Last year, Disney Consumer Products kicked off a celebration of 45 years of ‘it’s a small world’ at the Disneyland Resort with upscale clothing lines and other merchandise including a line of books inspired by the attraction and the artwork of Mary Blair. The celebration continues into 2012 with all new product lines inspired by the attraction making their debut at the International Toy Fair in New York City.
miYim had a prototype displayed for a potential line of organic dolls inspired by ‘it’s a small world’ and the ‘Furry Friends‘ title in particular. Pictured here is a doll from Scotland who will be accompanied by a plush pet, much like the one pictured with her in the book. Additionally there would be three additional dolls at launch, although it had yet to be determined which countries would be represented at the time of Toy Fair. miYim also produces a line of Winnie the Pooh and Mickey and Minnie plush which are already on the shelves and are easily recognized by their distinct look which is a result of the use of non-toxic, low eco-impact dyes.
Please note that because the doll is a prototype and the line is awaiting approval from Disney, the final product design is subject to change.
Also representing the theme and spirit of the attraction are swaddling and receiving blankets from Swaddle Designs. Truly there is no more appropriate way to welcome a newborn into the world than with a receiving blanket that literally says hello in multiple languages. Swaddle Designs is also producing a line of swaddling and receiving blankets featuring classic Mickey and Minnie patterns designed to complement the existing line. The Disney blankets should be available this summer at upscale retail locations.