You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

More About The Wonderful World Of Color Kid

From the pages of Sketches, the Official Magazine of the Walt Disney Collectors Society, here’s an article (from the Winter 2001 issue) written by me to celebrate that wonderful TV series, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. Among the delights highlighted is “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh” starring the wonderful and, sadly, recently departed actor Patrick McGoohan. Recently released on DVD as part of the must-have Walt Disney Treasures series, "The Scarecrow" is one of Walt Disney's most unusual live-action production and it’s not to be missed. More to the point, this article features Roger Mobley, the young Disney star of the 1960s who I call the Wonderful World of Color Kid for his many appearances on the TV series. Here, this terrific actor is seen in his defining role as Gallegher, the sharp-witted turn-of-the-century copyboy more skilled at getting the news than his adult employers. Be sure and keep your eyes on this blog, because soon I will be announcing the launch of my website which will, before too long, feature the complete behind-the-scenes story of this all-but-forgotten Disney gem, starring the Wonderful World of Color Kid himself. Happy Birthday, Roger—I promise it won’t be too long now!

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