Hagen Renaker Disney


Hagen Renaker made the first pieces for Disneyland when it opened in 1955. They continued to make pieces until 1960 and they also made a large Fantasia set in 1982. Walt Disney said that Hagen Renaker made the finest 3 dimensional figurines he had ever seen.

Many of these Disney pieces were re-issued later in different colors or with less hand painting. These re-issued pieces aren't Disney pieces. However, Hagen Renaker used cost cutting measures, even on the Disney line, so you do find Disney pieces with less hand painting than normal. I call these pieces dot eyed versions and they are legitimate Disney pieces. I've tried to include as many of them as possible so you can tell exactly which pieces are Disney. I will include a couple of lists at the bottom of the page to let you know which pieces to watch for.

It is likely that Disney pieces were produced for a longer period than we know. These dot eyed versions may have been produced for Disney a few years after the Disney licensing agreement expired. I have a colorful Hagen Renaker card thats says Disneyland instead of Disney. The owner wrote on the back that she bought this at Disneyland in 1965. The card had a dot eyed Mickey Mouse attached. Possibly, these dot eyed pieces could have been produced for the 1964/65 New York World's Fair and also Disneyland. I would love to hear from anyone who might have a little more information on this.





Hagen Renaker Disney Large Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Set

Snow White is nearly 6 inches tall, with pink bow & large collar
All 7 Dwarves were designed by Nell Bortells
Snow White was designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Large Snow White & Dwarfs In Unique Colors

Snow White has her eyes open, red bow, vibrant colors and no collar in this unique variation
I'd love to have any other odd colored dwarfs





Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Sets

Snow White is only 2 1/4 inches tall in this set
The colorful dot eyed set on the right is rare
The set on the yellow Disneyland cards is extremely rare
I've only seen a few of these yellow cards over the years
I think they were sold after the HR / Disney agreement had expired
Almost certainly sold at Disneyland in the mid 60's, and possibly the NY World's Fair
Designed by Martha Armstrong




Hagen Renaker Disney Peter Pan Set

The lavender Wendy has a hand painted belt, and was probably issued at the same time as the dot eyed Peter
They are probably normally issued pieces, that were made in the 60's
Designed by Don Winton

WARNING : The kneeling Mermaid was re-isssued with a lobster on a base
Dishonest People are removing the Mermaid and selling her as a Disney piece
A very good copy of the kneeling Tinkerbell was made in Japan




Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Mickey Mouse & Friends Set

The 1st version Goofy is pictured with brown or black shoes
One dot eyed Goofy has unpainted shoes
The Mickey with gold shoes is a test color
Chip and Dale are different colors
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Lady & The Tramp Set

The dot eyed Trusty, Tramp and Lady could easily be mistaken for the non-Disney versions
All of these are genuine Disney pieces, even the dot eyed versions
Many non-Disney colors and versions of these pieces were produced
The non-Disney pieces are all pictured with their breeds in mini dogs or cats
If your piece doesn't match these pictures exactly, it probably isn't a genuine Disney piece
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Lady Bank

This bank 5 1/2 inches tall
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Shaggy Dog

2 Color Variations Pictured
This is the dog issued in 1959 for the Disney Shaggy Dog Movie
The books suggest another color but this dog is the genuine Disney piece
A similar San Dimas color was produced but it doesn't have the pink under his chin
The San Dimas era " Mops " also has caramel highlights instead of grey shading
The lighter variation has the original Disney sticker affixed
I have several non-Disney colors of " Mops " pictured on the DW dog pages
Designed by Tom Masterson




Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Cinderella Set

Normal Jaq and Gus, plus dot eyed version which has much less hand painting
Hagen Renaker mispelled Jaq as Jac on their sales sheets
Designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund




Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Dumbo Set

2 of the Timothy Mouse were never painted
They were cast with different colored slip
I think the grey slip version was an error
The dot eyed version of Timothy and Dumbo are hard to find
The dot eyed Dumbo doesn't have the hole in his trunk
Designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund




Hagen Renaker Disney Large Dumbo

Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Dumbo Bank

6 inches tall
Disney Dumbo Bank and a rare Non-Disney version
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Rare Disney Dumbo Cookie Jar

Never Issued
Most HR Disney Cookie Jars are fakes
This one is suspect or at least painted outside the factory
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Large Flower & Bambi

Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Mini Bambi Set

Two of the Flower skunks are dot eyed versions
One doesn't have the dark stripe down the center of his tail
The dot eyed Flower has less pink and doesn't have the hole in his paw to hold flowers
Faline is pictured in a blue eyed and a dark eyed version
Several color variations of Bambi are pictured
This dot eyed version of Thumper could easily be mistaken for the non-Disney piece
Designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund




Hagen Renaker Disney Thumper Bank

Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney 1950's Fantasia Set

This is the only color of Pegasus produced for this set
Most of the books list another color, but I'm sure that is an error
One Pegasus and a pair of the Unicorns pictured never had their gold applied
Designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund





Hagen Renaker Disney Fantasia Set From November 1982

Released in conjunction with the re-release of Fantasia
312 total pieces made for Disneyland and 312 in total for Disney World
Not 312 of each piece, but 312 combined
This set includes three colors of Hop Low the Mushroom, two different brooms, and two variations of Bacchus
These variations may be because a second small run could have been released
In one style, Bacchus is spilling wine over his shoulder, In the other he is spilling the wine on his head
One broom has painted white gloves and the other doesn't, which could simply be an error
Designed by Disney's Russell Schroeder
Sculpted by Disney's Perry Ross




Hagen Renaker Disney Alice In Wonderland Set

The dot eyed version of Alice is hard to find
Designed by Nell Bortells




Hagen Renaker Disney Sleeping Beauty Set

The blue Prince Phillip, orange Flora, dark green Fauna and light blue Merryweather are unusual
They could be test colors or the dot eyed version
The light cardinal and dark owl are color variations
The squirrel is shown in the normal and dot eyed versions
The aurasperse red bird in the bluebird mold was a factory error
They realized their error so they never painted his eyes or beak
King Hubert is pictured in 2 slightly different molds
Designed by Martha Armstrong




Hagen Renaker Disney Jiminy Cricket & Figaro Set

Designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund




Hagen Renaker Disney Figaro Bank

Disney Figaro bank, a test piece for an airbrush mask, and the 1967 version.
The Disney Figaro bank accepts money through his mouth.
The San Dimas Figaro has a coin slot in back of his head, and was made the fall of 1967 only.
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Rare Disney Figaro Cookie Jar

Never Issued
Most HR Disney Cookie Jars are fakes
This one is suspect or at least painted outside the factory
Designed by Don Winton




Hagen Renaker Disney Practical Pig Bank

Disney Bank, 1967 Version and 3 Test Colors
The 1967 Brown Practical Pig Bank was produced after the Disney licensing agreement expired
Designed by Don Winton


Authentic Hagen Renaker Disney Practical Pig Cookie Jar

Never Issued
This is a genuine HR made Disney Practical Pig Cookie Jar
I have seen 8 or 9 of these jars. Only 2 were genuine
The rest were suspect or outright copies, so please use care
This is a very expensive jar and nearly all are fakes
The other genuine jar, I've seen, was painted light blue and yellow, like the Practical Pig Bank.
Designed by Don Winton





Hagen Renaker Rare Disney Chamber Pots

Both sides pictured
The pink pot with red outfits is probably the normal color
The other pink one is probably a test color
From 1960, Never available to the general public
Given away by Walt Disney as gifts when friends or employees had a baby
The babies name is supposed to be on the ribbon
Only about 25 of each color were produced by Hagen Renaker
Metlox Pottery produced a slightly different version




Very Rare Hagen Renaker Disney Scrooge McDuck Bank Test Piece

Never Issued
Perhaps only 2 or 3 pieces were ever produced
One bisque example is in the factory archives
This one was purchased from a factory employee
Designed by Don Winton




Very Rare Hagen Renaker Disney Casey Jr. Test Piece

Never Issued
Perhaps only a handful of pieces were ever produced

The normal color is an airbrushed pink and blue
I've seen 4 pink and blue examples of this jar.
These other jars were not painted by Hagen Renaker
This is a genuine Hagen Renaker produced piece
It was purchased from a factory employee
Designed by Don Winton



Disney Pieces and Color Variations not pictured

Mickey Mouse in a dot eyed version
Donald Duck in a dot eyed version with a white bowtie
The Dumbo Bank comes in the non-Disney coloration, probably dark gray
A mini Broom test piece from the 1950's Fantasia Set



Disney Designs that were re-issued as non-Disney pieces

The complete Lady & The Tramp Series
Kneeling Mermaid from Peter Pan
Michael's Teddy Bear from Peter Pan
Chip & Dale from Mickey and Friends
Thumper from Bambi
Sleeping Beauty Rabbit
Sleeping Beauty Owl
Sleeping Beauty Bluebird
Sleeping Beauty Cardinal
Shaggy Dog
Figaro Bank
Practical Pig Bank
Dumbo Bank
Also, nearly all HR Cookie Jars on the market were not painted by Hagen Renaker



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