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Walt Disney Company Original British Quad 30x40 Folded. Fine Plus to Very Fine

Original Walt Disney Productions British Quad Poster (30x40) for the Clyde Geronimi animated fairy tale, SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) starring the voices of Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, and Eleanor Audley. This feature was in active production from 1951 until the end of 1958 and was the last Disney animated feature to have cels inked by hand. The beautiful art direction is inspired by European medieval paintings and architecture, and the elaborate background paintings took between seven and ten days to paint. SLEEPING BEAUTY was perhaps the first animated feature released in 70mm, in large part to present the music in stereo. Though much of the soundtrack in based on the Tchaikovsky ballet, George Bruns received an Academy Award nomination for Best Musical Score for his original songs. This is a scarce poster. Far more U.S. posters have been seen. But this British poster, which features completely different art is rare. This example is in fine plus to very fine condition. Folded, of course, as most British quads from this period are. Colors are vivid and particular care has been taken with the printing.


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