Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #594 from England - September 29th, 1951

I love this cover, I call it the Ben Hur cover (for obvious reasons).  Although I find it difficult to imagine Donald as a Roman charioteer.
This issue features Chapter 11, in which Alice succumbs to temptation and literally grows as big as a house.
The Dodo makes an appearance, and we know nothing good can come from this...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Disneyland Main Gate Station Fence Snapshot with Alice Attraction Poster

This may be the only photo I have of the Fantasyland variation of the Alice attraction poster (thank you Jed!).  It is a pretty nice snapshot as these vintage photos go, fairly in focus, and of course nicely featuring my attraction of choice in poster format.
I only wish there was less of a reflection in the image of the poster itself.  You can actually see the gates you would walk through in the glass of the frame.
One of these days I'll get this poster on the wall, until that time I'll just have to make do with the blank variation.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #593 from England - September 22, 1951

A little tardy (seems to be the norm for me these days), but better late than never!  Chapter 10, sporting a Donald cover amidst bucolic fall foliage (how appropriate for this time of year).
This time we wrap up the oyster feast (poor things), and Alice takes her leave of the tedious twins, to continue her search for the White Rabbit, and gets mistaken for his maid.
FYI, if any of you ever wondered who or what Mary Ann was, check out the comic Wonderland, listed below in my Amazon links.  Very fun read.  Also, as you can see my copy of this issue is a bit worse for wear, anyone got a nicer copy they'd like to part with?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #592 from England - September 15, 1951

Issue dated September 15, 1951, featuring a cool cover of jousting knights
and chapter 9, wherein we finally meet the Walrus and the Carpenter, and the oysters
Good thing this month has an R in it...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bon Voyage Computer Girl - Cheshire Cat Scotland Pin

Today Computer Girl heads of to Bonnie Scotland for a year-long graduate program at the University of Glasgow. To commemorate this auspicious event, I present to you this Disney Auction Limited Edition pin of the Cheshire Cat in full Scots regalia, complete with bagpipe.
This was part of a set of LE pins that Disney Auctions put out in 2004 called Cheshire Cat World Tour, in an edition of 100.  A few years ago we made the decision to only collect vintage items and got rid of most of the modern Alice stuff.  A vast majority of the pins did not make the cut, this being one.  This past summer Computer Girl has been selling the deleted pin collection, she got $56 each for the two examples we had of this pin, quite good considering I only paid $18.  Go Computer Girl!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Great D23 Article

And I'm not just sayin' that 'cause I got quoted.   D23's Jim Fanning wrote this very nice article on all things Alice for the film's 60th anniversary, which just got published on Wednesday.  Jim is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Disney history, and an all-around swell guy.  Hop on over to D23 and give it a read!

Mickey Mouse Weekly #591 from England - September 8th, 1951

Chapter 8, dated September 8th, 1951, issue 591.
Looks like I jumped the gun slightly, but the Walrus and the Carpenter are at least mentioned in the last panel

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mickey Mouse Weekly #590 from England - September 1st, 1951

Continuing the series, with chapter 7, dated September 1st, 1951
wherein Alice meets the Tweedles and is instructed in the finer points of manners.
Next chapter should show us the Walrus and Carpenter.