The Faces Behind the Classic Disney Voices

Like many kids back in the day and even now, we were raised with some of the most iconic kids films (that adults secretly love too!) ever made. Films that transported us to far far away lands where giant castles with monsters existed and even mermaids roamed under the sea with their crustacean buddies having a good old sing song. We are of course talking about Disney!

Even to this day we are still madly in love with these true icons, so much so that it’s inspired us to get our hands on some classic Disney T-Shirts featuring the well-known animated faces.

Now we all know and love the classic characters who made us laugh, made us cry (damn it Simba!) and above all else taught us some ever valuable lessons, but have you ever wondered what they actually look like….in real life??

Well look no further! Yes we’ve been looking into some of our all-time favourite Disney films and the characters we loved the most, searching for the real identity of the voices that spoke to our hearts. Take a look at some of the most amazing people ever…..

Pinocchio – Dick Jones

Named as one of the Disney Legends, Dickie Jones played Pinocchio in 1940 which became one of his best-loved work. He also starred in a number of B-Western films and had his own TV series called Buffalo Bill, Jr later in 1955.

Simba (The Lion King) – Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Starring in one of our all-time favourite movies, Jonathan played the voice of young Simba back in the 1994 classic, he later went on to star as Ben Archer in Man of the House (1994) opposite Chevy Chase. Among his other movies are Tom and Huck (1995) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).

The Beast – Robby Benson

Featuring in Broadway shows, TV series, various films and voice work, Robby also went on to marry American singer, actress and voice artist Karla DeVito too! What a guy!

Winnie The Pooh – Sterling Holloway

One of the true Disney icons! Sterling has played some of the most popular characters ever including of course Winnie the Pooh, Mr. Stork (Dumbo), the adult Flower in Bambi, The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, Kaa in The Jungle Book, Roquefort in The Aristocats, and more! WOWZERSS! He was even known to ring up children’s hospitals and speak to the kids as Winnie the Pooh, can you imagine that!?

Cinderella – Ilene Woods

Jacqueline Ruth “Ilene” Woods was an American voice actress and singer best known for her work as the amazing Cinderella, she also had her own radio show on NBC Blue Network (which later became ABC Radio) known as the Ilene Woods Show. She also sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.

Alice in Wonderland – Kathryn Beaumont

Kathryn Beaumont is an English actress, singer, and school teacher who was born in the big smoke London. She is best known for giving us the voices of both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland AND Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan! Did you know that? 🙂

Sleeping Beauty – Mary Costa

American singer and actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty. The story goes that in 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers! She later went on to perform in 44 operatic roles on stages throughout the world thanks to her amazing singing talent.

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We hope you’ve leant something useful from this adventure, some handy pub quiz trivia perhaps, or maybe you just feel that little bit closer to some of the iconic characters.

If you’re left wanting more Disney in your lives, don’t forget to check out our amazing range of Disney clothing and jewellery inspired by the greats. Take a peep at some of our very faves….

In 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers.

Ladies White and Black Mickey Raw Edge Sleeveless Raglan T-Shirt from Junk Food
Ladies White and Black Mickey Raw Edge Sleeveless Raglan T-Shirt from Junk Food

Black Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle from Disney Couture
Black Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle from Disney Couture

Silver Mickey Mouse Statement Disney Ring from Gogo Philip
Silver Mickey Mouse Disney Ring from Gogo Philip

Men's Deep Blue Fairy Dust T-Shirt from Chunk
Men's Deep Blue Fairy Dust T-Shirt from Chunk

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#DidYouKnow?

As you know – we’re always on a fact hunting mission, if it’s interesting and related to the cool t-shirts we sell – we will most definitely share it with you! Whether it be on the TruffleShuffle Facebook page, or on the TruffleShuffle Twitter page, we always like to share the retro goodness. We thought it was about time we put together our favourites….let us know if you have any interesting facts – we’d love to hear them!

Did you know…

The Beatles earned $90,000 in 35 minutes for their Minneapolis show in August 1965.

They had to stop touring as the music couldn’t be amplified loud enough to play over screaming fans.

Beatles t-shirts

The name “Harry Potter” is mentioned 18,956 times throughout the entire Harry Potter book series.

J.K Rowling originally planned to kill Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix but decided on Sirius Black.

Rupert Grint (Ron) wanted to be an “Ice Cream Man”, he bought an ice cream van with his Potter money.

Harry Potter t-shirts

If police officers in Thailand break the law they are forced to wear pink armbands featuring Hello Kitty!

The whoopee cushion was invented by a 14-yr-old Roman Emperor who was assassinated by the time he was 18.

Jack Daniel’s last spoken words before he died were “One last drink, please.”

Jim Cummings, voice of Winnie The Pooh, calls children in hospital & talks to them in character! (this is one of our favourite facts!)

Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor for “lack of creativity”.

Disney t-shirts

Hugh Hefner started Playboy after resigning from Esquire mag because he was being denied a $5 pay rise.

Playboy was originally going to be called ‘Stag Party’.

Playboy t-shirts

Marvel Universe has created over 9000 superheroes & other characters in the 74 years its been publishing.

In the original stage-play “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy’s companion was not Toto, but a cow named Imogene.

The first couple to ever be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Santa started wearing red after Coca-Cola’s 1920 advertising campaign, he used to wear blue green or yellow.

Coca Cola t-shirts

For more interesting facts, check out our other blog posts…

10 things you didn’t know about Superman and Facts about Baywatch

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Wow! New in: Punky Pins, The Beatles, Labyrinth and Retro Sunglasses

This month we have been very, very busy bees! Have a look at what’s new…

Punky Pins Jewellery
Punky Pins invaded the independent fashion scene with a range of kitsch accessories in 2005. Produced and handmade in-house in their fast paced design studios, Punky Pins offers fresh, fun, cutting edge designs that can’t be found on the high street. Our new collection consists of 11 individual and quirky pieces which have a nostalgic, retro feel. Click HERE to see the full range.

The Beatles
The Fab Four are always a popular choice, and these four new styles are bound to hit the spot with any super-fans! The men’s styles also make a particularly cool fathers day present idea! To see all Beatles product click HERE.

Labyrinth
We couldn’t believe the incredible response to this movie! We always thought it was pretty cool but as it’s such a quirky one, we thought we may be alone in our worship. So, after the resounding success of our current collection we have added these beauties to feed your insatiable appetites for all things Labyrinth! To view the full collection, click HERE.

Sunglasses
And, in eager anticipation of a bit of sunshine, we have added to our sunglasses range. To see them all click HERE.

We also have a load of new products and brands due to launch over the coming weeks. You can looking forward to the Disney Couture Icon and Winnie The Pooh Collections, Glo-Worn, Furby and Guess who tees, Jubilee gifts and clothing, House Of The Gods premium clothing, Harry Potter, Only Fools An Horses and more….
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Sneaky Disney Couture Preview!!

We get hugely excited at TruffleShuffle Towers at the arrival of new jewellery, especially Disney Couture with its beautiful pieces and fabulous attention to detail. The latest collection that we are expecting in the coming weeks is based on Snow White, Cinderella, Tinkerbell and Winnie The Pooh! I have a few pictures to share with you and thought you might like a sneaky peak so you know what to expect and perhaps add to your wishlists!

The range includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles featuring gold plated, silver plated, crystals and silk so there is sure to be something for everyone with prices starting from just £23.00!

Gold Plated Snow White Snow Globe Ring from Disney Couture £42.00
Silver Plated And Crystal Cinderella Carriage Pendant Necklace from Disney Couture £53.00
Silver Plated And Crystal Cinderella Carriage Pendant Bracelet from Disney Couture £68.00
Gold Plated Winnie The Pooh Charm Bangle from Disney Couture £28.00
Silver Plated Tinkerbell Snow Globe Ring from Disney Couture £42.00

The new collection will be available on the site in the next few weeks so make sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook as we will be sure to keep you posted as soon as they are added!

You can view the full Disney Couture collection on the site right now, with prices starting from just £9.50 and some pieces even in our MASSIVE SALE you could grab yourself a pretty bargain!

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Why I can’t help but be enchanted by Disney Couture Jewellery

We have a long love affair with Disney Couture Jewellery here at TruffleShuffle HQ and have seen many collections come (and often speedily) go over the years. Some pieces are so much adored that they have become part of a core collection and are certainly here to stay – we call these the Classics. Then we have all the exciting collaborations with of-the-moment fashion designers, the most recent being the premium Minnie Mawi Collection which not only we loved, but celebs were seen wearing the pieces left, right and centre! Finally, the latest Disney Couture launch, the Icon Collection, brought together all your favourite Disney fairytale characters on a range of intricately designed to the teeniest detail pieces.

The Classics

These best sellers have earned their place in the Classics collection. With ever-lasting  love from our loyal customers, the press and a wealth of celebrity fans, it would be sacrilege to lose these beautiful pieces and so we will endeavour to keep them on the site for as long as we can.

14k Gold Plated Believe Necklace £24

Black Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle £34

Pink Cinderella Have Faith In Your Dreams Bangle £34

Platinum Plated When You Wish Upon A Star Bangle £34

Silver Plated Diamante Princess Necklace £25

Icon Collection

New to 2012, this is the first and largest instalment of the Icon Collection (with whispers of more capsule collections being launched throughout the year). The Disney Couture Icon Collection brings together all those magical moments from the most loved, classic fairytales and characters, combining them with beautiful, innovative, intricate design details in this premium, nostalgic range. With stars such as Snow White, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Bambi and Sleeping Beauty all referenced, these pieces have been lovingly made to be treasured for a lifetime, a real happy ever after! Here is just a glimpse of the range, see more here.

Minnie Mawi

Probably the most premium, luxury collection ever from Disney Couture, the collaboration with London based fashion accessories designer Mawi set the world by storm!  Minnie Mawi offers a beautiful and chic collection in homage to the Disney pin-up herself – Minnie Mouse. Featuring Lanvin-esque ribbon necklaces, bold stud earrings and chunky gold and pearl bracelets, this collection is cute, yet extremely fashionable and en vogue. With celebrity fans such as Kelly Rowland, Jessie J and fashion blogger extraordinaire Bip Ling these collectable items should take pride of place in any Disney fan’s collection. We still have a few pieces left so why not have a look here before they go!

Gold Plated 3D Mickey Mouse Mawi Diamante Ears Drop Earrings £30

Gold Plated and Ivory Pearl Minnie Mawi Chunky Bracelet 49

Gold Plated and Ivory Pearl Minnie Mouse Mawi Ring £31 as SEEN ON Bip Ling

Gold Plated Pave Ears Minnie Mawi Ring £42, as SEEN ON Kelly Rowland

Gold Plated Swarovski Ears Minnie Mawi Locket Necklace £75, as SEEN ON Jessie J

Minnie Mawi Diamante Bow Headband WAS £25, NOW £20

Shhh, don’t tell anyone…

With new collections added every couple of months we are always excited to see what is coming next and which pieces we would like to add to our special collections. We have heard VERY reliable rumours of more Icon pieces with twinkling snow globe themes and Cinderella carriages, and also a special Winnie The Pooh collection. Not a word though…

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