Friday, August 18, 2006

Souvenir Friday- Mad Hatter Shop Art Plus End of Parade

This is a wonderful color sketch of the Mad Hatter Hat Shop located in Fantasyland. Done as part of the 1983 redo of Fantasyland, the art depicts the side of the shop with the entrance door for the White Rabbit. I believe this piece was either done by Ken Anderson or Kim Irvine as I have seen color artwork similar to this piece by both artists. And since this is a hat shop, it really ties into my hat fetish.

And as a bonus, here is the last slide of the opening day parade...the crowd following the parade clogging Main Street. It looks almost as bad as the 50th Birthday event, just with everyone wearing a nice shirt and tie and dresses and heels. Lots of the visitors have cameras so there must be a lot more pictures of opening day out there sitting in families photo albums....


7 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, you always hear about the overcrowding on opening day, but this photo shows just how crazy it really was. Great picture!

Disneyland Hippo said...

I like the drawing do more fun things. lm

Tangaroa said...

Hmmm - doesn't look like either Kim Irvine or Ken Anderson to me....

Matterhorn1959 said...

Tanga- who else was doing color studies for Fantasyland? The Disney Gallery used to have a couple of Kim Irvine color studies up and the design looked similar.

Tangaroa said...

I can't find any on the web just now...! I try & scan something.

Tinker Bell said...

Those parade pictures were awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. The opening day shots you have shown have been incredible. I'd love to see more! :D

Robert Rowe said...

For the real story about the Mad Hatter art go to: http://artofrobertrowe.blogspot.com/
Or, go directly to the story at:
http://artofrobertrowe.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html