Walt Disney Fantasia Souvenir Film Programme 1940 is for sale. Walt Disney’s Fantasia is the third animation feature length film, preceded by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. The Fantasia programme front cover bears the image of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse dressed as The Magician with other characters surrounding the large title to the centre of this incredibly impressive cover. The Fantasia programme back cover has a small image of a cherub with wings showing her bottom to the centre.
The covers are in Near Fine condition with very light age toning to the front cover and an extremely small corner loss to the bottom right corner of the front cover. The back cover is in Fine condition.
Internally this rare Walt Disney Fantasia Souvenir Film Programme is in Fine and fresh condition with all 30 pages (unpaginated and including the endpapers) packed with a huge amount of detail on the production of the Walt Disney Fantasia with illustrations and candid photographs of Walt Disney at work during production.
It is interesting to note that the Walt Disney Fantasia film was originally released by Walt Disney Productions and in its original form ran for 2 hours and 20 minutes. This was not a commercial success, and was re-released by RKO Radio Pictures in 1941 at the reduced time of 81 minutes. This makes original memorabilia from the first Walt Disney release very scarce and desirable.