|who is seen seemingly approaching Pooh and his friends for a hug (or an autograph). Speaking of Hollywood stars, don't miss my account of Snow White receiving her star at D23.com, as well as this Tulgey Wood post all about Walt Disney's own Hollywood Boulevard star(s). UPDATE: OMD amended their fun Snow White post to include Winnie the Pooh in their mention of Disney characters who have been honored with stars on Hollywood Boulevard.|
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Did you know that Winnie the Pooh has a star on Hollywood Boulevard? Many of this blog's readers undoubtedly are aware of this fun fact (though OMD is not). On April 11, 2006, Winnie the Pooh became the fourth animated character created by Walt Disney (in Pooh's case, by way of A.A. Milne) to be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard. As wonderful as it would have been in any case, the photo below (shot by award-winning photographer Nick Ut of AP) is simply made by the little girl (identifed as two-year-old Calista Bess)
Sunday, March 31, 2013
For Easter Sunday, here's another cover from the little-known comic book entitled Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. This cover, from the March 26, 1953 (volume 8, number 15) issue, portrays a nicely stylized artistic interpretation of the women (first witnesses to the Resurrection) being greeted by an angel at the empty tomb. Happy Easter, everyone!
Friday, March 29, 2013
For Good Friday, here's another cover from the rare Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact comic book series. This cover, from the March 28, 1957 issue (Volume 12, Number 15), portrays the Way of the Cross in stylized form. I like the way it uniquely encapsulates so much of that fateful, faithful journey.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, here's a vintage photo of Mickey Mouse from a Disneyland Park parade, circa 1968. Though it's a black-and-white pic, rest assured that this Irish "mick" is wearing plenty of Emerald Isle green. It's fun to note that Mickey's Irish finery includes a shillelagh. Wonder if the parade music featured "I'll Always Be Irish"...
Friday, March 8, 2013
Today, March 8, brings the opening of the new Oz movie from Disney, Oz The Great and Powerful. To celebrate, here's a rare bit of Ozania from a rarely seen bit of Oz animation. It's the letterhead form the short-lived TV series Off to See the Wizard. This whimsical line art—elegantly enhanced with a spot of color in the form of the Yellow Brick Road—is based on the Chuck Jones-dessigned version of the beloved Oz characters seen in the television show (although the art here is actually more pleasing than the designs as realized on the show). Be sure and click the art for a larger view—and atch for much more OTSTW here at Tulgey Wood in the future.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Football hasn't been the same since Son of Flubber first soared into movie theaters in 1963. This zany sequel to The Absent-Minded Professor reunited all the major players, including Disney favorites Fred MacMurray, Tommy Kirk and Ed Wynn, for another flubberized fun-fest. You can read all about Walt Disney's Son of Flubber at this just-posted article written by me at D23.com. Be sure and click on each of the fun photos (In Color!) to see a larger view and captions! In the D23.com header below, that's (l-r) director Robert Stevenson, co-writer/co-producer Bill Walsh, and stars Leon Tyler, Fred MacMurray and Tommy Kirk on the set of Son of Flubber. Click on it for a larger view.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here's an fascinating artifact from the past—a Disney publicity piece centering on Walt Disney's The Absent-Minded Professor (1961). The zany comedy hit made page one of the New York Times on April 6, 1961, as it packed them in at the Radio City Music Hall. You can read all about this true Disney blockbuster in the article I wrote for D23.com here. And check back here tomorrow for some more "flubber-tastic" news.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
In honor of Epiphany, here's a look at the wonderful Little Drummer Boy sets created I believe in 2009. Based on the classic 1968 Rankin/Bass TV special, these figures were sold in various configurations, with the Three Kings being sold separately. The Three Kings' arrival here at Tulgey Wood signals the arrival of Epiphany...and the end of our Christmas in 3D celebration. Watch for more 3D mania (mostly in the form of View-Masters) throughout 2013 right here at Tulgey Wood.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I posted about the wonderful Little Drummer Boy View-Master set some time ago, and now to help us celebrate Christmas in 3D on this 11th day of Christmas, here is the Talking View-Master version of that packet. The larger package required allows for more scenes to be shown on the cover (click on the image for a larger view), so enjoy. And be sure and check back for more 3D Little Drummer Boy tomorrow for Epiphany.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Undoubtedly every blog dealing with Disney and/or comics has used this classic cover drawn by Walt Kelly as a New Year's Day illustration...and now it's Tulgey Wood's turn. I'd also like to thank all the readers who so faithfully checked out this blog throughout 2012...and to welcome any new readers, especially any that may have found their way here via the Countdown to Halloween blogathon. Anyhow, here to make the beginning of 2013 fun, merry and bright is the cover of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories # 88 from January 1948. Happy New Year!