Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Do You Remember Horace Horse Collar?


Disney HORACE HORSE COLLAR Stuffed Baby Toy circa 1940's by GUND
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 .

10 comments:

Louisiana said...

i have missed being here. i mssed you too. i hope to be here regularly again but this is a most read blog.

i hope you and family have been well. i hope you and your loved ones have a great thanksgiving...

much love, xo

Dirty Butter said...

I'm so glad you stopped by!! I had lost touch with you, and that's a shame. I posted on your blog, too. I hope you all have a great day together today!!

Kilroy_60 said...

8-)

Hope it's been a great turkey day. And that a year from now you have even more to be thankful for.

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kilroy. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day, too!

Sheila said...

Boy he sure looks like Goofy. This was a fun and educational post. I took a pop culture class at Bama and we watched those old Steamboat Willy cartoons. It's interesting to see the evolution into what I think could be the world's most popular and lasting character.

Dirty Butter said...

Now a Pop Culture class sounds like it would be very interesting, Shelia!!

Do you know who Horace's girl friend was? I actually remember her!! She's pretty easy to find if you do a search for him.

Sheila said...

That would be Clarabelle the Cow, but I had to look it up. DB, this is a fun business you have gotten yourself into.

Dirty Butter said...

Give that lady a silver dollar! You're right, Shelia!! And oddly enough, I do remember Clarabelle.

Kilroy_60 said...

How about an out click from Blog Village to start your month...

8-)

I did it!

Look forward to see you at Villagers go...GONZO!

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks, Kilroy. Now, let me see what I want to enter, before I get busy and forget about it.