Disney Storytime Collection - No 1 - Snow White

Recall The Walt Disney Storytime Collection?

The other day I was doing a bit of research for the Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook page. I was actually looking up some British gaming magazines, in particular a publication known as TV Gamer. That is of course when I stumbled on a most interesting advertisement indeed. An ad for the Walt Disney Storytime Collection – a magazine and cassette tape from 1984.
Disney Storytime Collection - Advertisement

As you can certainly read in that advertisement. The Walt Disney Storytime Collection offered fans all manner of Disney treats. Coloring pages as well as puzzles and it appears that stickers were included too. Add to that stories taken from different Disney shorts and movies in serialized form.

On top of everything of course you have the likes of Dame Penelope Keith, John Alderton, and Paul Daneman narrating said stories. This to say the very least was an incredible pool of actors. Dame Penelope Keith is best known for To the Manor Born as well as Good Neighbors. With John Alderton appearing in Zardoz and Upstairs, Downstairs. Paul Daneman was probably best known for his role in 1964’s Zulu with Michael Cane and Not in Front of the Children.

[Via] Readers Digest UK

Furthermore this naturally forced me to head to YouTube in the hopes of finding a video. Sadly those hopes were dashed but at the very least I was able to stumble on some images of the magazines itself.
Disney Storytime Collection - Mickey's Holiday

It probably goes without saying that the 24 issue run of the Walt Disney Storytime Collection was only published in the UK. The publisher appears to be Whinfrey Strachan and in addition they produced 2 specials.
Disney Storytime Collection - Page 1
Disney Storytime Collection - Mickey page 2

I know that it certainly isn’t part of the Walt Disney Storytime Collection…


But how about you take a few minutes to enjoy The Haunted House? From the Fisher-Price library of storytapes and books?

[Via] Rush Mojo

Have a Disney Afternoon with James Silvani

One of many websites I enjoy visiting for its retro art is that of Dark Ink Art which is usually well stocked with Super Heroes, Star Wars and other delights. Today was no exception when I found this wonderful Disney piece from artist James Silvani.

Without looking at the cheat sheet below, how many can you identify?

Disney Afternoon Guide

I love the art style here and the choice of shows and characters is great. I like that Scrooge McDuck is so prominent, but I’m not sure that Gargoyles mixes too well with Gummi Bears, Tailspin, Ducktales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop or Darkwing Duck. I guess the same can be said for Mickey Mouse and Timon & Pumbaa too, but who cares when the art looks so lovely?

merry christmas mickey mouse

Vintage Mickey Mouse Christmas Book Premium

Love the cover on this premium Mickey Mouse book from Hake’s. The 16 page book was published in 1939 and was given away back then as part of a shoe store giveaway. The cover is just wonderful and if it did not have the “with Mickey Mouse”, it would make for a wonderful Christmas card. Definitely worth checking out if you are a Disney fan.

merry christmas mickey mouse

[via] Hake’s