NOTES: It's A Small World Tahiti Maera Welcome. Includes resin Coconut Tree backdrop/accessory. The doll-like children are composed of porcelain and the accessory items are composed of resin. Both the child sculpture and the accessory will be packed together in one gift box. For the introductions of the Disney's "it's a small world" after all sculptures, all new packaging has been designed featuring artwork reminiscent of the original attraction and new Certificates of Authenticity. 300 sculptures available with Convention Backstamp at the 2003 Walt Disney Art Classics Convention (May 15-18, 2003). Open Edition releases available at Walt Disney World Resorts, Disney Cruise Lines & Disney Theme Parks worldwide May, 2003. Sculpture bears "Disney's it's a small world after all" logo. Production mark is a blue decal vs. being incised due to base being too small for an imprinted mark. WDAC will continue to use both types of production marks depending on the requirements of each piece. Open Edition releases available through authorized Gold Circle dealers August, 2003..
It's A Small World Tahiti Maera Welcome
by WDCC Disney Classics
Only Limited Edition Art & Figurines come with a certificate of authenticity.
WDCC Disney Classics bio
WALT DISNEY CLASSICS FIGURINES - The Classics Collection started in 1992 with three scenes, Bambi, Cinderella, and Fantasia's Sorcerer Apprentice. Many other series have since been introduced. Some figurines are limited, and some have been retired. Some of these figurines have risen high on the secondary market.
The figurines are made of porcelain, and the process is similar to that use to make Hummel figurines. Individual pieces are molded, put together, and fired in an oven. Then they are painted and fired again.
Each figurine is marked on the bottom, signifying the year it was produced. The marks represent significant milestones in Disney history. The figurines with the first year mark are usually the most desirable.