Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ornament Review: Pecos Bill - Storybook Classic #2 - 2016 Disney Store Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great ornaments of three lesser done characters
Cons: Pose not from the movie
The Bottom line:
Sue, Bill, and his horse
Lesser characters combined
For fun ornament

Western Folk Hero Comes to Your Tree

I’d kind of forgotten how many of the American folk heroes that Disney used for their package animated films in the 1940’s until I started looking at the offerings for the Storybook Classics series that The Disney Store is releasing right now.  The first of those folk heroes was the September offering – Pecos Bill.

Pecos Bill is a cowboy in Texas, responsible for such things as the Lone Star, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Rio Grande.  You know, minor things like that.  For this ornament, he’s joined by his lady love, Slue-Foot Sue, and his horse, Widowmaker.  Pecos Bill and Sue are facing each other sitting on Widowmaker’s back.  Everyone is smiling and happy.

And why wouldn’t they be?  This completely captures the characters, at least as drawn by Disney animators in the movie Melodytime.  The color and detail is great as well, capturing the old west feel of a larger than life old cowboy.  Okay, so Widowmaker didn’t care for Sue at all, so this doesn’t fit from a story point of view, but it is a fun ornament.

Widowmaker is standing on a platform painted to look like the top of a rock formation, giving him a nice base to support the ornament.  That’s right, you can set this out to display year round is you so desire.  After all, there is really nothing Christmassy about the ornament or the characters.

However, if you want to hang this ornament from your tree, you’ll find Disney has attached a red ribbon for you.  The ornament does tip slightly when you hang it, but not enough to be that noticeable.

While Pecos Bill and his friends may not be Christmas characters, I obviously enjoy having a wide variety of characters on my tree.  That’s why I’m so thrilled to be able to add Pecos Bill to my tree.

And be sure to check out the Storybook Classics ornament and pin series.

Original Price: $19.95

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