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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Muppet Merriment For Thanksgiving Day

That special day is here, and to help us get into both the fun and the festive spirit of Thanksgiving Day 2018, here are the Muppets. As promised yesterday, here's an elaborate feast-for-the-eyes for this day of feasting. I mean, how many pieces of Muppet memorabilia includes Sweetums and the Swedish Chef?  This Hallmark wall decoration (click on the image to see a larger version) really captures some Muppet merriment to make this special day even more special. So inspired by this delightful Muppet art, let's give thanks for all creatures who are loving and accepting of others, no matter how fuzzy or furry or colorful. Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Recalculating The Cornucopia

Over the years, Hallmark has created a cornucopia of holiday art—and since Thanksgiving is often overlooked, we are especially grateful for the art created for this national day of thanks. Especially when it features a member of the Peanuts gang, such as this wall decoration starring Snoopy. Be sure and come back tomorrow to see a truly remarkable piece of Hallmark memorabilia that will help us appreciate Thanksgiving Day with even more fun and festivity. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Giving Thanks For Archie

Archie is one comic-book character who knows how to celebrate a great American holiday. Here he is celebrating Thanksgiving in a classic cover from Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (no. 628, 1992).  It's a bona fide Archie-fied Thanksgiving, with plenty of football-like action and (no surprise) a wisecrack from Reggie (proving that as usual he's not much of a pal). 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Get Your Head In The Game, 43

This cover from the November 1969 issue of The Golden Magazine For Boys And Girls Illustrator Mel Crawford—famed for his comic and storybook art for Golden publications—cleverly combines two major traditions of this great American holiday, football and feasting. One look at the great turkey feast awaiting inside and No. 43 loses his head and misses the ball—and though No. 20 is none too happy, no one can blame him. This memorable cover art is the kickoff for Thanksgiving week here at Tulgey Wood.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

90 Years Of Mickey

In celebration of Mickey's 90th today, November 18, 2018, here's a little known bit of Disney: On February 7, 1957 Walt Disney's TV series, Mickey Mouse Club presented Steamboat Willie as its Mousekartoon of the day. Head Mouseketeer, Disney Legend Jimmie Dodd gave the screening of this very special animated short a special introduction. Strumming the Mickey Mouse March (which Jimmie composed) on his Mousegetar, Jimmie then said: “Hi Mouseketeers. I’d like to talk to you today about the Mousekartoon you’re going to see. It stars our club leader , Mickey Mouse. Now what makes this Mousekartoon interesting is that it was the first one in which Mickey appeared. Not only that, it was the first Disney cartoon with sound. It’s called Steamboat Willie. It’s the story of Mickey’s adventures on a riverboat. Steamboat Willie was made in 1928. it was first shown in the Colony Theatre in New York in October [actually November], 1928. Since then it’s played all over the world—and Mickey has become pretty famous. Many of his pictures have been shown at court before kings and high rulers by royal command. A lot of countries have adopted their own names for Mickey.… Of course, to us he’ll always be Mickey Mouse. So today, Mouseketeers, when you see Steamboat Willie, remember this is the picture that gave this wonderful little guy his start. I just thought you’d like to know.“ Happy birthday to timeless, ageless, immortal Mickey.