Six Pix: Walt Disney

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

This time we highlight Walt Disney films. (Specifically, these are pre-1960 animated features from the Disney studios—all original posters, not reprints from subsequent re-releases.)

Walt Disney Posters: A look At The Art of Disney Movie Posters

Included are: Pinocchio (1940); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937); Fantasia (1940); Dumbo (1941); Bambi (1942); and Sleeping Beauty (1959).

Disney’s impeccable animations are translated beautifully on these posters. There’s gorgeous coloring on Disney’s debut feature, Snow White. Pinocchio, the puppet who wanted to be a boy, is surrounded by the characters he encounters in life. And the sublime woodland painting of Bambi reflects his gentle nature. But, for me, Dumbo has it all. The graphics on the poster successfully mimic the circus-like atmosphere which is Dumbo’s milieu.

Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)