“What’s Up, Possums.”
Original artwork for the Collector's Plate in the Bambi series.
The original artwork for the collector’s plate produced by Edwin Knowles China company. The plate was part of their Bambi series which featured 6 different limited release plates. According to paperwork included with the plate, The Walt Disney Board of Review certified the plate’s artwork “effectively represented in concept, character development and execution, that essence of the animator’s art achieved in the classic work of the Walt Disney Studio.” The paperwork goes on to state that this plate series is the only one certified by the Walt Disney Company. It credited Doug Ball as illustrator, Carol Stephenson as cell painter, and Dave Pachaieo as pencil artist.
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Original hand painted cels on hand painted background. Gouache on celluloid on original background (460 x 460 mm). Mounted, glazed, and presented in a gold frame with conservation glass 480 x 480 mm.