Sunday, August 11, 2013

Disney's Little Hiawatha

I recently bought several Disney capsule toys off of eBay. The seller shipped me 1/2 of my order rather quickly. But, you'll note, I only got 1/2 of my order. When I wrote the seller to inquire about the other 1/2, they were very apologetic, and sent me a couple extra toys, a very nice surprise. One of them was this Little Hiawatha from the Cinemagic Films Volume 1 collection.

One of the wonderful things about these little one inch figures is the unique and often obscure characters they present from the entire history of Disney animation.

Little Hiawatha is a Silly Symphonies animated short released in 1937 about a young Indian brave who sets off into the forest prove his worth by hunting big game. After a series of misadventures he becomes a friend to all (well, most) of the woodland creatures.
Why are his drawers falling down? This is a running gag throughout the cartoon.

I watched this wonderful cartoon on YouTube, but it can be found on Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies Volume Two DVD set. In fact, Little Hiawatha is on the cover!

Seeing the cartoon jogged my memory. I have a couple of Disneyland Magazines from childhood. I went to my box of Disney Magazines, and sure enough, on the cover of one I found our little friend here.

He is featured in a Cinderella's Disneytime story inside!

We'll take a more in depth look at Disneyland Magazine in the future.


  1. Did you get the other half of your order?

    Little Hiawatha has a tiny cute butt!


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