This is an ORIGINAL Press Photograph, measuring 8" x 10". It is from I believe, the 1980's. It has the ORIGINAL Disneyland PRESS RELEASE SHEET ATTACHED.
It has the press snipe information still attached to the back. It is a Holiday Publicity Photograph, to advertise the Christmas Season with Holiday Xmas Parade moving down MAIN STREET, U.S.A at the Disney park.
This photo was to promote the army of Toy Soldiers, down the street as part of the Yuletide season at the happiest place on earth,
This classic photograph features the famous Disney soldiers. It's the most famous park in the world, home of the THE HAUNTED MANSION, IT'S A SMALL WORLD, SUBMARINE VOYAGE, COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE, JUNGLE CRUISE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD, THE MARK TWAIN RIVER BOAT, KING ARTHUR'S CAROUSEL Merry -go round, AMERICA SINGS, MAIN STEET ELECTRICAL PARADE SPACE MOUNTAIN, and the SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE.
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It's a fun DISNEY item. Good shape with press snipe taped to the back!
MORE INFO ON WALT DISNEY: At age 16, during World War I, he lied about his age to join the American Red Cross. He soon returned home, where he won a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. There, he met a fellow animator,
. The two soon set up their own company. In the early 20s, they made a series of animated shorts for the Newman theater chain, entitled "Newman's Laugh-O-Grams". Their company soon went bankrupt, however. The two then went to Hollywood in 1923. They started work on a new series, about a live-action little girl who journeys to a world of animated characters. Entitled the "Alice Comedies", they were distributed by(Margaret). Walt was backed up financially only by Winkler and his brother, who remained his business partner for the rest of his life. Hundreds of "Alice Comedies" were produced between 1923 and 1927, before they lost popularity. Walt then started work on a series around a new animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This series was successful, but in 1928, Walt discovered thatand her husband,, had stolen the rights to the character away from him. They had also stolen all his animators, except for. While taking the train home, Walt started doddling on a piece of paper. The result of these doddles was a mouse named Mickey. With only Walt and Ub to animate, and Walt's wife(Lilly) and Roy's wifeto ink in the animation cells, three Mickey Mouse cartoons were quickly produced. The first two didn't sell, so Walt added synchronized sound to the last one,(1928), and it was immediately picked up. It became the first cartoon to use synchronize sound. With Walt as the voice of Mickey, it premiered to great success. Many more cartoons followed. Walt was now in the big time, but he didn't stop creating new ideas. In 1929, he created the 'Silly Symphonies', a cartoon series that didn't have a continuous character. They were another success. One of them,(1932), was the first cartoon to be produced in color and the first cartoon to win an Oscar; another,(1933), was so popular it was often billed above the feature films it accompanied. The Silly Symphonies stopped coming out in 1939, but Mickey and friends, (including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and plenty more), were still going strong and still very popular. In 1934, Walt started work on another new idea: a cartoon that ran the length of a feature film. Everyone in Hollywood was calling it "Disney's Folly", but(1937) was anything but, winning critical raves, the adoration of the public, and one big and seven little special Oscars for Walt. Now Walt listed animated features among his ever-growing list of accomplishments. While continuing to produce cartoon shorts, he also started producing more of the animated features.(1940),(1941), and(1942) were all successes; not even a flop like(1940) and a studio animators' strike in 1941 could stop Disney now. In the mid- 40s, he began producing "packaged features", essentially a group of shorts put together to run feature length, but by 1950 he was back with animated features that stuck to one story, with(1950),(1951), and(1953). In 1950, he also started producing live-action films, with(1950). These began taking on greater importance throughout the 50s and 60s, but Walt continued to produce animated features, including(1955),(1959), and(1961). In 1955, he even opened a theme park in southern California: Disneyland. It was a place where children and their parents could take rides, just explore, and meet the familiar animated characters, all in a clean, safe environment. It was another great success.
Walt also became one of the first producers of films to venture into television, with his series(1954) which he began in 1954 to promote his theme park. He also produced(1955) and(1957). To top it all off, Walt came out with the lavish musical fantasy(1964), which mixed live-action with animation. It is considered by many to be his magnum opus. Even after that, Walt continued to forge onward, with plans to build a new theme park and an experimental prototype city in Florida. He never did finish those plans, however; in 1966, he contracted lung cancer. He died in December at age 65. But not even his death, it seemed, could stop him. Roy carried on plans to build the Florida theme park, and it premiered in 1971 under the name Walt Disney World. What's more, his company continues to flourish, still producing animated and live-action films and overseeing the still- growing empire started by one man: Walt Disney, who will never be forgotten.