This wonderful tin box is currently being offered on ebay. The Netherlands-based seller identifies it as being from Belgium and from the "1930s". Based on the characters depicted, a more precise estimate can be 'late 1930s'.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Above image is of the illustrated text adaptation of the cartoon short Three Little Wolves (1936) from a compilation of similar adaptations originally published in the American magazine Good Housekeeping. The 12-page (including covers) compilation, titled simply as Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, was published by Whitman on linen-like paper.
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Among an amazing lot of vintage European movie posters currently on sale at ebay by a Spanish seller are three Silly Symphony posters with Big Bad Wolf. Perhaps the most interesting is the above Swedish poster. The seller dates it from 1933, but the illustration features characters from not only Three Little Pigs (1933), but also from The Wise Little Hen (1934) and The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934). It is being offered for 7,000 US dlrs!
The below French poster for "The Joyful Hour of Mickey Mouse" directly highlights The Three Little Pigs. It is incorrectly dated as 1930 by the seller. It was released in France in 1934. It is being offered for 21,000 Us dlrs!!!...
The below French poster features cartoons from the late 1930s, including The Practical Pig (1939). This compilation was released in France in 1940.