Disney Tiny Kingdom – Sleeping Beauty

A friend of mine had been saying he had something Disney for me for the last two years. He picked it up at a yard sale but we just never connected being as we lived in different areas. Well, recently I moved into the same area as my friend, and he finally gave me:

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 1

An unassuming white box?

He asked me to let him know if it was anything worth while. So I opened it to find:

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 2

Something very worth while!

This series of miniature scenes from famous Disney films was released in 2008 featuring figurines that stood up to 2.75 inches tall in a box 2.5 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep (above).

Which of the many variations do I have? Let’s open the box and find out:

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 3

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 4

Figures made of metal and enamel

The figures are about the size of a Disney Trading Pin, but without the pin stem. They move slightly back and forth in little slots in the bottom of the display box:

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 8

It seems that the pins are grouped in three areas, or scenes. Let’s take a closer look at each of these:

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 5

Prince Phillip and Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 6

Briar Rose and Dancing Partner

Sleeping Beauty Tiny Kingdom 7

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather (w/crown)

Sleeping Beauty is the 16th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was released in theaters on January 29, 1959. The film was made while Walt Disney was building Disneyland and so to help promote the film, Imagineers named the park’s icon “Sleeping Beauty Castle”. It was to be Snow White’s castle, in honor of Disney’s first Princess, but she got ‘evicted’ from the place and has never had a castle named for her in a Disney Park yet! Bummer.

As mentioned, the Tiny Kingdom featured many different films. Here are a few of them:

Alice in Wonderland Cinderella

Dumbo Mickey Mouse Club

Peter Pan Snow White

This line (Tiny Kingdom) also released individually boxed miniature figurines of each of the main Disney characters.

The above boxed film scenes can sell for up to $50.00 US on-line or for considerably less at a local yard sale! The Sleeping Beauty variant I have still had the original bubble wrap inside to protect the figures, so it was purchased but never opened or displayed.

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