Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disney Poster, by the Decades

Back in July, I posted a faux "Disneyland Poster" from the opening dedication ceremonies.  I had created this image about 5 years ago for a school project.  (I will repeat here, that this is not an actual Disneyland poster)

Much to my surprise, this post has become the most visited post in the short history of this blog.  (My many thanks to those who appreciate and visit (and copy) my work).

The volume of visits made me think, if I had to create a new poster, what would it look like? Those thoughts have been in my head for a couple of weeks, and I did finally come up with an idea.

Here is my latest poster idea... I put it together in about 4 hours with images I could easily create or access.  It was not part of a graded school assignment, nor did Disney contact me with a business proposal to create this, so some of the graphics are a bit rough.  (I am unemployed, so a Disney offer would certainly be welcome!!!)

This is MY Disney Decades Poster.  Each decade, from the 1920's thru the 2000's are represented in a singular element within this poster, however, only the realms of Disney that are part of my own life are represented (sorry, Marvel).  Look for different elements that represent animation and parks to be featured...

Disney Decades Poster (1920s thru 2000's)

I am gonna open this post to my readers.  Can YOU figure out which element represents which decade?  If you'd like to participate, just comment below with your response (PLEASE RESPOND WITH AN ANSWER FOR ONLY ONE DECADE---I'd like to give everyone the opportunity to respond, so I will delete multi-decade responses---however, if you think you are uber-knowledgable, once someone else has added a response, I will accept your next reply)

Decade Icons:  (UPDATED 25 June 2012)
  • 1920's- The "pie eye" classic 1928 Mickey face [Trevor]
  • 1930's- wavy music bars from the 30's Silly Symphonies [Trevor]
  • 1940's- Sorceror Mickey hat from 1940's Fantasia
  • 1950's- Disneyland's "D" logo; opened July 1955
  • 1960's- E-Ticket "Castle Background" existing on only for '66-67 ticket books.
  • 1970's- WDW original logo globe; opened in Oct 1971 [flymetothemoon]
  • 1980's- Original Rainbow Castle logo from BVHV [Pixie Pebbles]
  • 1990's- Pixar Ball from "Luxo, Jr", the short shown before 1995's "Toy Story".
  • 2000's- Disney Parks cheesy balloon from 2008's "Celebrate Today" promotion.


  1. Thank You Pixie Pebbles for your answers, but I cannot accept a second guess from you until another person has submitted an answer... (Your second guess was incorrect anyway!)

  2. @Trevor: Credit issued for a correct answer, as the first 5 Silly Symphonies were issued in 1929 and the wavy music bars were part of the logo for them. In this poster, they represent the 30's's, as the other 70 Silly Symphony cartoons were distributed from 1930 thru the entire decade, ending in 1939.

  3. 2000's = Toy Story ball.
    1970's = Epcot globe

    My (and your) friend J.P. recommended your blog, guessing I'd enjoy it. I'm a cast member at the Main Entrance.

  4. @flymetothemoon: You broke the rule for only answering for one decade... but since the 00's guess is incorrect, let's give you credit for the 70's answer. ;-)

    The globe is part the original WDW logo, first opened in 1971, with this "globe with mouse ears" inside the capital "D". (Epcot opened in 1982, but you are correct in pointing out this same globe, without the ears, is part of my favorite Epcot logo.)

    Thanks for your response. And J.P. has mentioned knowing you!

  5. Can I have another guess now????

    1990's - Sorcerer Mickey's hat - Fantasmic opened in Disneyland in 1992

  6. @Pixie Pebbles: Yes, you may guess again...and since this guess is incorrect, you may guess again still.

  7. if you're counting the wavy music bars as the 30's, then the floating Mickey face has got to be the 20's....