Friday, February 26, 2016

Postcards With Character

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom postcard
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All this month I have been sharing postcards from the early Walt Disney World 0111 series featuring characters 'come to life' in the park.  So I thought we would take a look back at some of the earlier cards that also had 'character.'  You can read more about these cards, at the following links:
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom
Goofy Goes for a Spin
Fun on Bay Lake

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Watch Out Pinocchio!

Watch Out Pinocchio! postcard
The third and final character postcard in this early Walt Disney World series comes from Fantasyland and features Pinocchio and his "friends" Foulfellow (aka Honest John Fox) and Gideon.  I assume that the title of this postcard, "Watch Out Pinocchio!," comes from the evil intentions of the animals on his right and left.  But it could also refer to the brick wall that they are standing on in order to get this shot.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

King Louie's Receding Hairline

Look for the Bare Necessities postcard
Our next postcard with 'character' comes from Adventureland and features another bear.  This time it is Baloo looking for the 'bare necessities' along with King Louie.  It's interesting to see how the characters have changed over the years.  But usually they don't 'age.'  Clearly King Louie has lost that amazing part since 1971.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I'm Gonna Knock Your Head Clean Off! - Brer Bar?

I'm Gonna Knock Your Head Clean Off! postcard
These two are not the sharpest of Disney characters and one of them must have written the first description on the postcard.  They misspelled Brer Bar but it was corrected on later printings.  (I understand the name has been used for a refreshment location)  This card is the first of 3 in the series to only feature "classic characters 'come to life.'"