Family Film Favourites Immortalised in Posters From Around the World

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As we eagerly await the live-action remakes of its popular classics including Snow White, The Lion King and Pinocchio, Walt Disney has proven its animation and storytelling is as popular today as it was back in 1937, when its first fully animated feature Snow White & the Seven Dwarves arrived on the scene (of which a supremely rare movie poster which can be found in this sale.) Click above to explore Disney’s rich history and discover some of the most unique and sought-after posters available today, as well those of as other classic animations such as The Snowman.

Family Film Favourites Immortalised in Posters From Around the World

  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND/ALICE AU PAYS DES MERVEILLES (1951) POSTER, FRENCH
    Estimate £4,000-6,000
    Alice in Wonderland was released in 1951 by Walt Disney, and is based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. It was the thirteenth animated film that Disney made. Walt Disney had attempted to make the film during the 1930s, and then revived his idea ten years later. The film was originally intended to be a mix between live-action and animation, but in 1946 Disney decided to make it completely animated. The film was not popular when released, and this lead Disney to televise it on the inaugural episode of his series Disneyland. Owing to its huge popularity on television, it was re-released in cinemas around the world in the 70s, and became a colossal success. Boris Grinsson created one of the most beautiful posters for this Disney classic, which is one of the rarest posters on this title, having only surfaced a few times in the last twenty-five years.
  • SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) POSTER, US
    Estimate £10,000-15,000
    Walt Disney's first feature animation and when was released in 1937, it 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. This magical poster features the full cast with the dreamy castle in the background. As this was Walt Disney's first feature film, it's a prized piece for any collector.
  • PINOCCHIO (1940) POSTER, ITALIAN
    Estimate £1,000-1,600
    Walt Disney's second animated feature film was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Pinocchio, the world’s most famous wooden puppet, is originally the creation of the Italian writer and social commentator Carlo Collodi. Entitled The Adventures of Pinocchio, the story was initially serialized in the children’s section of a Roman newspaper and, following its popularity, became a book in 1883.
  • PINOCCHIO (1940) POSTER, SPANISH
    Estimate £3,000-5,000
    When Walt Disney decided to adapt the story to film, Pinocchio had already climbed to widespread fame, but it was as an animated character that the naughty wooden boy truly became embedded in the popular imagination. Exceptionally rare, this poster hardly ever surfaces.
  • BAMBI (1942) POSTER, ITALIAN
    Estimate £1,400-2,600
    Disney's fifth animated feature film Bambi was based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods, by Felix Salten. The film tells the story of a young deer, Bambi, growing up in the forest with his friends Thumper, Flower and Faline. Bambi's father is the Great Prince of the Forest, and protects the woodland creatures from hunters. Sweet Bambi will eventually take over this title and its responsibility. Disney changed the species of deer from a roe deer to a mule deer, as these are more common in America. This beautiful Italian poster is a rare find.
  • SPRINGTIME FOR THOMAS (1946) POSTER, US
    Estimate 2,000-3,000
    This seven minute cartoon would have been shown before the main feature at the cinema. Tom and Jerry cartoons were extremely popular, and in the 40s nearly fifty of these shorts were produced. This animation was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Posters from the Tom and Jerry series are highly collectible, and one from this period do not surface very often.
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955) POSTER, US
    Estimate £700-1,000
    This poster is being sold to raise money for the East Sussex Foster Care Association. All proceeds from the sale of this poster will go to the charity.
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) POSTER, US
    Estimate £500-800
    This Walt Disney animation was based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault. This animation was the first to be filmed using the Super Technirama 70 widescreen process.
  • THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967) POSTER, BRITISH
    Estimate £400-600
    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, was published in 1894. The first screen adaptation was by the Korda Brothers in 1942, followed by Walt Disney's classic 1967 animation musical, with its acclaimed soundtrack, featuring five songs by the Sherman Brothers and one song, 'The Bare Necessities' by Gilkyson. So popular is this storyline that Disney has to date re-made it twice, first in 1994 and also in 2016. This charming artwork was only used for the 1975 re-release of the film.
  • THE SNOWMAN (1982) ORIGINAL STORYBOARD ARTWORK, BRITISH
    Estimate £800-1,200
    This twenty-six minute, silent film, with its memorable song 'Walking in the Air' sung by Aled Jones, was based on the famous book by Raymond Briggs. It tells the story of a young boy who builds a snowman one Christmas Eve. The snowman comes to life and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole where he meets Santa Claus. This story has become a Christmas classic. Original storyboard artwork is very seldom up for sale.
  • TONARI NO TOTORO/MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) POSTER, JAPANESE
    Estimate £600-900
    Hayao Miyazaki, one of the founders of Studio Ghibli, wrote and directed this film. Studio Ghibli, which was founded in 1985, has been responsible for making many magical animations. So popular and loved is Totoro that the studio uses as its mascot/logo. There were a few different posters produced in Japan for the release of this film, and this is the most sought after.
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