Tag Archives: Western Publishing Company

Goofy Finds His Marbles Game by Whitman

Goofy is my favorite Disney character, so when I find a piece of merchandise that features him… I just hand my money over. This time is was only $10.00 CAN happily! But a game called ‘Goofy Finds his Marbles’ intrigued … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Black Hole Illustrated Adaption

Merchandise tie-ins are a given today but we may not realize just how far back they go. Walt Disney especially liked to release promotional ephemera and toys to push whatever movie he was releasing at a given time. Walt is … Continue reading

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Disney’s Read-Along Books and Records from the 1960’s

1965 was a good year: The Beatles were at their creative best. The cars were amazing. I was born. And Disney was releasing awesome books with 33 1/3 rpm records for children. Each one was a Read-Along Book and Record: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Walt Disney’s Mother Goose

Once again a flea market has offered up another vintage Disney book for the blog: 9 1/2″ x 12 1/2 ” with 30 pages Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been told and retold too many times to count, but this … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Walt Disney Song Book

Perhaps even more than the story or the characters it’s the music we remember the most from our favorite Disney movies. From the iconic Some Day My Prince Will Come from Snow White to fun tunes like Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Hardcover Disney Books by Whitman

Whitman Publishing was a subsidiary of Western Publishing that produced a popular line of children’s books the early 1900s to the mid-1970s. Whitman published a variety of genres including westerns, mysteries, science fiction, and adventure stories. Eventually they also published … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Book and Record

In 1955 Walt Disney named the Disneyland castle after a new Princess who wasn’t to bow on the world stage for another two years. He thought it would make for good cross-promotion. Unfortunately, the film didn’t do as well with … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland – Big Golden Book

This over-sized wonder is a nice retelling of Lewis Carroll’s famous story of a little girl who falls into a rabbit hole and has some… pretty strange adventures. 9 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ with 22 pages We’ve all heard of … Continue reading

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