Thursday, August 9, 2007
Pleasure Island Shenanigans!
Pleasure Island is a fictional amusement park in Disney's animated classic, Pinocchio. Located in the fictional land of Cocagne, Pleasure Island serves as a haven for wayward boys, allowing them to drink, smoke, and vandalize without recrimination. One of those boys is Lampwick, a tough bully of a boy that Pinocchio befriends. He smokes, drinks, plays pool, and then gets turned into a donkey.
September 2006, Walt Disney Classics Collection released a new scene from the Pleasure Island Sequence (pictured above) that marked the WDCC debut of Lampwick. In addition to Pinocchio & Lampwick, the scene also included Jiminy Cricket and a Pool Table Base. The entire scene was sculpted by Dusty Horner.
Hopefully this is the beginning of more releases from the Pleasure Island Sequence .. the Coachman (The Coachman is sinister, and maybe diabolic and runs Pleasure Island), Pinocchio as a Donkey Boy and Alexander (A terrified little boy who gets turned into a donkey, but only wants to go home to his "mama").
Trivia: Lampwick is a caricature of Disney animator Fred Moore.
Posted by DC Pop Fanatic at 7:25 PM