Guest Blogger: Nick Maglio
On a trip to Walt Disney World in 2011, my wife and I fell in love with, and bought, these 2 big figs from the Animation Gallery at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
They were released to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, and are limited to 1955 pieces each.
Mickey is 14″ tall
Jiminy Cricket is 10 1/4 inches tall
Each day of the original Mickey Mouse Club featured a different theme:
- Monday – Fun with Music
- Tuesday – Guest Star
- Wednesday – Anything Can Happen
- Thursday – Circus
- Friday – Talent Round-up
There was an educational series of cartoons on the show as well, one featuring Jiminy Cricket, teaching, and yes, maybe preaching, the proper way to do certain activities. I got this list of the shorts from Wikipedia:
I’m No Fool With A Bicycle (10/06/55)
- I’m No Fool With Fire (12/01/55)
- I’m No Fool As A Pedestrian (10/08/56)
- I’m No Fool with Water (11/15/56)
- I’m No Fool Having Fun (12/15/56)
- I’m No Fool in a Car (1957)
- I’m No Fool in an Emergency (1957)
- I’m No Fool in Unsafe Places (1957)
- I’m No Fool in Unsafe Places II (1957)
- I’m No Fool on Wheels (1957)
- I’m No Fool with Safety at School (1957)
- I’m No Fool with Electricity (1957)
You’ll note the ‘M’ in I’m and the ‘N’ in No are chipped. For whatever reason, neither my wife or I really took note if this when we bought them, and, indeed, didn’t even notice this until she took these pictures, and they have been sitting in a very prominent spot in our living room for over a year! Doh!
We agreed, we were just to blinded by Jiminy’s charm to notice.
They say they were created especially for Disneyland, but we got them at Walt Disney World.
These were the only two figures they had left in stock, and were the only two we saw throughout our trip, and actually, I’ve never seen them since. So maybe it was just good fortune we came upon them to begin with?
Leaving the price stickers on helps to remind us of what we paid, and will serve as a reference point for pricing them if we ever decide to sell them later. Not likely!
Both figures were designed by artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. There likely are other figures in this series.