Thursday, June 19, 2008

Black Hole Golden Book

As I've stated before The Black Hole cracks me up. Don't get me wrong, it's a good film and all but it's just such an un-Disney movie from a time when Disney films were very formulaic. Thirty years later the merchandising still makes me smile. Case in point, this Little Golden Book from 1979. First, you've got the title: The Black Hole: A Spaceship Adventure for Robots. That sounds like the literal title translation from an overseas market. Second, you've got a Little Golden Book, famous for cute stories like The Poky Little Puppy and The Saggy Baggy Elephant and this one is about murderous robots about to be sucked into the dark abyss of cold, empty space.


Poor Black Hole, it doesn't even get the fond recognition that other not-so-classic Disney films get, like Pete's Dragon, Bedknobs & Broomsticks and The Aristocats have achieved.


Anywho, here's some of the slightly bizarre uncredited illustrations...




I don't care how big of a Disney fan you are, ya gotta admit V.I.N.C.E.N.T. has always been a poor man's R2-D2.

4 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Strange movie.

Strange book.

And yes, VINCENT was a poor man's R2-D2.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Ah, more Golden Book goodness! I just cannot get enough of these books, especially the ones tied to Disney. Funny thing is, I didn't even realize that there was one for the Black Hole, I feel a search coming on.

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Jamie said...

This would look great on our Disney World Hotels!