Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas, homies!
What better way to celebrate this day than to look at more mid-1960's photos of the classic "Fantasy on Parade"?
This first image does not fit in with the rest of the FoP pictures, since you can see that Mickey Mouse is dressed differently - wearing his Sorcerer's Apprentice robes rather than the western duds we saw before. Still, it's a great view that I wanted to include.
I am guessing that these photos were taken only a few years after "Mary Poppins" became the biggest box-office hit of 1964. It's nice to see Mary and Bert making an appearance.
Peter Pan and young Michael might not be able to fly, but by golly, they can sure bounce! The concept of making a float that looks like a bed but is actually a trampoline is some sort of genius.
Pluto struts with style while being chased by his doghouse. If you look carefully, you can just see what appears to be a Snoopy doll (or a pretty close approximation) inside the doghouse!.
There are the toy soldiers again... I think the last time I saw them in a holiday parade, their ranks were down to maybe a half dozen.
And finally, the big man, the main event, Santa Claus! I like his green sleigh. His snow-covered float is decorated with toys of all kinds -including a rather prominently-displayed Magilla Gorilla doll (just left of center in the lower part of the photo)! How did a Hanna-Barbera character sneak into a Disney parade?
I'd like to extend my warmest holiday wishes to all of the awesome GDB readers out there!