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Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy for the Fisher-Price Movie Viewer, 1972.

Basic Fun Fisher Price Classic Movie Viewer

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  • Did you and your friends entertain yourself with the Fisher-Price Movie Viewer? Tell us all about it in our section as we tip our hats to this toy that was well before its time.

    Taking things to the next level, Fisher-Price released a Theater Viewer in 1978, so you could finally watch cartridges with friends, thanks to a backlit screen. They sold respectfully but certainly not at the levels of the original handheld version. Another interesting tidbit about the handheld viewer is that it would find its way into the hands of a number of adults. Up and coming filmmakers learned that it wasn’t very hard to open the cartridges and replace Bambi with their own 8mm movie clips. They could then distribute the devices to promote their films. Even they thought the Fisher Price Movie Viewer was pretty darn cool.

  • I have the larger one that could project onto a wall, though mine might need a brighter bulb (super bright LEDs anyone?) and a new reflecting mirror internally, and I also have the hand held one. There was even a movie viewer from another company featuring clips from the 6 Million Dollar Man and of course its film cartridges didn’t work with the Fisher Price one. Interestingly, there are long and short versions of the Fisher Price film cartridges. This toy is matched in coolness only by the tiny Sneak Previews toy that used a single AA battery and played short film clips at a respectable and consistent frame rate, and the Voltron Japanese anime circular cartridge among the 6 clips I still have for this toy.

    It’s no surprise that a device as magical as this would come from the toy designers at Fisher-Price; they already had plenty of experience when it came to creating innovative optical-based toys for young children. The Movie Viewer, geared for 3-10 year-olds was a simple but nifty device.

    #463 Movie Viewer Theater (1977-1985)
    TOT#: FPT8326
    WFL: 07-AE-10-4-B

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    460 Fisher Price Movie Viewer?
    460A The Black Hole
    462 The Rescuers, Albatross Airlines
    463 Fisher Price Movie Theatre,
    465 FP Movie Viewer (White)
    465 FP Movie Viewer (Yellow)
    467 Donald Duck’s Toy Train
    469 Sylvester & Tweety
    470 The Fox and the Hound
    471 The Pink Panther
    472 Snoopy’s Big Party
    473 A Snoopy Tennis Classic
    474 Mickey Mouse and the Giant
    475 Lonesome Ghosts
    476 Pinocchio- Monstro The Whale (poss’ same label and number as “Pinocchio Comes To Life)
    477 Cinderella- Cinderella and Prince Charming
    478 Dumbo- Dumbo The Flying Elephant
    479 Snow White- Snow White Meets The Seven Dwarfs
    480 Bambi- Bambi and His Friends
    481 Three Little Pigs

Slide, Snoopy, Slide Movie Viewer Cartridge Kenner

I recently purchased a Fisher Price Movie Viewer Theater on Ebay and it takes the regular cartridges that require you to crank it. The movie theater has a light inside but it needs to be brighter. I opened up the back of it and there is another bulb but I don’t know if this is just a replacement bulb plus it did not come with the directions. Does anyone still have those directions as I don’t know exactly how to change the bulb and don’t want to break it..
Thank you.