First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!

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Celebrating our 38th year in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
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Bambi - 1942
BAM 1709 This is a hand inked and hand painted 1950s Disney publicity cel from
Disneyland. Cel with print background. $105.00 framed.
BAM 1714 An adolescent Bambi is paired with Thumper in this hand painted
model cel created for Disney display. The characters are trimmed and mounted
together for this set up and it includes a print background from the film.
Only $1350.00 framed.
BAM1743 This dramatic Lobby card is from the original 1942 release of Bambi!
Rare pose with the battling bucks! Art size 8" x 10." $495.00 framed.
BAM 1730 This is a set of two scenes from Bambi and all the forest friends. They were
sold through the Disney / Courvoisier Art Program in 1942. Fine art lithograph on paper.
Art size 10" x 12."  $795.00 framed for both pieces.
Walt Disney acquired the film rights to Felix Salten's novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods, in
April 1937. Disney began work on crafting an animated adaptation immediately, intending it to be the
company's second feature-length animated film and their first to be based on a specific, recent work.
However, the original novel was written for an adult audience, and was considered too "grim" and
"somber" for a regular light-hearted Disney film. The artists also discovered that it would be challenging to
animate deer realistically. These difficulties resulted in Disney putting production on hold while the
studio worked on several other projects.

Finally, on August 17, 1939, production on Bambi began in earnest, though progressed slowly owing
to changes in the studio personnel, location, and methodology of handling animation at the time.
In June 2008, the American Film Institute presented a list of its "10 Top 10"—the best ten films in
each of ten classic American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community.
Bambi placed third in animation.

The soft impressionistic forest backgrounds are one of the many features that make Bambi and artistic
marvel. Sadly, little art from the film has been saved and we are proud to showcase this unusual work from
the classic film.
BAM1703 This is an original hand painted production cel and hand painted
background set up fro "Bambi" 1942. It was released through the Disney/Courvoisier
Art Program. $4595.00 framed.
BAM1704 Bambi and Faline frolic in the forest. This is an original hand painted
production cel and hand painted background set up fro "Bambi" 1942. It was released
through the Disney/Courvoisier Art Program. $3995.00 framed. Q
BAM1722 This lovely image shows Bambi with the bunnies! This is an original hand painted production cel and hand
prepared background that was released through the Disney/Courvoisier Art program. The bunnies have areas of
paint separation and the Bambi is in fine condition. Ask us for details. A great value for $3995.00 framed.
BAM1725 This hand painted publicity cel from the Disney studio captures Bambi and Thumper in one of the most
classic poses from the film! Only $550.00 framed.
BAM1729 This is a set of two original pencil animation drawings  - one on 16 field animation paper and one on a translucent sheet.
These were created by Disney
director and  animator Ollie Johnston in development of a limited edition lithograph set. Both are drawings of the Opossum family,
hanging upside down from a
branch of a tree that Bambi meets during a stroll in the forest. This set also includes two black and white photocopies that were used
as references by Mr. Johnston.
Sold as a set. $1350.00 unframed. Ask us about framing options.
BAM1731 The owl and birds are a lovely set up from Bambi released through the Courvoisier/
Disney art program. This is an original hand painted production cel with a hand painted Courvoisier
background. $2775.00 framed.
BAM1735 Thumper meets Bambi in this lovely publicity cel. This is an original hand painted publicity cel created at the
Studio to publicize the re-release of the feature film. $1475.00 framed.
BAM 1736 This dramatic cel of Bambi as an adult is from the fire sequence. This is an original hand painted
production cel with overlay and print background from "Bambi" 1942. $1350.00 framed.
BAM1737 This layout pastel drawing of Flower by Disney famed director
and animator Marc Davis is detailed and rare. $1650.00 framed.
BAM1738 Disney artist Claire Weeks drew this wonderful layout
of the owl from Bambi. $495.00 framed.
BAM1739 The Owl and owlets are detailed in this model sheet. This is an original ozalid
print model sheet actually used in the making of "Bambi" 1942. $395.00 framed.
BAM1747 This hand painted 1960's publicity cel captures the most iconic scene
from "Bambi." $1795.00 framed.