Big Al from Country Bear Jamboree Fantasy Disney Pin by Imagineer Terri Hardin
This is a special pin. I co-created it with Imagineer Terri Hardin. She used to work for Disney on projects like Captain EO, Muppet Vision 3D, Dragon's Lair (Disneyland Paris), Star Tours, and others.
HERE IS THE LINK TO HER BIO.
This is Big Al from The Country Bear Jamboree which existed in Disneyland's Bear Country from 1972-1986. The land was renamed Critter Country in 1988 and the Country Bear Vacation Hoedown was there from 1986-2001 when it was removed to make way for the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction. After it closed, the Big Al animatronics was repurposed for the Oogie Boogie animatronic in the new Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay. You can still see the attraction if you visit the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
SIZE: 3" tall and 2" wide
TYPE: Hard Enamel
METAL: Black Plated Nickel
BACKERS: Two Black Rubber
NUMBERING: Each pin has its laser engraved numbered on the back
SPECIALIZATION: Each one has her signature with raised metal
You can see the original sketch she sent me to turn into the pin art.
The two photos of her are from the set of The Country Bears (2002). She was the puppeteer for Big Al in the film.
All orders are shipped out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from California.
*Because these are Fantasy pins, they can't be traded with Cast Members inside any Disney park. They are meant to be collected solely by Disney fans.
I have the option for you to buy one of each of her pins: Oswald, Stitch & Grand Councilwoman, Br'er Rabbit, and Big Al (save $8).
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687 reviews5 out of 5 stars
I love this pin so much I had to buy it twice! Just in case someone else wants one. Terry, do you think you’ll be designing the other Country Bears?
This was a birthday gift for my daughter. She's a Florida girl and my 'adult' Disney Daughter. She is soooo into collecting pins and Big Al was one she was missing. The order arrived much quicker than I imagined so it was an even bigger surprise arriving before her birthday. She was ecstatic. Thank you.
Huge Country Bear Jamboree fan! Incredibly hard to find merchandise these days. THANK YOU!!!
Such a great pin! Love it!
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