Saturday, May 12, 2007

Donald Duck Army Paint Book

From my collection, a great coloring book featuring scenes to color from several Disney war cartoons inclduing The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper and The Army Mascot. This 128-page coloring book was published by Disney licensee Whitman in 1942 and is one of the few examples of a Disney war era item marketed to children that had a military theme.

A second edition of this coloring book was published in 1943, but with a generic non-military cover that pictured Donald Duck and two of his nephews rowing a boat inside a paint can, as Mickey and Pluto looked on. Other than the cover illustration, the two coloring books are exact copies.

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