Saturday, November 17, 2012

Disneyland Records - response from Keltie!

I had a few "Disneyland" records back in my childhood days. Most of them were the "book and record" kind, where you can hear the story and read along as well. And who can forget that wonderful chime that always prompted you to turn the page.

I'm sure there is more, but here is what I distinctly remember having:
1) Robin Hood (12" LP with book)
2) The Rescuers (12" LP with book)
3 - Pinocchio (12" LP with book)
4) The Jungle Book (12" LP with book)
(all of these had the actual dialogue and music from the actual films)
5) Cinderella (7" 33 RPM with narrator & story)
6) Soundtrack music from "Bambi" - 12" LP on blue RCA-Camden label)

That's all I can remember from way back when. None of these records are around any longer, except maybe the "Bambi" soundtrack.

I do have a couple of Disneyland records in my collection that I am aware of. One is the double LP soundtrack to "Fantasia" (the 1940 version) which I think is on the Disney sub-label "Buena Vista records" and the the story of "Nikki: Wild Dog Of The North", narrated by the legendary Thurl Ravenscroft* (which is on Disney, and distributed by RCA Victor.)

A couple of years back one local thrift shop (which I will describe as the "Bloomingdales" of thrift shops) had a handful of Disney pic discs on display but wanted $29.99 a pop for them. WOW. I know they are collectors items and all but a thrift store charging those prices. I passed. I kind of regret it as they are very cool indeed and nice to have. But still too pricey.

These LPs bring back memories when I think about them. If I ever see them around, I may pick them up and relive some childhood memories. Great blog post, Brad. I hope some others chime in with comments.

 * If anyone out there doesn't recognize the name, you can certainly tell his voice. He was the voice of Tony The Tiger (Kellogg's Frosted Flakes) and also the singer of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" 

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