Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ornament Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Mickey's Movie Mousterpieces #4 - 2015 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute sculpt for a big anniversary
Cons: All cons magically swept away
The Bottom Line:
Mickey and magic before
It turns dangerous

Mickey Celebrates a Magical Anniversary

I was surprised by this year’s entry in Mickey’s Movie Mousterpieces.  I’m not completely sure why, but I never even thought that they’d include The Sorcerer's Apprentice in the series.  However, when I learned that it was Fantasia’s 75th anniversary this year, I immediately understood why they chose it for this year’s entry in the series.  Not that I was complaining since it is a great ornament.

In keeping with the simple ornaments of the series, the focus is definitely on Mickey.  He’s wearing the reddish robes he’s wearing in the short, and he’s putting on the blue sorcerer’s hat.  None of the other props from the short are involved, but that’s one thing that appeals to me about the series.

Another thing that appeals about this ornament is the smile on Mickey’s face.  He’s looking up at the hat and smiling because of the power he knows he’s about to wield.  Of course, we know it will all be too much for him, but in this moment, he doesn’t know it.  It just perfectly captures that early sense of potential in the short.

You can easily set this Mickey out to display year round.  Between his feet and the back of his robes, he’s very stable.  You’ll also find the 4 in a Christmas tree on the bottom of the ornament, showing that this is the fourth in this ornament series.

But ornaments are meant to be hung.  Mickey has a loop in the front of his hat for this purpose.  Slip a hook through it, and you’ll find that he tips back a little, but this just allows you to see his face better when you hang the ornament.

This really would be a great ornament in any year.  However, since this is such a significant anniversary for Fantasia, it just makes The Sorcerer's Apprentice that much better.

Looking for more Mickey?  You’ll definitely want to check out the rest of Mickey’s Movie Mousterpieces.

Original Price: $12.95

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