It’s great to have such eagle eyed Disney fans as the guys over at WDW News Today as they seem to have uncovered a gem of a find in relation to the new Fantasyland Expansion in the Magic Kingdom. Take a look at the photo below to see what we mean.
According to their research they think the concept are shown above could be the following:
“Starting on the left, you’ll see what we think is “Lambert the Sheepish Lion” standing on a pile of other lions. The photo to the right of that has the seal from “Mickey and the Seal” blowing horns next to buckets of fish. The next photo features the penguins from Mary Poppins forming a pyramid and twirling plates. The next picture has what looks like the Big Bad Wolf blowing up Mickey balloons (Get it? He huffs, and he puffs, and he blows up balloons!). The final photo is hard to make out, but it’s like Bongo the Bear from “Fun and Fancy Free” on a unicycle. There’s another photo towards the top of the image that shows either Mickey Mouse or Oswald the Lucky Rabbit practicing the death-defying feat of sticking a limb in the mouth of a lion, but it’s too small and we can’t see enough of it to be sure.”
Could these be concepts of something new coming to the Storybook Circus or could they be something that hit the drawing board a long time ago never to resurface? Whatever the outcome, it is nice to see the Imagineers delving into the classic short cartoons for inspiration. It makes a nice change from using the classic movies all the time and going back to the days that Walt was thoroughly involved in everything that went on in the studios. We will wait and see the outcome, may be more will be unveiled at this year’s D23 Expo.