Bambi, 1942

A great collection of original production animation cels, original production animation drawings, and model sheets for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

Bambi At Infant Age Model Sheet
Bambi At Infant Age Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi At Infant Age from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Bambi) title, production number, Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $600 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bambi At Infant Age Model Sheet
Bambi At Infant Age Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi At Infant Age from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Bambi) title, production number, Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $350 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bambi Action Sketches Model Sheet
Bambi Action Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi Action Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 10-21-38; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $500 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bambi Action Suggestions Model Sheet
Bambi Action Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi Action Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 11/22/38; Size - Sheet: 14 x 11"; Unframed; $250 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Bambi Action Suggestions Model Sheet
Bambi Action Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi Action Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 6/26/39; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; $500 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Owl Action Suggestions Model Sheet
Owl Action Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Owl Action Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 11/5/38; Size - Sheet: 14 x 11"; Unframed; $100 or Pay Over Several Months!

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SOLD - Signed Bambi & Thumper Cels
SOLD - Signed Bambi & Thumper Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Bambi and Thumper over a Courvoisier air brush wood veneer background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; With Walt Disney signature and inscription in green pencil "TO MAJOR HENRY G REED WITH BEST WISHES WALT DISNEY"; WDP stamp upper center; Size - Bambi: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4", Thumper: 1 3/4 x 2"; Image 6 1/2 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bird Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Bird Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bird Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with title and Property of Walt Disney Productions stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Faline & Butterflies Cels
SOLD - Faline & Butterflies Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Faline and two butterflies set over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; With Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Faline: 4 1/2 x 2 1/2", Image 7 1/2 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Squirrel Model Sheet
SOLD - Bambi Squirrel Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Squirrel Heads from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with Property of Eric Larson lower left; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Cel
SOLD - Bambi Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Bambi over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Bambi: 3 x 1 3/4"; Image 6 x 6 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi and Thumper Cel
SOLD - Bambi and Thumper Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Bambi and Thumper over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Bambi: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", Thumper: 2 x 2 1/2"; Image 8 x 9 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Thumper Drawing
SOLD - Thumper Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Thumper from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Production numbers in pencil lower sheet edge; Numbered C-105 in pencil lower right; Size - Thumper: 2 x 1 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Cel
SOLD - Bambi Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Bambi over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With partial Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Bambi: 2 1/4 x 2 3/4"; Image 4 1/2 x 3 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Model Sheet
SOLD - Bambi Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Young Bambi and Faline Bambi's Mother and Faline's Mother from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & characters title, production number, and Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi & Bluebirds Cels
SOLD - Bambi & Bluebirds Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Bambi and two bluebirds set over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left; Copyright Walt Disney Productions stamp verso; Size - Bambi: 3 1/2 x 2 3/4", Image 6 1/4 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Drawing Signed by Davis
SOLD - Bambi Drawing Signed by Davis

Original production animation drawing in red, blue, green, and graphite pencils of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Signed in pencil by Marc Davis center right; Numbered 1 in pencil lower right and animation ladder right center; Size - Bambi: 3 1/2 x 5", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Cel
SOLD - Bambi Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Bambi set on a lithographic background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Size - Bambi: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4", Image 9 1/4 x 11 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Thumper Cel
SOLD - Thumper Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Thumper over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Thumper: 2 3/4 x 2", Image 7 x 8 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi and Fourteen Quail Cel
SOLD - Bambi and Fourteen Quail Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel setup of Bambi and Fourteen Quail over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower left, Single matted with a WDP stamp lower right and Walt Disney Bambi title lower left; Size - Bambi and Quail: 5 1/2 x 6 3/4", Image 7 1/2 x 10 1/4"; Mat 13 1/2 x 15 3/4"; SOLD!

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SOLD - Thumper Cel
SOLD - Thumper Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Thumper over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; Size - Thumper: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4", Image 4 3/4 x 4 3/4"; Frame 15 1/2 x 14 1/4"; Framed with a linen mat, black wood fillet, acid free under mat, a black and brown wood frame, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Friend Owl Cel
SOLD - Friend Owl Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Friend Owl over a Courvoisier air brush background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; WDP stamp lower right; Size - Friend Owl: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4", Image 5 x 6 1/2"; Mat 9 3/4 x 13"; Matted; SOLD!

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SOLD - Thumper Drawing
SOLD - Thumper Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Thumper from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 53 in pencil lower right; Size - Thumper: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Drawing
SOLD - Bambi Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 388 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi: 4 3/4 x 3", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Drawing
SOLD - Bambi Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi: 7 1/2 x 5", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Model Sheet
SOLD - Bambi Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with Character Model Dept. stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with film & character (Skunk) title, production number, Property of Walt Disney Productions and Character Model Dept. stamps; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Drawing Signed by Davis
SOLD - Bambi Drawing Signed by Davis

Original production animation drawing in red, blue, green, and graphite pencils of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Signed in pencil by Marc Davis center right; Numbered 238 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Owl Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Owl Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Owl Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with title and Character Model Dept. stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi Drawing
SOLD - Bambi Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red, blue, and graphite pencils of Bambi from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 42 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi's Father Drawing
SOLD - Bambi's Father Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of The Great Prince of the Forest (Bambi's Father) from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 23 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi's Father: 8 x 4 3/4", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi's Mother Drawing
SOLD - Bambi's Mother Drawing

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Bambi's Mother from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered A-63 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi's Mother: 5 x 6 1/2", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Bambi & Mother Drawing #79
SOLD - Bambi & Mother Drawing #79

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Bambi and his Mother from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 79 in pencil lower right; Size - Bambi & Mother: 4 3/4 x 3", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with Character Model Dept. stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Action Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Action Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Action Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 12-10-38; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Models from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with Character Model Dept. stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Suggestions Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Suggestions Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Suggestions from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper with Character Model Dept. stamp; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Life Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Life Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Life Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 12/10/38; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Action Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Action Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Action Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 12-10-38; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Skunk Life Sketches Model Sheet
SOLD - Skunk Life Sketches Model Sheet

Original production animation model sheet of Skunk Life Sketches from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; Printed on photo stat paper Titled and dated 12/10/38; Size - Sheet: 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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Bambi and Thumper Cel 1.jpg

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Bambi and Thumper over a Courvoisier air brush wood veneer background from "Bambi," 1942, Walt Disney Studios; With Walt Disney signature and inscription in green pencil "TO MAJOR HENRY G REED WITH BEST WISHES WALT DISNEY"; WDP stamp upper center; Size - Bambi: 4 1/2 x 4 1/4", Thumper: 1 3/4 x 2"; Image 6 1/2 x 7"; Unframed.


"Whatch gonna call 'im?" - Thumper

"Well, I think I'll call him Bambi." - Bambi's Mother

"Bambi... Yep, I guess that'll do all right." - Thumper 

"Bambi," 1942 is a full length animated film by Walt Disney Studios and based on the book "Bambi, A Life in the Woods" by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942. "Bambi" received three Academy Award nominations: Best Sound (Sam Slyfield), Best Song (for "Love Is a Song" sung by Donald Novis), and Best Original Music Score. 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) and "Bambi" placed third in the animation category. In December 2011, "Bambi" was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

The story centers on Bambi, a white-tailed deer, his parents (the Great Prince of the forest and his unnamed mother), his animal friends Thumper (a pink-nosed rabbit), Flower (a skunk), and his childhood friend and future mate, a doe named Faline. Walt Disney wanted all of the animals to be more realistic and expressive than those in "Snow White". He had Rico LeBrun, a 

wildlife animal painter, come into the Disney Studios to lecture to the animators on the structure and movement of animals. The animators went on excursions to the Los Angeles Zoo and Walt Disney set up a small zoo at the Disney Animation Studio with animals such as rabbits, ducks, owls, skunks, and a pair of fawns aptly named Bambi and Faline; so that the artists could see first-hand animal movement. Animator Marc Davis created the final design of Bambi by incorporating LeBurn's realistic study of deer anatomy but exaggerating the character's face by making his proportions baby-like; including a short snout and big expressive eyes.

"Bambi" was Walt Disney's favorite film he ever made, and it is not too surprising given his love of nature films. The special effects, particularly the water, and the lush hand painted backgrounds create a wonderful environment that allows the viewer to be totally immersed into the film. Combined with a great story of friendship and complete success in the creation of characters; the film is able to provide amazing feelings of both happiness and sadness, as the viewer watches Bambi grows up from fawn to deer.

Although the character of Bambi was designed by Marc Davis; animation was accomplished by Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, Ollie Johnson, and Preston Blair. The voice of Bambi was provided by four different actors, corresponding to the different ages of Bambi as he grew older: Bobby Stewart (baby), Donnie Dunagan (young), Hardie Albright (adolescent), and John Sutherland (young adult). Donnie Dunagan was also the performance model for the character, with the animators integrating his facial expressions onto the face of Bambi.

Thumper (whose name is derived from his common habit of thumping his hind left foot), is Bambi's first and closest friend. He is a young, comical rabbit; and a well-known inhabitant of the forest who takes Bambi "under his wings" and teaches him the ways of the forest. Thumper was voiced by 4-year-old Peter Behn. With Behn's voice added to the film; suddenly the vivacious bunny character was expanded from him having only minor role, to playing a much more significant lead. In addition, the film underwent a major plot change with the theme of friendship front and center. The character of Thumper was initially designed by animator Marc Davis and was brought to life by several animators including: Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Eric Larson, and Ollie Johnston. Thumper was not only voiced by Peter Behn (young Thumper), but by Tim Davis (young adult Thumper) and Sam Edwards (adult Thumper).


This is a wonderful pair of original production animation cels of Bambi and Thumper. Both are great full figure and eyes open images set on a Courvoisier air brush wood veneer background. In addition, there is a Walt Disney signature and inscription in green pencil "TO MAJOR HENRY G REED WITH BEST WISHES WALT DISNEY" and complete with the WDP (Walt Disney Productions) stamp. This Walt Disney signature has been confirmed by Disney expert Phil Sears. Walt Disney always had on his desk an assortment of colored pencils in a holder. When he would sign a piece of artwork, he would pick a colored pencil that would compliment the work he was about to sign; in this case he chose green for the Courvoisier background. A beautiful and rare piece of vintage Walt Disney original production animation, that is perfect for any art collection!

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