DISNEYLAND 1989 SPLASH MOUNTAIN ORIGINAL PRESS KIT

Remarkable and rare 1989 complete DISNEYLAND Splash Mountain press media kit. Kit includes six different press releases covering facts & figures to the creative cast, construction history and more insider historic details. Also includes unbelievable eight black and white press photos with individual captions on back. Photos include rare construction shot and even Michael Eisner with Mickey and Brer Bear!

All pieces are ORIGINAL and not reproductions. Photos, releases and folder are in very fine plus condition with no writing, tears, stains or any blemishes. Press release paper with slight yellowing due to age.

2015 STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS EXCLUSIVE D23 POSTER

2015 STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS EXCLUSIVE D23 13X19 POSTER- A RARE, NOT FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC, FOR ATTENDEES ONLY, D23 LIVE ACTION PANEL POSTER. THE FIRST PREVIEW POSTER FOR EPISODE VII. SHIPS IMMEDIATELY AND IS A MUST HAVE FOR THE STAR WARS COLLECTOR. 

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1968 Winnie the Pooh & The Blustery Day 13-Page Annotated Working Script w/ Notes

1968 Walt Disney Studio Winnie the Pooh & the Blustery Day Annotated Dialogue Recording Script. This 13-page dialogue recording script was produced and used in the making of the beloved animated feature. Item is dated May 17, 1967 and six of the pages bear handwritten notations in pencil. “Woolie” is written in pencil on first page and is presumed that this working copy was used, or at least approved, by Wolfgang Reitherman, on of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men who directed this picture. A truly rare glimpse into the production phase of a Disney classic. Item comes with a certificate of authenticity. 

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1957 Disneyland All-Employee Holiday Inter-Office Communication From Walt & Roy Disney

1957 Walt Disney Productions Christmas Holidays Inter-Office Communication. This original 5.5” x8.5” lithograpy memo on blue paper announces to all employees the holiday schedule. Dated December 23, 1957, the document informs employees that the studio will close at noon on December 24th so that they “may have as much time as possible with their families to enjoy Christmas Eve.” Item includes Walt’s facsimile signature. 

 

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1971 America Sings Press/VIP Preview Maquette

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When America Sings opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland on June 29, 1974, the attraction took guests through period of America’s musical history via the revolving theater previously home to G.E.’s Carousel of Progress. During its tenure from 1974 through 1988, Sam the Eagle (no relation to the Olympic mascot nor the Muppets character) and his cast of audio-animatronic animals entertained audiences with such classics as “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Polly Wolly Doodle,” and “Who Shot the Hole in My Sombrero.” The cast consisted of a diverse array of characters such as the Swamp Boys (a gator trio, frogs and harmonica-playing raccoon), coyotes, alligators, porcupines, storks and roosters.

If many of the animals from this retro attraction look familiar still today, it’s because many are alive and well in Disneyland’s Splash Mountain. In 1989, nearly the entire America Sings cast found a new home and are a perfect fit within the 1946 Song of the South-themed thrill attraction.

Similarly, prior to America Sings’ closure in 1986, two of the geese were removed, “skinned” and repurposed as the entertaining G2 queue droids in the first generation of Star Tours, which premiered in 1987.

Pictured is the famous Sam the Eagle maquette given to VIP/press attendees during the America Sings opening premier in 1974. This rare ceramic keepsake was exclusive to invited media/special guests and never for sale to the public. Only a handful are known to exist.

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Original Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Headlight Prop From Disneyland

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On October 5, 1949, Walt Disney Productions released its 11th animated feature, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad as one of two segments, based on the stories The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, respectively. It was the last of the historic RKO Radio Pictures releases, which also included other early Disney classics such as Melody Time, The Three Caballeros and Saludos Amigos.

Film production began shortly after the release of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs in 1938. Ironically, Walt Disney was not overly-enthusiastic about the original pitch to make an animated feature film based on what Walt described as “corny” animals. Nonetheless, Walt purchased the rights, but proposed the film be packaged together with another animated feature after he and his artists collectively agreed the anthropomorphized animals in the movie was not to the level of their satisfaction. Originally, it was to be paired with Gremlins and Mickey & the Beanstalk; however, Gremlins never materialized and Mickey & the Beanstalk was ultimately joined with Fun & Fancy Free. Meanwhile, the Adventures of Ichabod Crane was in development and eventually matched with J. Thaddeus Toad and friends.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, one of the last remaining original Disneyland dark ride attractions, is loosely based on Disney's animated production. Voice legend Corey Burton provides every voice at the attraction (except for the usage of audio from the film.)

J. Thaddeaus Toad, MacBadger, Winky and the entire Wind and the Willows crew, coupled with Disneyland’s Wild Ride adventure, continue to be timeless cult favorites both on film and in the Park.

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1987 Original Star Tours Promotional Prop

In 1987, at a cost of $32 million (nearly double the entire cost to build Disneyland in 1955) Star Tours opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The first incarnation of the ride replaced the historic “Adventure Thru Inner Space” and represented the first Disney attraction based on a non-Disney produced film.

Themed as a Star Tours “travel agency”, the attraction is comprised of four military-grade flight simulators (at $500,000 each) where guests ventured through the galaxy with C-3PO, R2-D2 and Rex the Pilot (voiced by Paul Ruebens) aboard the Starspeeder 3000. Hoping to reach the Moon of Endor, there’s a slight detour and we find ourselves jumping through hyperspace, avoiding comets and joining the Rebel Alliance after being caught in a Star Destroyer’s tractor beam. Guests then are able to experience the Death Star trench scenes from the original Star Wars film alongside X-Wings and ultimately destroy the Death Star.

This 16”x20” photograph on cardboard is an original promotion prop from Disneyland in 1987 to promote the new attraction within the park’s ticket kiosks. The print depicts the StarSpeeder, guests and Chewbacca being chased by Tie Fighters near the Death Star trench. A rare and unique look back at the original version of the game-changing Disneyland attraction.

“Thank you for riding Star Tours. Bye bye.”

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35-Year Walt Disney Company Service Award

Service awards have been a staple of Disney’s fundamental philosophy that their employees are the foundation to their success. From Cast Members in the theme parks to animators and producers, service award pins and statues salute an individual’s commitment and employment longevity. From the more common 5-year Donald Duck pin, to the extraordinary 45-year Walt & Mickey, cast member exclusives continue to be truly rare and valuable collectibles.

This particular relic depicts Pinocchio as a boy walking down a cobble stone path with a shining red apple in his hand. Made of solid bronze, the piece weighs an impressive 40+ pounds and rewarded an employee of the Walt Disney Company for 35 years of dedication to the company.

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

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1950 Original Cinderella Animation Drawing

With the live action Cinderella getting so much buzz we wanted to take you back into the MorTown archive! One of our personal favorites of our collection is this 1950 Walt Disney Studio original production animation drawing of Cinderella. This red, blue and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet is an early rough drawing of the princess herself, Cinderella as she tirelessly scrubs the floor once again. You can almost feel the emotion as she looks up at you! The animation was created by Disney animator Eric Larson in development of a scene in the classic feature. 

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2014 Star Wars Weekends Disney Resort Exclusive Limited Release 18" Jabba the Hutt Latex

Perhaps one of the creepiest yet desirable collectibles in recent memory. This 18" Jabba the Hutt latex figure wasa limited release during the 2014 Disney Star Wars Weekends. The oddity began in 2013 when an equally creepy latex Salacious Crumb quickly sold out and value escalated on the secondary market. 

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1959 Walt Disney Studio Maleficent Rough Animation

1959 Walt Disney Studio Sleeping Beauty two (2) original production animation drawings. These two (2) matching rough animation drawings of Maleficent and her raven Diablo were created by a Disney animator in development of a scene in Walt Disney’s animated feature. These legendary images are drawn in pencil on two (2) untrimmed animation sheets with image sizes of 10” x 8” and 4.25”, respectively. Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney’s master animators, supervised the animation of this scene. Matching pairs of drawings, which overlay in the same scene sequence, are extremely rare. 

 

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2001-04 Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station 36" Park-Used Metal Population Sign Prop

2001-2004 Disneyland Railroad Main Street Station Park-Used Population Sign Prop. This one-of-a-kind 36” metal sign actually hung in front of the Main Street Station welcoming guests as they enter the park. As each attendance milestone was reached, a new sign would replace the prior. On March 15, 2001, Mark Ramirez and family entered the park and became the 450,000,000 guest. With an impromptu celebration, the family received lifetime park passes and had the honor of replacing the old sign with the new. This sign hung atop the Main Street Station until 2004, when the 500,000,000 guest arrived. A true piece of park history! Sign is in park-used condition, with minor blemishes and scratches due to the outdoor elements. 

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1989 The Little Mermaid Rough Animation Drawing For Ariel - Currently Unavailable

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*** CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE*** 1989 Walt Disney Studio The Little Mermaid Original Production Animation Drawing. This rough animation drawing appears on an untrimmed animation sheet, with a 4” x 7” image of the Disney classic’s feature character, Ariel. This drawing is from a scene in which Ursula tells Ariel she will have to give up her voice to visit the surface world as a human. Animator also have designations along bottom of the drawing to earmark the film and this original’s place within it. 

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Disneyland JuJu- 10 Piece Collectors Set

The limited-time experience which has already come and gone – ending over the Labor Day weekend – was rich in creativity, collectability and outright fun. It also infused a new energy in Adventureland, an area of the park where many of us had thought we already knew every square inch. How’d it work?

First, a definition is in order: Juju's are small, hand-carved artifacts that reflect the ancient traditions and importance of storytelling in Adventureland. Every Juju has a story attached to it, often the story of how it was created. There are check-in points with Cast Members along your adventure to either help you along or to continue to tell a piece of the story for your particular Juju.

At the Indiana Jones Outpost in Adventureland, guests could select a variety of quests to purchase with the promise of a collectible reward in the end. Six of the Juju hunts could be had via a $5.00 ante. There are also three other special Juju's that require you to purchase food items. The Pineapple Juju can be obtained by purchasing the Pineapple Parfait for $7.95 at the Adventureland Fruit Cart, Snake Juju by purchasing Venomade at Bengle BBQ for $7.50, and Tiki Mask Juju by following the Telegram to Trader Sams for the Juju Juice for $7.50.

As only Disney can, adventures begin with immerse passports, newspapers, sealed envelopes, handbooks, etc. – collectibles unto themselves. These informative pieces set guests upon their unique adventure. Succeed and be rewarded with a collectible Juju to commemorate the hunt.

Adventures ranged from simple (5 minutes), to rather complex, requiring trekking beyond the park, taking far longer. Quests led guests to the Enchanted Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones Adventure, and even Trader Sam’s at Disneyland Hotel. 

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1963 Disneyland Unused & Mint Vintage Gold Pass

This unused, mint condition Gold Pass was given to dignitaries and VIPs at the park, and admitted the bearer and party of five to the parking lot and Main Gate of Disneyland. To top it off, upon entering the park, the guests registered at City Hall for complimentary tickets for admissions to attractions. Beautiful metallic sheen to the pass, with no writing or markings.

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1941 Dumbo Photostat Animation Model Sheet For Casey Jones Jr.

1941 Walt Disney Studio Dumbo Animation Model Sheet. This 11” x 14” Photostat model sheet titled “Dumbo/’Revised Casey Jones Jr.’” was made during the completion of the production for Dumbo. It displays the drawings for final design of the train engine which pulls the circus train. Model sheets were used to ensure consistency in drawing of characters from various angles and dimensions. The studio’s “Character Model Dep’t” stamp is reproduced on right, showing the original date of issue: “1-2-41” as well as the initial of Joe Grant, the head of the department.

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Star Wars Rebels Exclusive 3 Pack

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Exclusive to Toys R Us and hot off the shelves is Disney's first Star Wars Rebels Mission Series 3 pack. This is the first of its kind and features the new animated series most anticipated characters. Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger and a secret Obi-Wan Kenobi make this set a must have for any Star Wars fans. Kanan comes with his trusty lightsaber while Ezra carries one of his many stolen Empire helmets. Obi-Wan takes the form of a hologram from Episode III. The series launches in October and comes on the heels of the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. 

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1950 Out On A Limb Lithographic Crayon Storyboard Drawing For Chip & Dale

1950 Walt Disney Studio Out on a Limb Original Production Animation Story Drawing. This 6” x 8.25” color lithographic crayon on untrimmed story sheet, includes a large 5.5” x 8.25” expressive and whimsical image of Chip & Dale. Drawing was created by a Disney artist in development of a scene in the animated short directed by Jack Hannah. Bill Berg and Nick George are credited for story on this cartoon. Small pinholes in the corners from placement of this original on a storyboard at the Disney Studio during production of the film. Storyboard drawings are early renditions to assist in creating the flow of the story and precede animation drawings or cel production. 

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1935 Silly Symphony Final Animation Drawing For Water Babies Scene

1935 Walt Disney Studio Water Babies Original Production Animation Drawing. This red, blue and black pencil on untrimmed animation sheet includes a sizeable image size of 7.5” x 10.5”. This final animation drawing was created by a Disney Studio animator in production of the classic animated Silly Symphony directed by Wilfred Jackson. Stunning detail. Item comes with a certificate of authenticity. 

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Frozen 3 Vinyl Limited Edition LP Set

Clearly, the “coolest” record-breaking soundtrack on “record” received the full pomp and circumstance it deserved! This three-LP Frozen set was printed on blue vinyl and comes in a stunning double-gatefold, embossed metallic cover. Inside, the full-color brilliant booklet includes pictures from the movie and lyrics from all of our already-classic songs. Limited to only 3,000 worldwide, these were only available online and quickly sold out. 

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