Sunday, 17 April 2011
Mickey Mouse Xmas Special, published by Britain's Odham Press late in 1939, carries a two and a half pages long illustrated story titled 'Laugh, Hyena, Haugh' which features the Big Bad Wolf as a supporting character. This is actually a revised edition of a story earlier published in vol.2 no.2 (dated Nov. 1936) of the American Mickey Mouse Magazine under the exact same title. The story concerns a boxing match between Donald Duck and a hyena, assisted by the Big Bad Wolf. While the original US edition carries a single illustration featuring only Donald and his nemesis, the British edition features new illustrations and the wolf is depicted in two of them, once in the background (see above) and once in the foreground:And yet, the differences between the two editions are not limited to the illustrations. The texts are almost identical, except for a few insignificant paraphrasings here and there and one case of censorship: In the US edition, the Big Bad Wolf calls Donald a "sissy"; in the US edition, he calls the duck a "coward"...
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Above photo from the vintage Mickey Mouse Painting Book by the British publisher Dean shows two page of illustrations based on the cartoon short Three Little Wolves (1936). The illustration with the Big Bad Wolf was also used in the British Silly Symphony Annual (1937) by Collins.
Monday, 4 April 2011
This image is of the pages 28 and 29 of the no. 19 of Album Mickey, a Chilean Disney publication from 1937. It is not an extract from the Three Little Pigs Sunday newspaper continuity from 1936 and hence possibly an original Chilean production. For more info on this obscure publication, see my post in my other blog on vintage Disney publications: http://kayaozkaracalar3.blogspot.com/2011/04/chilean-mickey-mouse-magazine-from-1937.html