As part of Disney’s Limited Time Magic promotion, guests were treated to many infrequently-seen characters as part of the Long Lost Friends event at the Magic Kingdom. The Long Lost Friends runs from January 21, 2013 to January 27, 2013.
The characters appear in the Town Square section of Main Street USA from 9am – 4pm.
Characters scheduled to appear include:
Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar who appeared together with Mickey Mouse in cartoons mostly between 1930 – 1932, but also as late as 1942. Horace was one of Mickey’s best friends, whereas Clarabelle was one of Minnie’s best friends. Clarabelle was Horace’s girlfriend. Note that while Clarabelle and Horace aren’t especially well known, they often appear in the Frontierland Hoedown.
Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Prince John are characters from the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood telling the classic tale of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. In the film, Brian Bedford, an English actor, voiced Robin Hood.
The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. The story of the pigs has been retold many times, but may be most famous for the 1933 version which appeared as a Silly Symphony cartoon.
Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake. Scrooge McDuck was created in 1947 and was named after Ebenezer Scrooge from the novel called A Christmas Story. Ludwig Von Drake was introduced in 1961 as the uncle of Donald Duck. He was a scientist, psychologist, traveler, and lecturer.
Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Jiminy Cricket. These characters are from the full length Disney animated classic from 1940 that was release after the successful debut of Snow White.
Long Lost Friends sign announced the special guests.