Friday, December 18, 2015

Souvenir Friday- The Art Corner Club Disneyland Souvenir Patch

In the recent Van Eaton Disneyland auction was this souvenir patch from the Art Corner in Disneyland. The patch was listed as a prototype and as a cast member patch. However, I believe the patch was a souvenir piece that kids (and adults) could receive when purchasing the Art Corner animation kit. The kit includes a neat little card for the Art Corner Animation kit. As an owner of the kit, the artist could animate a scene and send it into the Walt Disney Studio to be filmed onto 8 mmm film. The patch could have been sent back with the filmed scene. The patch features a great design with Mickey Mouse in a beret and holding a paint brush. The patch measures 3 inches in diameter.

Here are a couple of pages from two different Disneyland merchandise catalogs showing the Art Corner Animation kit.

6 comments:

K. Martinez said...

The Art Corner patch is awesome!

Major Pepperidge said...

Holy moly, that patch is amazing.

Chuck said...

That animation kit is a really cool concept, especially in a day without home computers or stop-motion video cameras.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Would be nice...

scott lund said...

Hope this helps as it is tough to find an original example. This is what the membership postcard from my 1950's "Walt Disney Animation Kit" says:
(Top Line) Walt Disney ANIMATION KIT
"Please register my name as a member of the ART CORNER ANIMATION CLUB and send me all information on additions to the animation library."
Then after you add your name and address on the body of the card, it asks you to "PLEASE SIGN AND MAIL IMMEDIATELY." Under that is a line for your signature and below that in parenthesis it says, "(you will receive a membership card in return)"
I changed my profile picture to show you an example of that exact postcard which is from an original Walt Disney Animation Kit I have listed now on Ebay. If you want to see the full card or the other contents in the kit, there are clear pictures there.(But the auction ends tomorrow night Friday 12/22/17) Cheers!

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Well whoever bought THIS is one happy camper I'm sure this Christmas. Too bad I didn't get it though I don't have a couple hundred handy just to splurge on something like that at the moment, still impressive there was only one bid on it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-039-s-Vintage-WALT-DISNEY-ANIMATION-KIT-from-the-Art-Corner-at-DISNEYLAND-NR-/112709228155