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5096, Squirrel

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Martha Armstrong Hand

Production Dates: S1959-S1960

Mold Book Name: Squirrel

Notes: This mold appears on the Miniatures order form as A-066 in F1965 and S1966. I have not been able to locate any examples or photographs of the Non-Disney Miniature version; if it was actually produced it is extremely rare.

A Dot-eyed Disney squirrel is also pictured here. Some Disney pieces have less detail than usual, especially in the eyes (so they are often called “dot-eyed versions.”) Dot-eyed Disney pieces are nevertheless easy to distinguish from regular runs because of the general style and colors used.

There are theories that dot-eyed Disneys may have been made toward the end of the run as a cost-cutting measure, or possibly released several years later than the order forms indicate. 1961 and 1965 are sometimes put forward as possible release dates.

Category: DISNEY
Sub-Category: Sleeping Beauty