First Animation Art
First Quality Art from the Animated Film!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Phone 319-862-1169
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Our one of a kind art sells quickly and although we do our best to keep our website up to date, all art is subject to previous sale.
Bambi - 1942
BAM 1609 This is a hand inked and hand painted 1950s Disney publicity cel from
Disneyland. Cel with print background. $105.00 framed.
BAM 1614 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.
BAM1643 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 1630 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.
BAM1665 Bambi as an adult leaps through the forest in this fine original production cel.
This is an original hand painted production cel from "Bambi" 1942 with a print background.
$1450.00 framed.
BAM1671 Bambi Flower and Thumper are together in this fine studio lobby card.
This studio print lobby card is hand signed by three of the Disney famous directors
who worked on the film. Frank Thomas, Marc Davis and Ollie Johnston signed this
card. 8" x 10" A great piece to commemorate this famous film. $495.00 framed.
BAM1603 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.
BAM1604 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
BAM1622 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.
BAM1625 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.
BAM1629 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.