Just a little post script to yesterdays post “Donald duck and friends go to war” in which I discussed the use of cartoon characters and Walt Disney’s connection to nose art.

Having a little trawl through google I happened upon this little beauty. Okay so its modern rather than vintage and it’s clearly a marketing tool but it is also a very cute example of nose art.

The Alaskan airlines Boeing 737 is bright blue and sports the recognisable character Tinkerbell from Disney’s Peter Pan on the fuselage, golden Mickey Mouse ears on the tail and the slogan “Follow me to Disneyland”. Named ‘Magic of Disneyland’ it was unveiled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s original theme park. Tinkerbell was obviously chosen as the face of the airlines partnership with the world-famous theme park as she has been the official hostess of Disneyland since the 1950’s. Tink trails fairy dust and sparkles behind her as a flying invitation to visit “The happiest place on earth”