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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Bewitching (Obviously) Photo

October is Halloween month and it's frightfully fitting that October is also Bedknobs and Broomsticks month. The Disney super-spectaclar premiered on October 7, 1971, so it's also beyond appropriate that the Oscar-wining musical fantasy is showcased here in Tulgey Wood to help us Countdown to Halloween 2015. One of the many interesting facets of the film's history is a still commonly used to promote or illuminate Bedknobs and Broomsticks is the one seen below on the cover book adaptation.  This photo has been run so often—because it so perfectly portrays the film's main characters and the key element of the animation—that it's become one of the most oft-seen Disney photos. It's even in my book, published yesterday by DK. Wait, what? You say you didn't know about this book? It's entitled The Disney Book and you can read more about it here.

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