Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mickey and Minnie, January 1959


Yikes! Mickey and Minnie are looking pretty primitive in this 1959 image. Just gaze into those wide, unblinking eyes. He's staring right at us...and I think he's hungry!! It's odd, these designs look more like the 1930's characters than the middle-class, suburban Mickey and Minnie of the 50's. I kind of like them for their simple, slightly scary appearance! And for whatever it's worth, I like the Mickey cartoons of the 20's and early 30's a lot too. Back when he could be a rascal, and visit cannibal islands or haunted laboratories. But I digress!

Hey, is that an Art Corner poster? Those things were great for making kites, I used to have a bunch of 'em.

6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

One of the best costumed character images!

TiKiMOOSE said...

It's funny, They had three large fingers back then, when later versions had "human" size five finger hands. And today they went back to three!?!

perkypickle said...

yes

Katella Gate said...

Proto-Mickey's all the more frightening because he's plush.

Davelandweb said...

Are you trying to toy with everyone again by talking about using the Art Corner posters as kites?!? LOVE the Mickey/Minnie costumes! How retro.

Connie Moreno said...

YIKES!!!