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.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Disneyland In Art And Image

Over the years, Whitman (an imprint of that "golden" company, Western Publishing) issued an assortment of coloring books celebrating Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. This particular publication from 1975 features a mosaic of photos as opposed to the artwork that traditionally illustrated the Disneyland covers, as in the example posted about back here. The photos are well-chosen  (not sure exactly what Chip 'n' Dale are up to, but it sure is fun) and dynamically arranged, especially with that "World on the Move," Tomorrowland, dominating as both the top third and the background. And to really make things interesting, the view of the Monorail, Matterhorn and Submarine Voyage is, in fact, a painting, It all makes for a spirited glimpse (click on the image for a larger view) of Disneyland U.S.A. just six years after the Haunted Mansion (prominently featured on the left) first creaked open its gates.

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