TWIN BROOKS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES DISNEYANA - PART Il

Disneyana, Part Il

by Judith Katz-Schwartz

Dateline:02/15/01



Mickey Mouse may have been Walt Disney's meal ticket in the 1930s, but it was the featurette and feature length animated films that made Walt Disney Studios the Hollywood powerhouse of the forties. Walt was a genius who could see that feature length animation was an art form of the future.

His first animated short features were a series called Silly Symphonies. They had no Mickey or Minnie, but they had dancing flowers (Flowers and Trees was the world's first color cartoon), fiddling pigs and rain storms. In 1933, when The Three Little Pigs was released, the Great Depression had begun. The film was just the antidote America needed.

Finally, the full length animated feature film was born. Snow White was released in 1938 and the course of cinema history was changed forever.

Throughout the production of all these films, the Disney Company licensed thousands of items, from toys to tea sets. Collectors have been enjoying them ever since.

Next, we'll talk about recent Disney collectibles and how to tell the old from the new. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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