Walt Disney World

A History in Postcards

Chapter 10 The Animation Gallery Page 1 Scenes and Backgrounds

In the five years between when Michael Eisners team came into power at Disney, and the opening of the studios was a time of re-vitalization not only for the Walt Disney World resort, but, for the Animation division as well. Not so much in the three releases of that period, some of which had been in production before the new team took over, but more so in the hiring of new animators and planning of new movies that were "in the pipeline" by the time the studios opened in 1989. Between 1970 and 1984 only five new animated features had been released and one of those (the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) was actually a compilation of featurettes that had previously been released, whereas from 1988 to 1992 the studios managed to release a new feature every year (including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin). As mentioned in the previous chapter part of the new hiring in Animation was planned into the new studios with an animation group in Florida, and an animation tour in the new theme park. At the end of the animation tour was a new shop the Animation Gallery, this shop features a selection of Disney cells, posters, Art Books and other items which includes, you guessed it, postcards! This new line of postcards was just part of an increase in postcards in the 1990's that reflected the growth of the resort.
70100-500 (35K) Snow White and Dopey
70101-500 (21K) Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio
70102-500 (64K) Geppetto's music box
70103-500 (31K) Bambi with Thumper and Flower
70104-500 (30K) Cinderella with her Fairy Godmother
70105-500 (40K) Alice inside White Rabbit's cottage
70106-500 (24K) Moonlight dinner (Bella Note)
  70107-500 (33K) Briar rose in the forest

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Last modified by Brian K Martsolf at 04-Mar-2005 04:01 PM As always many of the dates in this chapter were provided by Disney A to Z.