Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Do You Remember Horace Horse Collar?
We found this vintage Disney character doll at an Estate Sale some time ago. It was made by GUND when their trademark logo was a lower case cursive "g" with rabbit ears.
Horace was Mickey Mouse's sidekick in the cartoon series from 1929 to about 1940, before I was even born. Do you know who Horace's girlfriend was way back then?
I found it interesting, when I did my research on him, to find that in the same cartoon he would at times be on all four legs, behaving as a horse, and then in the next scene be on his hind legs, all dressed up like a cowboy, with hands instead of his front hooves.
He did not last as a Disney character in the Mickey mouse cartoons, but was edged out as Goofy became more important as a side kick.
You can see more pictures of Horace, or perhaps buy him, here .