This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1957 for the first re-release of Bambi. It is the first time we have seen this poster in Japan and believe that it has not sold in any of the major western auctions. This poster was purchased along with a wider collection including many Disney and Hammer Horror posters from the 1950`s (we know Hammer and Disney makes for an interesting combination!)
Though production on Bambi started in 1936, Walt Disney's relentless pursuit of perfection pushed the film's release in America back to 1942. As a result, it was Disney's final animated feature film before the outbreak of World War II, as wartime cutbacks forced the studio to cease feature length production. 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. (Source HA)
This poster has been conservation linen-backed and is in a mint condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
We sent this poster from Tokyo all the way to California to our linen-backers and they have done an best-in-class job. It is conservation linen-backed it to ensure it will survive for future generations.
It is 63 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.