Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review: Walt Disney Archives Collection - Elephant

When I viewed the Walt Disney Archives Collection at the D23 Expo held in Anaheim, CA. in August, I immediately knew I wanted this sculpture for my collection.

What I like most about this sculpt, it shows what you can accomplish in resin that you lose in porcelain. 

Notice the detail of the backbone (photo at left) and the overall texture of the skin. 

I was glad to see in person, how nicely the Elephant maquette worked with previous Dance of the Hours characters done in the Walt Disney Classics Collection (see photo below). 

I hope future releases work as well and can be blended in existing WDCC setups as the Elephant and Pinocchio maquettes have.


Size: 7.5" W x 12" H
Edition Size: 1,940
Price: $ 99.00

Additional Angles

Elephant Maquette with the Walt Disney Classics Collection releases of Hyacinth Hippo and Ben Ali Gator from The Dance of the Hours sequence.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Review: Walt Disney Archives Collection - Pinocchio

I've included in this blog entry, photos of the actual sculpt I received this week.  I went with close-up shots vs. full body since my earlier blog entry included full body shots provided by Enesco LLC.

The sculpture is resin, so doesn't have that smoothness that you might be used to in porcelain figurines. I like that the actual paint palette of the original was used and it captures the roughness of the original.

I displayed my Pinocchio Maquette with the WDCC Pinocchio in Cage with Jiminy Cricket and Blue Fairy Event Sculpture. The maquette blended in very well and complimented the grouping.

Size: 4.49" W x 9.25" H
Edition Size: 3,500
Price: $ 75.00

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Walt Disney Archives Collection: Elephant & Pinocchio

Yesterday I received my first maquettes from the new collection, the Walt Disney Archives Collection by Enesco LLC ... The Elephant from Fantasia ('The Dance of the Hours' sequence) and Pinocchio from Pinocchio

Pinocchio (1940) was the first Disney feature to utilize animator models or "maquettes." This skillfully crafted, hand-painted sculpture originates from a late 1930's Pinocchio animation maquette from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.

The Fantasia Elephant maquette reproduced for this edition was on display at the end of 1966 on the north windowsill of Walt Disney's formal office on the Burbank Studios lot.

I will do a review in a separate entry for each sculpture but wanted to share some photos I took of the maquettes with releases from the Walt Disney Classics Collection.

Pictured below is the Elephant Maquette with Hyacinth Hippo and Ben Ali Gator from The Dance of the Hours sequence.  I thought the Elephant worked in very well with both these sculptures. Unfortunately, I don't own Madamoiselle Upanova to include her in the grouping as well.

Below is the Pinocchio Maquette with the Walt Disney Classics Collection first release of Pinocchio ("Good-Bye Father").