Stuffed animal:Casting Central Willa Prototype


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Harrison/Erickson, Inc. produced a line of Central Casting toys in 1984. Central Casting included Ivy with Wuff, Ruby, Reggie, Willa, Weylin with Woolcott, Wolfgang, Orson, and Osborn. The premise behind Central Casting was that of a traveling troupe of pigs, sheep, wolves, and bears that performed from a repertoire of classics like Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Each member belonged to the Storybook Actors Guild (SAG) and the Associated Fairy Tale Repertory Actors (AFTRA)�a witty fictional spin on the Screen Actors Guild��匐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The tag on each performer also came with a clapperboard that shared information about his production, scene, take, designer (Bonnie Erickson), and profile.


  • Title: Stuffed animal:Casting Central Willa Prototype
  • Creator: Applause
  • Date Created: 1984
  • Location: Woodland Hills, CA
  • Type: Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals
  • Medium: felt, plush, plastic
  • Object ID: 117.5274
  • Designer: Bonnie Erickson
  • Credit Line: Gift of Bonnie Erickson and Wayde Harrison in memory of Christopher

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