Monday, January 04, 2016

Toyland Gates

"Once you pass its borders, you may never return again."

Last week was Christmas, and we were busily making gifts, including this miniature wooden ornament for a close friend who loves the 1961 Disney film "Babes in Toyland". It's a replica of the gates to Mother Goose Village—only five inches tall.  Our friend was thrilled.

Back and sides
It was a lot of fun to paint! The "snow" is white sand.

Film frame
Walt Disney's "Babes in Toyland" (1961) is all filmed on interior soundstage sets. The movie has really fun scenic design, resembling the illustrations in a mid-century children's book.

Hmmm, which building should we make next year??


Ken said...

You could make the whole village - with tiny lights inside each building. It would be amazing! But I think the picture on the video box would be fun - the two wooden soldiers with Annette in the middle, looking up at them. :D

Paula said...

This is fabulous! (I'm pretty sure I know the recipient--it's no wonder she was over the moon!)

David said...

I am building a scale model of the Hyperion studio.

Eric Stefani said...

Wow, I actually wrote out the music for "Toyland" for a new book "Accordion Fantastic!". I play it on accordion and xylophone. Nice Job!

Eric Stefani said...

I naturally gravitate towards the Wind Mill.