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A Fun Look at the Haunted Mansion-Inspired Disney Parks Merchandise

21 August 2012 No Comment

Our friends at the Disney Parks Blog had an up close and personal look at the new Haunted Mansion inspired Halloween merchandise set to debut at the Disney Parks this month.

Speaking with Cody Reynolds, Senior Character Artist with Disney Design Group, he explained that collaboration was a key ingredient in creating this year’s designs.

“This year’s art program has been in development for about 18 months,” said Cody. “Disney Theme Park Merchandise partnered with Walt Disney Imagineering, Entertainment and the Food and Beverage division in order to create one cohesive visual story for Halloween that will be used in several ways at Disney Parks.”

“We worked through concepts that had characters wearing a variety of costumes,” continued Cody. “We dressed them as pirates, princesses, clowns and more. We finally settled on their theme park attire with a fun Halloween twist, like Minnie’s classic polka dot dress done in black and orange.”

See the Disney Parks Blog for more of the interview, and more photos of the new merchandise, including my favorite, the “Countdown to Halloween” figurine.

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