Lady and the Tramp

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Disney’s Lady and the Tramp was released in theaters on June 22, 1955, and audiences were introduced to Lady, Tramp, and one of the most iconic Disney scenes of all time. 🍝

Did you know that the opening scene where Jim Dear puts Lady in a hat box to give to Darling was based on something that Walt had done for his wife, Lillian?

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I chose to bring this classic movie to life with a little inspiration from it’s most iconic Bella Notte scene. I made a plate of spaghetti just like in the movie…except in pie form, raspberry pie that is.

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“Side by side with your loved one. You’ll find enchantment here. The night will weave its magic spell. When the one you love is near.”- Lady and the Tramp

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Peter Pan

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Disney’s Peter Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s original play, flew into theaters on February 5, 1953, and was instantly a big hit. Did you know that Walt first grew fond of the story when he saw the play as a child? Or that one of the biggest challenges that animators faced when working on the film was learning how to animate a character to look like they were flying?

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I made a colorful funfetti cake and decorated it with a Swiss meringue buttercream because what other cake says “never grow up” more? I topped it with the silhouettes of Peter Pan, Wendy, James, and Michael as they fly towards the second star to the right and straight on till morning.

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“All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.” – Peter Pan

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Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland premiered on July 26, 1951 and follows the adventures of a young girl named Alice as she makes her way through the exciting world of Wonderland.

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Did you know that this was not the first time that Walt had worked on this story? He created the Alice Comedies in the 1920’s, which featured a live-action Alice that was incorporated into a cartoon world. He even considered modeling Alice in Wonderland after this same sort of style, but ultimately decided not to.

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I took these pictures at The Walt Disney Family Museum, and they show a glimpse of what the Alice Comedies were like.

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For this version of #marisabakesdisney, I wanted to focus on one of my favorite parts of the movie. I have always loved when Alice comes across the two different bowls of beautiful cookies, eats one, and immediately changes in size, so I decided to replicate both sets of cookies from the movie.

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“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Alice in Wonderland

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