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Happy Meal Toys We'll Never Forget

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1995: Simba from ‘The Lion King’

Simba, which is Swahili for lion, is the King of the Pride Lands in Disney’s Lion King franchise. The Lion King Happy Meal reappeared this year in connection with the live action remake of the 1995 movie.

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1995: Snow White from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was originally released by Disney in 1938. It was rereleased as part of the Masterpiece Collection in 1994, and the Snow White Happy Meal came the following year.

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1995: Tigger from ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’

Tigger is a beloved character originally introduced in “The House at Pooh Corner,” the sequel to “Winnie the Pooh” by A. A. Milne. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” is a collection of animated shorts from Disney.

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1996: Muppet Treasure Island

The Muppet Treasure Island Happy Meal toys were based on characters from the movie of the same name. There was Kermit as Captain Smollett in a pirate ship; Miss Piggy as Benjamina Gunn in a lounge chair; Fozzie Bear as Squire Trelawney in a barrel; and Gonzo in a boat with a paddle wheel.

1997: Teenie Beanie Babies

Teenie Beanie Babies are miniature Beanie Babies that were first offered in McDonald’s promotions in 1997. Several sets have appeared since then.

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