Program: Cartoon Characters of Steiff by Deanna and Nick P.
Cleveland Doll Club’s day with our Junior Members
March 18, 2017 was a fun filled day for all the club members, both senior and junior. During the club business meeting, the girls worked on their travel doll journals, then made a craft together. They each received a bag filled with wonderful surprises; Minnie Mouse headband, candy, etc.
After lunch we all settled down for the program and started with a Warner Brothers cartoon. Deanna and Nick P took turns giving us the history, legends, the cartoon and movie characters, the art and the artists, the voices and behind the scenes stories of Steiff, Disney and Warner Brothers. When they spoke of a movie or cartoon, they would stop and show us their framed movie cell or original artwork, dolls, toys and Steiff characters relating to those very things.
Deanna and Nick’s collection of original artwork was beautiful and their presentation was fun, entertaining, filled with interesting facts and brought the older members down memory lane to our own childhoods. Thanks to Deanna and Nick for a terrific program.
Wrapping up the day the raffle items were awarded. And was there ever a huge selection. The girls of ALL ages were so excited. There were many happy faces at the end of the day. Thank you to all those on the CDC Junior Committee and the girl’s sponsors for all their hard work in making it so special.
> Margarete Steiff: (7/24/1847 – 5/9/1909) “For children only the best is good enough” A German seamstress who in 1880 founded Margarete Steiff GmbH, making toy stuffed animals known for their button in the ear identity and covered with luxurious mohair. The company is still currently in business.
> Walt Disney: (12/5/1901 – 12/15/1966) “If you can dream it, you can do it” He was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer, a pioneer of the American animation industry.
> Warner Brothers: (founded 4/4/1923 in Hollywood by brothers Sam, Jack, Harry and Albert) WB is still an American entertainment company, film studio and film distributor. It’s one of the “big six” major American film studios.