Friday, February 3, 2012

One Man's Dream

Walt Disney's childhood desk, his initials carved into it. Amazing, if you think about it.

Early Disney Character Plush from 1932. As soon as children fell in love with the Disney characters on screen, they wanted to take their favorites home with them. Plush toys allowed children (and adults) to give a hug to Mickey, Minnie and of course, Pluto. Walt Disney Archives Collection

The temperamental but loveble Donald Duck made his debut in 1934 in the animated short "The Wise Little Hen," and soon, his star status began to eclipse even Mickey Mouse. The appeal of a character who could act out his every impulse was so appealing, everyone wanted a duck of their own. Walt Disney Archives Collection

During the 1930's, Walt Disney worked at this very desk while the production of many of the early classics, including Snow White and Silly Symphonies were in the works.


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