Saturday, August 18, 2007

Four Color Island Adventures

Pirates have invaded Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island recently with the Imagineer-installed Pirate's Lair overlay. But here's a view of the Mark Twain-inspired environment from nearly a half a century ago. This map was featured on the inside front cover of the 1958 comic book Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey in Disneyland on Tom Sawyer Island.

This Dell Giant featured stories that tied into the various landmarks located throughout the island. Goofy explores Injun Joe's Cave. The Brer characters go fishing at Catfish Cove. Uncle Scrooge encounters both Captain Hook and Beagle Boys at an adventure at Smuggler's Cove. Chip 'n' Dale try to find a new home in the Tree House, while Grandma Duck and Gyro Gearloose share a story at the Old Mill. The issue's centerpiece story is Donald and Mickey at Fort Wilderness. Set in 1812, Donald plays a frontiersman to Mickey's fort commander. The highlight of the story is the appearance of Davy Cricket, a funny spin on a certain former Pinocchio sidekick. An activities section at that back even features a Davy Cricket's B'ar Trap Game.


Disneyana World said...

I have this comic book. I also have most of the Dell Giant Dinseyland comics.