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(1942) – 1982 Re-Release


Front of House Lobby Card – 10″ x 8″ (25.5 x 20 cm)

Country of Origin

UK / British


Near Mint minus – Flat/Unfolded


David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong


Bobette Audrey, Donnie Dunagan, Hardie Albright, Peter Behn, Sam Edwards, Stan Alexander, Thelma Boardman, Tim Davis

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“Love Comes To The Forest Folk . . . and to you, in one of the world’s greatest love stories !”

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Original British front of house full colour lobby card produced by Walt Disney for their 1982 cinematic re-release of “Bambi” which features the young playful fawn Bambi and his friend Thumper. Originally made during the middle of WW2 and following Snow White, Pinocchio and Dumbo this cartoon must have provided some relief to world weary families. Although initially disappointing box office returns the film went on to become one of the true classics of Disney studios. The film is a coming of age story about a fawn living in the forest and was the first of Disney’s cartoons to feature an all animal cast. Originally flat and unfolded (as issued) this unrestored example presents superbly with amazing vibrant colours and represents a fine example of rare and collectable original movie memorabilia for a much loved Walt Disney classic.

Trivia: Bambi (1942) was Walt Disney‘s personal favourite of all his animated features.

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Film Description

Bambi Movie Poster

“It’s spring, and all the animals of the forest are excited by the forest’s latest birth, a buck fawn his mother has named Bambi. The animals are more excited than usual as Bambi’s lineage means he will inherit the title of prince of the forest. Along with his mother, Bambi navigates through life with the help of his similarly aged friends, Thumper, a rabbit kit who needs to be continually reminded by his mother of all the lessons his father has taught him about how to live as a rabbit properly, and Flower, a skunk kit who likes his name. As different animals, they have their own issues and challenges which may not translate to the others. Being similarly aged, Bambi, Thumper and Flower may have to experience the uncharted phases of their lives without the knowledge or wisdom unless gleaned from those who have gone through them before. Bambi has to learn early that the lives of deer and of many of the other forest animals are not without their inherent dangers, for deer especially in the beautiful albeit exposed meadow. Bambi will also find that his ascension to prince of the forest is not a guarantee as other buck deer and situations may threaten that ascension.”

Inspired by the story by Felix Salten, Walt Disney and his compatriots concocted this vivid, striking animated tale of life in the forest. A ‘prince‘, or fawn named Bambi, has just been born, and the film mirrors the chapters to its life much the same way that seasons naturally occur in the wilderness.

Everything here works tremendously – while the filmmakers are careful to introduce dark story elements into the story, they’re woven in with ease, and everything feels organic. Clearly, much thought went into the preparation of each and every scene, and one does get that sense that Disney & company tried to be sticklers for realism, and have things happen as they actually would in nature.

The non-stop array of endearing animated characters contains an irresistible trio: the wide eyed fawn Bambi, his aggressive rabbit friend Thumper, and the non-threatening skunk Flower, who merely wants to often stop and smell the flora. But it’s not just the main characters who leave an impact, as there are plenty of minor diverting characters along the way.

It’s interesting how the element of man is introduced into this meaty story. You never do see guys in action shots brandishing their weapons; you mostly just hear the gunshots, which are threatening entirely of themselves. It gets to the point that a terrified bird would rather face death and hear a gunshot then live through that horrible silence between gunshots.

One could argue for the presentation being somewhat syrupy, but it’s still certain to provoke the expected family audience reaction: you really do care about these characters, and the operatic singing really drives home that sense of love and devotion common to the critters of the forest.



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Most Popular Poster Types

US Posters

11 x 14″ printed on heavy stock paper. Used as display in theatre lobbies. Originally made in sets of eight. Some sets have a title card, which contains credits and artwork, essentially a mini-poster. The remaining seven cards are coloured photographic credits and poster artwork showing different scenes from the movie.

14 x 22″ printed on heavy stock paper with the top 4-6 inches usually left blank for the local cinema owner to fill in the cinema and the date it was due to play. Largely discontinued during the 1970’s.

22 x 28″ printed on heavy stock paper. The image displayed is normally a smaller version of the main poster, although some do have different artworks and sometimes come in two versions.

14 x 36″ printed on heavy stock paper. Inserts usually have the same artwork as a one sheet. Popular with collectors since they are smaller and easier to frame. Normally come tri folded or rolled.

40 x 60″ printed on heavy stock paper. Rare since they were primarily used for major motion pictures only. Designed to be used outside the theatre, on an easel, normally at a drive-in movie theatre.

27 x 41″ printed on paper. This is the most common size of poster, intended to be displayed in a glass “marquee” case. It is the most sought after size by collectors. Since the 1980’s most posters are sent to the theatre rolled and maybe slightly smaller measuring 27″ by 40″ and with the advent of backlit light boxes a growing number of modern movie posters are available double-sided and the more traditional single-sided.

41 x 81″ printed on paper. These were printed on two or three separate sheets designed to overlap, few survive. Used for larger advertising spaces, normally posted on walls, perfect for huge movie theatres the drive-in, where people could see them from a distance. From the 1970’s on, three-sheets were sometimes printed in one piece and issued as “international” versions to be used abroad.


30 x 40″ Most common poster size used in the UK. British Quads are horizontal and may have different artwork to the US one sheet. Like a US one sheet they normally come in two versions. Like a US one sheet they are usually supplied single-sided or more commonly now as a double sided poster.

27 X 40″, printed on paper. Very rarely used size.


13 x 28″ six inches shorter than the US insert, very nice size to frame. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.

18 x 26″ Glossy, high quality, used as lobby cards in Italy. Size may vary, either vertical or horizontal format. There are also double Photobusta or mini Photobusta.

(DUE): 39 x 55″ This is the standard poster size used in Italy. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.

(QUATTRO) 55 x 79″ Very large Italian poster printed in two pieces, often contains very beautiful artwork.

FRENCH Posters

47 x 63″ (GRANDE) or 24 x 33″ (PETITE) French movie posters normally come with different artwork to either the US or the UK. Like the Italian’s some of the artwork is extrememly beautiful.