Today, I am presenting the three Disney ones in my collection: two variations of Donald and a Pinocchio. These figures are around 14" tall, unmarked and presumably unlicensed. They are believed to have come from the late '30s, and in Pinocchio's case, the early '40s. As you can probably gather from the images, most of these figures were made as cheaply as possible. Although poorly cast and painted in a slapdash manner, they have held up well over the years. There is glitter on the bowties of Pinocchio and the green-shirted Donald, but they didn't bother to paint Pinocchio's back!
In addition to other a few other popular characters of the time such as Popeye, several other chalkware Disney characters are known to exist. The other most common ones are probably from the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. If anyone out there has any more photos or information on these, I would love to see!