Walt Disney Ranges

Pelham Puppets and Walt Disney

In edition 27 of Pelpup News (March 1953) Bob Pelham announced that he had acquired the rights to manufacture Walt Disney characters. Over the years many different types were produced and were always the best seller. Pinocchio was without doubt the most produced character ever.

steamboatSeveral of the characters also appear on animated units Pinocchio, Gepetto, Mickey Mouse and his Friends.

Mickey Mouse made his screen debut on November 18th, 1928, as the star of the first synchronized sound cartoon, "Steamboat Willie", at the Colony Theatre in New York. Goofy and Donald Duck hit the big screen a few years later.

For more detailed information on some of the Walt Disney Range CLICK HERE

Pelham Produced Versions of Walt Disney Puppets:


Mickey Mouse

  • Minipup
  • SL Early Version
  • SL Later Version
  • SL Late Version Collectors Series
  • Glove Puppet
  • 18" Display
  • 24" Display
  • 30" Display

Minnie Mouse

  • Minipup
  • SL Early Version
  • SL Later Version
  • SL Late Version Collectors Series
  • Glove Puppet
  • 18" Display
  • 24" Display
  • 30" Display

Donald Duck

  • SL Early Version
  • SL Later Version
  • 18" Display
  • 24" Display

Daisey Duck

  • SL Late Version
  • SL Version Collectors Series

Goofy

  • SL Early Version
  • SL Later Version
  • SL Late Version Collectors Series
  • 30" Display

Pluto

  • Minipup
  • SL Early Version
  • SL Later Version
  • SL Later Collectors Series
  • 24" Display


Disney Features:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsposter-snow-white2.jpg - 4.62 Kb

From the old fairy tale, a jealous queen attempts to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home. The queen changes into a witch and tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple which puts her into an everlasting sleep, until a prince finds her in a glass coffin and awakens her with Love's First Kiss.

Release year: 1937
Directed by: Dave Hand Music: Frank Churchill
Songs: Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Larry Morey and Paul J. Smith Voices: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille la Verne, Otis Harlan, Scotty Matraw, Roy Atwell, Billy Gilbert and Pinto Colving
Academy Awards: Special Award for the creation of a full-length animated movie.

*Please note: The earlier versions of Snow White and the Dwarfs were not based on the Animated Feature. They were unlicensed versions based on the stories found in the Grimm Brother's and other author's stories. CLICK HERE for more information

Snow White

  • SS Early Version (not based off of Disney's movie)
  • SL Early Version (not based off of Disney's movie)
  • SL Late Version
  • 30" Display
  • 30" Animated Display

The Dwarfs, Dopey, Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy

  • Early Wooden Version (not based off of Disney's movie and unnamed. Box lists as "dwarf")
  • 18" Display
  • 24" Display

There was a special animated set of Snow White and the seven Dwarfs made for the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Snow White stood on a box and twists from side to side waving her arm. Two of the dwarfs were made with bendy legs and sat on a See-Saw. The face of Snow White in this set is much more attractive than the normal set.


Pinocchio

poster-pinocchioFamous story of Inventor Gepetto who creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.

Release year: 1940
Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske
Music: Paul J. Smith Songs: Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
Voices: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable, Walter Catlett, Frankie Darro, Charles Judels and Don Brodie
Awards: Oscars for Best Original Score and for Best Song.

For more information on the Pinocchio story CLICK HERE

Pinocchio

  • SS Early Version ( not based off of Disney's movie )
  • SL 1953 Version
  • SL 1962 Version
  • SL 1963 on Version
  • SL Collectors Series
  • Glove Puppet
  • 24" Display

Gepetto

  • SL First Version
  • SL Second Version
  • Glove Puppet
  • 36" Display

Jiminy Cricket

  • SL First Version
  • SL Second Version
  • SL Collectors Series

Cinderella

poster-cindersThe classic where adopted daughter of an upper-class lady, is made a slave in her own home. While her mother and ugly stepsisters are out at the royal ball she gets a surprise visit from a friend.

Year of release: 1950
Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske
Music: Oliver Wallace and Paul J. Smith
Songs: Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Voices: Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss and Verna Felton
Awards: Nominated for Oscars for Best Score, Best Song and Best Sound

*Please note: None of these puppets were based off of the Disney Animated Feature but were original creations based off of illustrations and many sources on the Cinderella story. For more information CLICK HERE

Cinderella

  • SL Several Versions

Prince Charming

  • SL Several Versions

Ugly Sisters

  • Ugly Sister 1
  • Ugly Sister 2

Fairy Godmother

  • SL Version

Alice in Wonderland

poster-aliceDisney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
Year of release: 1951
Directed by: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske
Produced by: Walt Disney
Music: Oliver Wallace
Songs: Oliver Wallace
Voices: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton and Bill Thompson
Awards: Nominated for Oscar for Best Score

*Please note: None of these puppets were based off of the Disney animated movie but were based off of the illustrations in Lewis Carrol's books "Alice In Wonderland" and "Through the looking glass. CLICK HERE for more information

  • SS Alice
  • SL Alice Early Version
  • SL Alice Late Version
  • SL March Hare
  • SL White Rabbit
  • SL Duchess
  • SL Dutchess with Baby
  • SL Cook
  • SL Frog Butler
  • SL Fish Footman
  • SL King
  • SL Queen
  • SL Knave

Sword and the Stone poster-sword-stone.jpg - 6.79 Kb

Arthur (Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he meets Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

Year of Release: 1963
Directed by: Wolfang Reitherman Music: George Bruns
Songs: George Bruns
Voices: Ricky Sorenson, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson and Junius Matthews
Awards: Nominated for Oscar for to Best Adapted Score

  • SL Wart
  • SL Merlin

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