Linen-backed and conservation framed in a John Jones UV plexiglass box frame. Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds and minor natural ageing.
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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.