A very special centenary celebration | 100 Years of Wonder

Apr 28, 2023

Introducing the new Disney100 collection from Disney Traditions by Jim Shore

As the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve and the clock struck midnight taking us into the early hours of 2023, the celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s centenary kicked off, during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. Dubbed ‘100 Years of Wonder’, Disney100 is the largest cross-company celebration in the 100-year history of The Walt Disney Company, marking 10 decades of movies, magic and memorable moments with our favourite characters, that are sure to last the next 100 years and more! Now, to celebrate the occasion, everyone’s favourite pal has been given a fresh new look that is suitably silver and shiny for the centenary of the Walt Disney World Company…

The new Disney100 collection from Disney Traditions by Jim Shore sees Mickey Mouse presented in ways you’ve never seen before. And while this new look may be a temporary update for the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, as only Jim can, he has still managed to capture the wonderful characteristics of Mickey Mouse and his friends, that are known and loved by many across the generations and over 10 decades of time!

New into the Disney100 collection is the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Statue. Standing at 45.0cm tall on top of a specially decorated base with carvings in shades of black, white and red, Mickey is presented with his iconic gloved hands on the hips of his shorts, with a wide smile and warm expression across his face, as if inviting you to come and join this very special celebration. Hand carved and hand painted, this new Jim Shore Mickey Mouse statue features all the hallmarks you’d expect of the award-winning designer, with rosemaling detail and motifs inspired by American folk art. But, just for the special 100 Years of Wonder celebration, the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Statue features silver detailing throughout the design, making this piece every bit fit for this landmark occasion.

As well as the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Statue, also new into the Disney100 collection is the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Figurine. Standing at 9.0cm tall, Mickey is presented with the same silver short detailing and special chequered silver and black patterning to his ears. Again, with hands on his hip and a broad smile on his face, Mickey is looking off into the distance, as if reminiscing back in wonder, recounting memories of the past 100 years of the Walt Disney Company.

Plus, this presentation of Mickey Mouse is also available as a hanging figurine. So, now you can bring a little piece of the Disney magic back to your own home as you mark the centenary celebration, by either proudly displaying the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Figurine or the Disney100 Mickey Mouse Hanging Ornament for all to see!

But what is Mickey Mouse without Minnie Mouse? Of course, we couldn’t leave her out of these very special celebrations! That’s why we just love Centennial Celebration. Featuring the dynamic duo that is Mickey and Minnie Mouse, they are both suitably suave for the occasion and look ready to party! Minnie Mouse is presented with a lovely silver frill skirt, complete with a white hat and silver flower on top of her head. Mickey has his arms wrapped tightly around his love, with the pair supporting big beaming smiles across their face. The epitome of epic storytelling with lots of happily ever afters, this Centennial Celebration figurine from Disney Traditions by Jim Shore perfectly captures a love that has stood the test of time – 100 years to be precise!

And finally, what would such a landmark occasion like 100 Years of Wonder and the centenary of the Walt Disney Company be, without a suitably sizable piece from Jim Shore? Step forward: the epic All Aboard the Centennial Train. Standing at 26.0cm tall, the centre of the piece is shaped like the silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head, with the words ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’ engraved across it in a lovely cursive style, presented in shades of silver and highlighted with accents of soft pink.

With Mickey’s silhouette forming the centrepiece of the figurine, the rest of the piece features a circular base surrounding the ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’ sign, to create the tracks for a very special celebratory train! Inside the silver train are some of your most favourite Disney characters from across the decades, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse (after all, in Walt’s own words, ‘it all started with a mouse…’) as well as Snow White – the Walt Disney Studio’s first feature-length film princess, and many more. What’s more, the train is electronic via a plug or can also be used with batteries. When the train is powered and placed on the rails, the piece rotates around the main sign, while the ‘100’ on the centrepiece is illuminated with a pink glow on both sides, so you can admire this piece with wonder, whichever way you position it. It really is wondrous and quite a sight to behold!

All of the pieces in this new and super exclusive Disney100 collection from Disney Traditions by Jim Shore have been designed especially for the centenary celebration. There’s limited availability and these pieces will only be available to buy throughout 2023 – when they’ve gone, they’ve gone! So, if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on these extra special celebratory pieces, make sure you register on our website for stock updates, and as soon as they become available, you’ll be the very first to know.

After all, a piece from this wonderful collection is perfect for any fan of the Walt Disney Company and the magic it has brought to people’s lives over the past 100 years, as well as dedicated followers of Jim Shore and his work – this is not a collection to be missed and only available while centenary celebrations last.