Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Costumes and models from Disney's Babes in Toyland...

Odd I know to be celebrating Christmas in August, but these classic costumes from the 1961 Disney festive musical Babes in Toyland were photographed recently on display at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.

Original costumes from Babes in Toyland on display
Disney 1961 Babes in Toyland movie costumes
Babes in Toyland movie costumes
Disney Babes Toyland movie costumes
This was the second movie version based on Victor Berbert's popular 1903 operetta (the first by Laurel & Hardy in 1934), but the first film to be produced in Technicolor.

Tom Piper costume worn by Tommy Sands in Babes of Toyland
Babes in Toyland Tom Piper costume
These festive outfits worn by the fianc├ęs 'Tom Piper' and 'Mary Contrary' in the movie, were designed by Bill Thomas.

Mary Contrary costume worn by Annette Funicello in Babes of Toyland
Babes in Toyland Mary Quite Contrary cape
Also on display alongside the costumes were these original toy models used in the making of the family Disney movie, which were photographed at The Reagan Library in Simi Valley on July 17, 2012.

Original production models from Babes in Toyland
Babes in Toyland miniature blimp model
Babes in Toyland movie model
If you like Christmas themed movies, you should also check out these original costumes, props and masks from The Grinch on display.

Babes in Toyland movie poster
Babes in Toyland movie poster
Buy the movie: Babes in Toyland

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kevin Flynn costume worn by Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy...

In 2010's Tron: Legacy, Jeff Bridges reprised his role as 'Kevin Flynn', who has been living inside the digital domain of The Grid since he disappeared in 1989 leaving behind his son 'Sam'.

Original costume and props from Tron: Legacy on display
Tron Legacy costume prop exhibit
Tron arcade game prop
Flynns Arcade game props Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy movie costume props
Living in the virtual reality world of Tron, Flynn has developed an almost detached zen-like personality after being betrayed by his renegade alter-ego program 'Clu'.
Tron: Legacy movie billboard
Tron Legacy movie billboard
This white costume worn by Jeff Bridges in the Tron sequel, plus set pieces from his hideout and the Flynn's neon sign and arcade game props form the movie were photographed on display at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition at The Reagan Library on July 17, 2012.

Kevin Flynn costume worn by Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy
Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy Kevin Flynn costume
Tron Legacy Kevin Flynn costume
Tron Legacy Kevin Flynn costume
Michael Wilkinson was responsible for Costume Design and Lin MacDonald for Set Design on the Disney sci-fi movie.
Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy Kevin Flynn costume
Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy movie costume
If you like this outfit, be sure to check out more movie costumes and props from Tron: Legacy on display, plus original costumes from 1982's Tron too.

Tron: Legacy movie billboard
Tron Legacy movie billboard

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Costumes, props and motorcycles from Captain America and The Avengers...

Hands up who was surprised with how good 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger was. Being a Marvel Comics (and Chris Evans) fan I was worried that the star-spangled Avenger wouldn't live up to the expectations of his big screen Marvel predecessors like Iron Man and Thor, or that his onscreen debut may be a corny, patriotic mess. Fortunately my fears were proven wrong and I loved every minute of Cap's World War II origin and action romp.

Original motorcycles, costumes and props from 
Captain America and The Avengers movies
Captain America costume motorcycle exhibit
Captain America movie costume Avengers
Captain America costume motorcycle movie display
The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition at The Reagan Library had these original motorcycles used in the movie on July 17, 2012, plus Captain America's shield and modern day uniform from The Avengers on display.

The Avengers movie billboard
Avengers movie billboard Sunset Strip
I don't believe this updated costume designed by Alexandra Byrne was actually worn by Chris Evans in 2012's The Avengers, but the whole thing is instead a prop from Cap's ready room locker set from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

Captain America costume from The Avengers
Captain America movie costume Avengers
Captain America costume Avengers
Avengers Captain America costume
It's still pretty cool though and provides great detail of the patriotic uniform, especially if you plan to make it yourself for Halloween or Cosplay purposes. Obviously it goes without saying, where Captain America entertained, The Avengers simply blew me away and totally exceeded all my expectations.

Steve Rogers 1942 WLA motorcycle 
from Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America Steve Rogers motorcycle display
Captain America Steve Rogers 1942 WLA motorcycle
Captain America Steve Rogers 1942 motorcycle
Meanwhile, 'Steve Rogers' 1942 WLA motorcycle, driven by Chris Evans in the titular hero's solo movie, is a modified Harley-Davidson 'Cross Bones' motorcycle.
The Avengers movie billboard
Avengers movie billboard
The other motorcycle on display is a modified Honda CRF250X Motocross bike complete with Hydra emblem, used by the 'Red Skull's' personal Hydra army against Cap and the Allied Forces.

Hydra motorcycle featured in Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
Captain America Hydra motorcycle
If you're a Marvel fan, you may also want to check out these original motorcycles from Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance on display.

Captain America: The First Avenger movie billboard
Captain America First Avenger billboard
Buy the movies: Marvel's The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Digital Music Download)
Buy the Captain America Halloween costume: The Avengers NEW Captain America Cosplay Costume Set

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tony Stark's F1 race car from Iron Man 2 on display...

Being a life-long Marvel Comics fan, one of the best thing about Disney buying Marvel a few years ago was that I now get to enjoy a taste of comic book goodness whenever I attend exhibitions like the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Reagan Library.

Stark Industries Formula One race car 
driven by Tony Stark in Iron Man 2
Photographed on display with a life-size Iron Man 2 statuette on July 17, 2012, this F1 race car is driven by Robert Downey Jr. in the movie as the playboy billionaire inventor 'Tony Stark'. The Formula One racing action takes place at the Circuit de Monaco in France, where he's attacked by an energy-whip wielding 'Ivan Vanko' (Mickey Rourke).

Iron Man 2 F1 race car



I have to say, my fanboy heart skipped a beat when I saw this Stark race car on display.

If you're a fan, be sure to also check out the Iron Man 2 suit statuette in more detail and stay tuned for more Marvel movie goodies in the days to come.

Iron Man 2 movie poster
Iron Man 2 movie poster
Buy the movie: Iron Man 2 (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Buy the Halloween costume: Iron Man 2 Mark 6 Classic Muscle

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