Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More of the Summer 2011 Releases Arriving at Retailers!

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Yesterday retailers started to see the arrival of the Lily of the Valley Fairy from Fantasia.  Today, Baloo and Mowgli from The Jungle Book, another release from the Summer 2011 Announcement has started to arrive! 

Be-bopping along and singing a jungle song, Baloo the jive-talking bear and Mowgli the man-cub are an inseparable pair. 

“I kept thinking how can I make this bear and this kid feel closer together,” noted animator Ollie Johnston, while fellow Disney artist Frank Thomas added, that with Baloo and Mowgli,“I think we got the strongest friendly relationship between two characters we ever got in any picture.” 

Baloo was to originally have had a much smaller role in The Jungle Book but the relationship between the boy and bear was so heartfelt, the jazzy bruin’s role

Plussed with a pewter cowlick on Mowgli, this irresistible sculpture highlights the humorous and heartwarming jungle-born kinship between two of Walt Disney’s most cherished characters — the endearing “Little Britches” and his ever-lovin’ “Papa Bear.

" Good ol' Papa Bear!' sculpted by Bruce Lau is Limited to Production Year 2011.

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