Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Toontown Field Guide: The Post Office

The next identification in our Toontown Field Guide series relates to the post office in Mickey's Toontown at Disneyland. The sign for the building is done in the style of an old fashioned airmail envelope with Mickey Mouse featured on the stamp. The image for the stamp is also featured on a flag that flies near the top of the post office building. The airmail theme and illustration of Mickey are derived directly from the 1933 cartoon The Mail Pilot.

Aviators were popular heroes of that era and in the film, Mickey plays the plucky pilot challenged by thunderstorms, blizzard and a dangerous air pirate in the form of Pegleg Pete. In the end, Mickey defeats the nefarious villain, delivers the mail, and is rewarded with a parade and the always welcome affections of Minnie Mouse.

Image © Walt Disney Company


Mr. La said...

Jeff - I can't believe there are no comments for this post - you do a GREAT job researching these things and sharing them - Many many thanks. I also really enjoy your "appearances" on the WDW Radio show.