March 7, 1986 |
Minnie Mouse a Material Girl? Believe it. Disney Studios, apparently ever- vigilant regarding feminist influences in the cartoon world, is about to hustle Minnie out of those dowdy polka-dot skirts and tugboat shoes and into Madonna-like beads and gloves without fingers in an effort to get her equal visibility with her longtime associate Mickey Mouse. "We felt it was time to rejuvenate Minnie," said a Disney spokesman. To that end, Ms. Mouse will appear in a rock video to be released next month, going it alone without Mickey for the first time in her storied career.
April 5, 1989 |
Judging by her shy expression, 2-year-old Raechelle Walker-Ellis might have felt a little goofy about meeting Minnie Mouse at John Wanamaker's in Center City yesterday. But she managed to steal the show anyway from the veteran Disney character.
September 2, 1998 |
A brand-new year in a brand-new school got started with hugs and smiles at Cornwells Elementary in Bensalem yesterday. Teacher Janice Adami, wearing the ears of Minnie Mouse, embraced Sean Moser, a first grader, and Alana Gudknecht, a second grader.
February 6, 1990 |
SHEELA ALLEN-STEPHENS: Reporter at WCAU-TV (Channel 10). "Kiss-me" red 1990 Mazda Miata convertible and fire-engine-red replica of 1952 MG roadster convertible. " I'm a convertible type of person. I like to be footloose and fancy free. Minnie Mouse (the Miata) expresses that I'm 18 at heart. . . . Sashe (the MG) is the return to the '30s and '40s. I love the attention - when you take Sashe, the world stops. My cars express a sense of humor and the undying love of just having a good time in life.
December 4, 2000 |
Nobody in the collectibles field had any indication when Mickey Mouse made his debut in the 1928 cartoon classic "Steamboat Willie" that this feisty little rodent was heralding the arrival of what would become by the end of the 20th century a collectibles empire. It was Walt Disney's first animated cartoon, a debut that went on to spawn a collectibles network of Mickey Mouse images on items ranging from clothing to wristwatches and lunch boxes to toys. The success of Walt Disney collectibles is attributed to two major factors, says author Harry L. Rinker in his "Official Price Guide to Collectibles.
October 7, 2000 |
After making his screen debut 75 years ago, Mickey Mouse quickly took the world by storm. Toy-makers, not only in the United States but in Europe and even the Far East, quickly re-created Mickey and other Walt Disney cartoon figures as windups, banks and other mechanical playthings. In these days of Nintendo and Pokemon, those tin toys have become prized collectibles. Next weekend at a toy sale of international significance at the Sheraton Suites near Philadelphia International Airport, Bertoia Auctions will offer one of the world's most important single collections of Disney figures.
December 2, 1988 |
He was a star from his first squeak in 1928. His two big ears and beaming smile made him the lovable mouse next door. Today, of course, Mickey Mouse is an institution. After his long career as a movie hero ended, he became a hit on TV. And he has become a permanent fixture on clothes, comics, lunch pails, storybooks and, most recently, videotapes. Spurred by the booming market for Disney memorabilia and collectibles caused by Mickey's 60th birthday, Walt Disney Co. has decided to offer fine art prints in a series depicting its classic cartoon characters.
June 8, 2001 |
It looked like seductress stah Sharon Stone would be left yearning for an icepick when MGM decided to drop plans for "Basic Instinct II," the sequel to the thriller that opened up, um, opportunities for Stone. But girlfriend's fightin' back, filing a whopping $100 million lawsuit against the film's producers, saying they reneged on a $14 million commitment to her, Daily Variety reported yesterday. In a complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Stone alleges that in June 2000 she made an oral agreement with producers Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar to relive the magic of Catherine Tramell, the icepick-wielding writer of the original flick.
February 1, 2014 |
In "Possessions," one of five very fine entries in The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated , the ghost spirit of a broken old umbrella springs to life, causing a night of splendid havoc for a weary Japanese traveler. A gorgeously realized homage to the concept of Tsukumogami - that after 100 years, tools and instruments attain souls and self-awareness - Shuhei Morita's 'toon works as a metaphor for the process of animation itself: Whether the artist is using pencil and paper, or spacewarp software, the inanimate is transformed into something alive and vital.
December 15, 1998 |
Barbara Kammer admits it. "I'm a Dopey," she said. And she's not reluctant to spill the beans about her sister, Joanne: "She gravitates toward Grumpy. " Kammer is not commenting about her mental capacity, or her sister's mood swings. Nor is her friend Joanne Bush revealing an intimate secret when she talks about her devotion to someone other than her husband. Someone called Goofy. They are merely detailing the passion they share for Walt Disney. Not the man, necessarily, but the products he spawned.