Mickey & Minnie Black & White Maquette Figurines - Walt Disney Archives Collection
The exuberant Mickey and Minnie hand-painted sculptures are from the short, Get A Horse! Walt Disney provides all of Mickey’s dialogue – carefully crafted from vintage shorts. Production molds were made from a 3D scan of original maquettes.
Walt Disney provides the voice of Mickey Mouse in this short, the dialogue was carefully crafted from vintage shorts.
This skillfully crafted, hand-painted sculpture set was developed through the shared efforts of The Walt Disney Archives and Enesco, LLC. Originating from an animation maquette in the company's collection, the production molds for this piece are made from a digital three-dimensional printout. To distinguish it from the original, the final production size varies approximately 10 percent. This colored edition set is one of a sequentially numbered, randomly distributed limited edition of 2,000. "I loved the idea of making a Mickey film that felt like a newly discovered 1928 short..." - Lauren MacMullen, Director, Get A Horse! Premiering on June 11, 2013, the animated short is a masterful blend of classic black-and-white, hand-drawn animation paired with contemporary full-color, computer generated animation.
Reminiscent of vintage Disney cartoons, the story stars Mickey, Minnie and their classic nemesis, Peg-Leg Pete, in a tale of romance, drama and hijinks as the characters jump seamlessly between two different eras. In a novel surprise, Walt Disney, the original voice of Mickey Mouse, returns to the silver screen and provides all of Mickey's dialogue - carefully crafted from vintage shorts. The exuberant Mickey and Minnie character maquettes from Get A Horse! were initially designed and hand-sculpted in clay by artist Andrea Blasich. The characters feature the elongated "rubber hose" limbs and exaggerated poses exemplified in animated shorts from the late 1920s.
Perfect for the Minnie and Mickey Mouse collector, Mickey Memorabilia collection or Mickey Mouse fanatic - or anyone who like Walt Disney Disneyana.
According to Wikipedia…
Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. An anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey has become the most recognizable cartoon character in the world.
Mickey first was seen in a single test screening (Plane Crazy). Mickey officially debuted in the short film Steamboat Willie (1928), one of the first sound cartoons. He went on to appear in over 130 films, including The Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940). Mickey appeared primarily in short films, but also occasionally in feature-length films. Ten of Mickey's cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Beginning in 1930, Mickey has also been featured extensively as a comic strip character. His self-titled newspaper strip, drawn primarily by Floyd Gottfredson, ran for 45 years. Mickey has also appeared in comic books and in television series such as The Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1996) and others. He also appears in other media such as video games as well as merchandising, and is a meetable character at the Disney parks.
Mickey generally appears alongside his girlfriend Minnie Mouse, his pet dog Pluto, his friends Donald Duck, and Goofy, and his nemesis Pete, among others (see Mickey Mouse universe). Originally characterized as a mischievous antihero, Mickey's increasing popularity led to his being rebranded as an everyman, usually seen as a flawed, but adventurous hero.