Original Mickey Film Posters: Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

Original Mickey Film Posters: Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1. Mickey Mouse poster, early 1930s, US.

Lot Closed

November 26, 03:01 PM GMT


26,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot Details


Mickey Mouse poster, early 1930s, US


Unframed 41 x 28 in. (104 x 71 cm)

Framed 41 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (105.4 x 72.4 cm)

Mickey Mouse's eyes have had various styles. Prior to 1933 Mickey had his original 'pie eyes'. These eyes were black and circular with a small triangular shape cut out of the circle, resembling a piece of pie. It is therefore possible for us to date this piece before 1933. In 1930 the distribution of the Walt Disney cartoons moved from Pat Powers' company Celebrity Productions, who had distributed Disney's sound cartoons for just one year, to Columbia Pictures. Distribution moved again in 1932 to United Artists. This very early stock poster was printed for the distributors by Central Show PTG. Co., Mason City, Iowa, USA, and was sold to theatres who were showing Mickey short animations before the main feature film. Central Show PTG. Co. and other similar companies printed film posters for the distributors when there was no studio poster available. To-date only two of these posters are known to have surfaced.

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