Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks. Bill Hendrick’s civilian job was Director of Public Relations at Warner Brothers Studios. He was friends with many celebrities who he asked to help support the newly created Marine Toys for Tots Program. As a personal friend and as a favor to Bill, Walt Disney designed the first Toys for Tots poster which included a miniature three-car train that was subsequently adopted as the Toys for Tots logo.
Walt Disney designed the first national Toys for Tots poster which included the now famous Toys for Tots Train Logo. These Christmas posters have become a recognized part of the annual program, and through the years have featured such notable characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".