Original Film Posters

Original Film Posters

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), poster, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 01:02 PM GMT


12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Details


Unframed: 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)

Framed: 49 x 35 3/4 in. (124.5 x 90.8 cm)

This magical poster features the full cast with the dreamy castle in the background.

As this was Walt Disney's first feature film, this piece is a prized piece for any collector.

This was Walt Disney's first feature animation and when it was released in 1937 was welcomed as a magical marvel. Disney estimated the cost of making this animation at $250,000, which was already ten times as much as making one of his short animations. However, it ended up costing a staggering 1.5 million dollars, with Disney having to mortgage his home to help finance the film. Luckily it ended up being a gamble worth taking, as the film grossed over 8 million dollars in its international first release, and was one of the most successful films of the decade.

The Thaw Collection (purchased in London, 2008)

The Movie Poster Book, E.P. Dutton, 1979, page 67; Reel Art, Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, Artabras, 1988, page 160; Walt Disney's Classic Movie Posters, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1989; Graven Images, Grove Press, 1992, page 97