In 2000, Robert Olszewski released the first figurine "Fireside Thoughts" DC-1 to the public returned him to a favorite subject matter for all of us enjoy, classic children's literature. Story-Time was a collection of personal interpretations of classic stories, fables, and nursery rhymes. This collection was designed and produced so that as many collectors, children, parents and grandparents could enjoy and experience those stories. Particular attention was made by Olszewski to capture the eseence of the characters and the story, along with making the collection affordable.
Olszewski Studios obtained the rights to nine different Disney films (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and Sleeping Beauty) with each being told from beginning to end. The links are provided for each collection that contains images of the pieces as well as other pieces for that collection created by Olszewski for other product lines.
Olszewski Studios released no more than 4 designs per year from any particular story. The figurines were made from a combination of cast bronze, pewter and resin. Each material was used for its best attributes when the pieces were created, whether that was for detail, strength, or cost.
In 2007, The Harmony Ball Company made the announcement that Story-Time ended December 31, 2006. Click here for that announcement. A listing of the limited edition (LE) pieces and the number produced can be found in the Olszewski Studios Era 1994-Today.