We believe this poster has never sold in any major auction. This is one of the rarest Japanese posters, and one of only a few that may still exist. This charming Japanese poster for Dumbo is undoubtedly one of the best designs for this classic Disney film.
This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1954 (almost 70 years ago!) for the first release of Dumbo. This poster is in mint condition. 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.
This poster was acquired by Japan Poster Shop, along with many other rarities, from a Japanese supplier near Osaka. The posters were previously carefully stored in a warehouse belonging to an entrepreneur who used to own a cinema until the 1980`s (when it went bankrupt due to the rise in VHS video).
Acquiring this piece is an excellent investment, when investing in Japanese posters, it is always best to invest in the best of the best. This is one of a handful of the finest examples of this poster still in existence
This was the fourth Walt Disney animated feature film and was certainly one that captured the imagination of the public, as it was the most financially successful Disney feature of the 40s. In 2019 the film was remade as a live-action film by Tim Burton.
Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is almost 70 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.