Thursday, March 29, 2012

Did You Know...Walt's Easter Eggs

I am excited about Easter next weekend, it will be the first year we get to color and hide Easter Eggs with Lexi.  This got me to thinking about Disney and Easter.  You already know I love to visit the early days of Disney and here are a few of the things I found.

This fabulous Walt Disney's Comics cover featuring Donald disguised as the Easter Bunny is #32 from May 1943.  You can read all about it at Golden Age Comics.


How great is this vintage Mickey Mouse Paas display I found at Vintage Disney Collectibles!  I love the name "Transfer-o-s"!!

I love watching all of the old Silly Symphony cartoons.  This one is Funny Little Bunnies from 1934.



Thanks to Brian Sibley at decidedly disney I found this studio photo advertising the 1985 Walt Disney World Easter Parade.
"WALT DISNEY WORLD'S HAPPY EASTER PARADE--"Good Morning America's" Joan Lunden will join Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday night for the ABC-TV broadcast of "Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade." The hour-long special will run April 7 at 7p.m. EST and PST at 6p.m. CST. (Copyright WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS 1985)"
 My dream is to one day visit the Disney Family Museum, so naturally I love their blog - Storyboard.  Paul F. Anderson shared this April 13, 1935 clipping is from a local newspaper.  Walt had decorated a couple of duck eggs and contributed them to the William Rockwell Nelson Gallery of Art for their egg decorating and rolling contest.


Hope you enjoyed these tidbits of Disney Easter history.  I sure do wish I had some Transfer-o-s for my eggs next weekend...

Have a Magical Day!!
Donna Kay

4 comments:

  1. Donna Kay, I love the Mickey Mouse Transfer O's. I woild love to have them too. Great piece for Easter, love the comic..

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    1. Thanks Diane!! I love all this vintage Disney stuff so much, I need to start checking out thrift stores.

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  2. I LOVE Walt's eggs! I'd really like to try and reproduce them.

    I wanted to paint eggs by hand this year, but I didn't want to use paint that would make the eggs inedible...and the food coloring approach did not work for me. Maybe I'll figure it out in time for next Easter.

    Happy Easter, Donna!

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    1. Hi Lucinda!! I am definitely not talented enough to recreate them. Be sure to share them with me if you do it next year!! HAPPY EASTER!!

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