied by a very lightweight article on Alice and its new Disney film.  It also mentions that concurrent with the serialization will be a four week 'painting' competition with £100 in prizes.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

The Alice article is good, but I want more "Mr. Turnip"!

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