Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mary Blair's "Johnny Appleseed"

A collector has gifted us with this Blair original.

Back in the late forties, when the allies had defeated the Axis powers and all was right with the world, Walt Disney Productions was a small, struggling studio in Burbank which was doing "compilation" features, that is, shorts and featurettes wrapped inside a full-length format.

Artist Mary Blair did a whole lot of development work on Disney projects of the period (some of it seen here)but I hadn't come across the piece above.

So we thought we'd show it to you.


Chris Sobieniak said...

Such a lovely little film, I remember seeing that in the first grade!

Reminded I found an Disneyland LP of the film last year at a thrift shop.

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