Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Projector

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2015-06-26 10:40:24

The Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Projector is a vintage toy film projector produced by Mattel during the 1950s.

 

Background

The projector was part of a range of Mickey Mouse Club-themed products produced during the 1950s. The Mickey Mouse Club was a children’s variety television show featuring a combination of cartoons, serials, music and talent spots which initially ran on the station ABC from 1955 until 1959.

The program was shown ever weekday for an hour, with each day having a different regular theme. The show has been reinvented and produced many times since 1955, and was last broadcast during the 1990s.

The Mattel Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Projector

The Projector allows children to watch projected Disney cartoons and newsreel films on a small stand-up projection screen, accompanied by the sounds played on a set of 78rmp vinyl records. The set included 10 film reels and 5 double-sided records, with the following films on them:

  • Touchdown Mickey
  • Dance of the Leopard Boys
  • Waterbirds
  • Bear Country
  • The Hippo Who Goofed
  • Teen-Age Toreadors
  • At The Waterhole
  • The Buffalo Battle
  • Frogville, U.S.A.
  • On Silent Wings

How much is a Mickey Mouse Club Newsreel Projector worth?

The 1950s projector sets are popular with collectors of Disney memorabilia, and complete sets in good working order and their original boxes can sell for up to $50 on auction sites such as eBay.

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