New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc., 1933. Item #04718
With Four Superb “Scenic” Color Pop-Ups
DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. The "Pop-up" Silly Symphonies. Containing Babes in the Woods and King Neptune. Stories and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc., .
First edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches; 241 x 187 mm.). 48 pp. Including four magnificent 'scenic' full color 'Pop-Up' plates and numerous tinted illustrations throughout the text.
Publisher's color pictorial boards, Full color pictorial endpapers. Small piece missing (1 5/8 x 7/16 inch) from rear endpaper. Original color pictorial dust jacket, very slightly worn at lower edge. A near fine copy.
Babes in the Woods is a 1932 Silly Symphonies animated film. It is a re-working of the British folk tale Babes in the Wood, with some material incorporated from Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, and the addition of a village of friendly elves (a feature not traditionally present in either tale) and a happier ending.
King Neptune is a 1932 cartoon by Walt Disney, the second in the Silly Symphonies series produced in Technicolor. While Flowers and Trees was originally intended as a black and white cartoon, King Neptune was meant to be in colors already from the start, and was able to take full advantage of this.