Disney Channel Satellite Mickey Mouse Prop.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Disneyana Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Disney Channel Satellite Mickey Mouse Prop.
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(Disney, 1983) This is the original Mickey Mouse satellite head prop created for The Disney Channel. When the Disney Channel first launched, television did not run on a 24-hour cycle. The Disney Channel had a "sign on" and "sign off" clip which began and ended its broadcasting every day for its first three years of operation. This prop was created for the sign off sequence, which featured this Mickey satellite flying down to earth as an announcer bid everyone goodnight. The prop has been restored using its original parts. The head has been mounted on a stand with a light-up base which is currently does not light. Measuring approximately 20" tall, the prop is in fair condition with heavy surface wear, including chipping and scratching to the paint. A few small parts are broken or missing due to age and use. This is a wonderful reminder of a bygone era of television and the early years of The Disney Channel.