This is the big one that's getting everyone's attention, with Mickey sitting at an animation desk and Pluto looking on-- it's a replica of Steve's animation desk at home, BTW, and the drawings on Mickey's desks are Steve's own-- all set in a mouse-ear globe.
But what's really crazy about this one is that it does more than drop glitter and play a tune (the Mickey Mouse Club theme song). The base of this globe is a wind-up zoetrope, which was something no one at the company had done before with a snow globe.
We have not gotten our own photos yet, but we found these online, including this awesome link to some guy's website where you can see and hear the snow globe in action! These images are from that movie, so we'll take some shots this weekend and snap a better still of the globe so you can also see the base.
Here's a close up of the zoetrope.
This won't be in stores for another week or week and a half. I have no idea how this guy got a sample. We have one, but of course that has something to do with our connections, ya see.
The Little Mermaid fans, like my friend Wil, can get all excited about this new snow globe. I just think is absolutely adorable. But Steve went to The Disney Store in Glendale and they've already sold out, so if you can find one I'd say to snatch it up right away (I said, "snatch".) The stores should be getting more in, so if they are out just ask them to hold you one.
This photo came from an online auction at eBay. It's a large piece, beautifully painted, and we can't display it in our house because we now have too many Disney things. We don't want to be a snow-globe crazy household (not that there's anything wrong with them-- those fans help us make our mortgage payment-- but it doesn't fit our designs). So this one is staying in the box and in the closet unless people ask to see it.
Yeah, it's a little crazy.