N.p.,: , 1972. Item #04139
"Bedknobs and Broomsticks"
The True Blues and The Dirty Yellows Playing Silly Soccer
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS. Original hand-painted artwork for the double spread cover of Walt Disney's Disneyland comic series No. 17 [January 1st 1972]. Gouache on artist board. Image size: 12 1/8 x 28 inches. In fine condition. Matted, framed and glazed. Together with a fine copy of Walt Disney's Disneyland comic series No. 17.
The True Blue Team consists of Hippo, Ostrich, Cheetah, Elephant, and Kangaroo based on the Walt Disney film "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". Hippo landed on the Crocodile from the Dirty Yellow Team's tail, which caused his fake teeth to come out and chomp the Kangaroo's tail. After the Rhino from the Dirty Yellow Team dragged his horn into the Hippo's rear, the Hippo yelped in pain and accidentally swallowed the ball, thus forcing the Lion King and the Rhino to kick his belly to let the ball out. After the Crocodile tripped the Hippo with his tail, the Hippo spat out the ball and the game continued. (Disney.Wikia.com).
"Hello, boys and girls! Do you recognize all the movie stars on our cover this week? They aren't my old buddies, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Bambi, Pinocchio or the Seven Dwarfs. These are a new bunch of buddies - the soccer players from "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." Maybe you already know them - if you've seen the movie you'll never forget them. They're playing the game with seven soccer balls, which is more than usual. But when the True Blues and the Dirty Yellows get together, anything can happen. Beginning in this issue, the story of their crazy mixed-up soccer game will be featured, and it will continue all summer. Be sure to get every single issue, and you'll know how soccer is played by Harry Hyena, Oscar Ostrich, Charlie Cheetah, Walt Warthog, King Lion and the others. There are extra goodies in the picture. Hidden in the cover are three extra soccer balls and three referee's whistles. Can you find them? Your friend, Mickey Mouse." (Disneyland Magazine... for Beginning Readers.).