Disneyland Mickey Mouse Club Circus / 1955 - 1956
This just in from Todd James Pierce:
[I've seen home movies of the 1955/6 Disneyland Circus before. (I have some, but they aren't particularly great.) But I've never seen the Disney characters in the circus in a home movie.
This looks like a combination of a few things:
The Mickey/Minnie look like the ice show costumes again. Or at least they have the same zigzag cutouts on the mouth.Some--maybe all--of the other characters may have been from the ice show as well.It doesn't look like these dwarfs are from the Carthay Circle premiere in 1938.
Now the interesting part: About five years ago, I was talking to someone who swore she remembered character costumes being made at the studio for Disneyland during the summer of 1955. I filed that away in the "probably mis-remembered" category. But maybe she was right. Maybe there were some costumes made up at the studio that year???]
The same person who posted that clip on YouTube, also posted a rare video of C.V. Wood. See below:
Rare Clip of C.V. Wood / Disneyland General Manager