Monday, March 24, 2008

The Toontown Field Guide: The Official Seal

Navigating the details at both Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland and Mickey's Toontown Fair at Walt Disney World sometimes requires at little research. Hence we present the Toontown Field Guide, a new ongoing feature here at 2719 Hyperion.

Our first identification takes us to City Hall at the west coast Toontown incarnation. While the Official Seal denotes the year 1928 in reference to Mickey Mouse's debut in Steamboat Willie, the character featured on the crest was born in 1946 in the Pluto cartoon Rescue Dog. According to John Grant's Encyclopedia of Walt Disney Animated Characters, the little seal was named Salty. He would return to torment Pluto a year later in the Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey and the Seal.

4 comments:

Andy said...

Great find - somehow I had never seen Salty with the official seal before! I remember him from watching Mickey and the Seal as a kid, a cute little seal to be the official one!

DisHippy said...

I really like how they would keep the smaller characters and have them keep reappearing in the old cartoons. They did that with Figaro. He even had a couple of his own cartoons.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Town Seal...

That just cracks me up!

Wait a minute...why didn't you show me this one?

Jay『ジャイ』 said...

Great little detail. I only recently started to really get into the old Disney shorts recently, so I'm seeing Toontown with fresh eyes these days.