Minnie and I

Minnie and I

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vintage Character Reproduction

I’m really exited about an upcoming movie; Saving Mr. Banks. The movie takes place in the 1960’s during the filming of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins. It is based upon Mary Poppins’ author P. L. Travers. The Disney Company had issues getting the rights of the book from Travers. Travers was very picky about every little thing; the songs, the actors and the script.  Tom Hanks has the role of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers. 

I’m exited because the movie will have scenes in Disneyland; with had been transformed into the 60’s. Which that means that they recreated Disney chracters into as they appeared in the 60’s and early 70's.
Pluto, Mickey Mouse & Goofy, as seen at the Magic Kingdom, FL. 1971

Mickey, as seen in "Saving Mr. Banks" LaughingPlace.com
I love this Mickey reproduction. It would be even better if they made his eyes gray; just for more detail.
Goofy (left), as seen in "Saving Mr. Banks" LaughingPlace.com
Pluto, as seen in "Saving Mr. Banks" LaughingPlace.com
I have some issues with the Pluto reproduction. The original Pluto didn't have a tongue and his mouth was closed. Other than that, everything is okay. The fur fabric used for the costume seems vintage. 

Hopefully, one day I get the opportunity of building vintage Disney costumes.

Walt Disney and Mickey at the 1966 Rose Parade, CA

Does anyone know what happened to the old Disney costumes?

No comments:

Post a Comment