Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1992 - 2012


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Over the weekend, I took a few more pictures of the recently released Mickey Mouse and Field Mouse, honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Classics Collection with the first piece released in the collection, the Field Mouse from Bambi.

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Another close-up of Mickey and the Field Mouse.  Really like Mickey's facial expression as he studies the Field Mouse.  This photo captures the great coloring in his cheeks.  'It All Started with a Field Mouse,' Limited to Production Year 2012 was sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons.

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Photographed with the two sculptures is the Story Card for the Field Mouse.  When the line was first introduced, when you registered your sculpture (a card was included in your box) you received a story card for that character.

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The original Field Mouse

The Walt Disney Classics Collection premiered at the South Bend Collectible Show in July 1992.  The Collection is the first time that the Disney Company has produced on their own a line of Disney figurines.

The Disney team spent three years in research to study the old classics characters and decide the best pose and method to sculpt them.  Disney carefully designed each figurine so that the final sculpture looks like the original character in the movie.

The collection debuted with teaser ads for retailers in the Fall 1991 issue of their trade magazines. These ads featured a glimpse of the Field Mouse from 'Bambi.'  The prototypes were unveiled over the Fall and the Collection premiered in the early Spring in California. Excitement mounted, until after months of painstaking work, the sculptures were shipped to dealers in October of 1992.

2 comments:

Matthew said...

Thanks for this retrospective, Don!

What a terrific first piece in the line and and wonderful tribute to that piece 20 years later! Love them both...

Here's to another 20 years of the Walt Disney Classics Collection!

Duckman said...

You're Welcome Matthew!