Monday, April 22, 2013

Little Golden Book Monday #173

Today's Little Golden Book is Walt Disney's Mickey and the Beanstalk from 1988. The story of Mickey and the Beanstalk was originally part of the Fun and Fancy Free animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures on September 27, 1947. It was one of the "package films" (feature-length compilations of shorter segments) that the studio produced in the 1940s. It is the 9th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and the fourth package film by Disney.
The "Mickey and the Beanstalk" portion of the film was the last time Walt Disney voiced Mickey Mouse, as he was too busy working on other projects to continue voicing the famous character. Disney replaced himself with sound effects artist Jimmy MacDonald.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Little Golden Book Monday #172

Happy Easter. Today I present The Golden Egg Book from 1947. My copy is a fifth printing from 1971 and is showing its age, as the cover is starting to peel. Is it just me or does the rabbit on the cover look something from a horror movie? It is amazing how different the cover drawing looks from all the artwork inside the book. Just check out this cute illustration of the little bunny finding the egg.