A great movie poster has the potential to be a stunning creation that hints at the themes and characters present in the film. Classic films are often recognized by their posters, which is why they have gone on to become prizes for collectors. Due to a recent trend of previously released films getting updated posters from artists licensed to provide a new vision, we have seen an increase in the number of artistic posters on the market. Mondo, which has become synonymous with the revitalization of movie posters, has teamed up with Disney to create limited edition posters. Take a peek after the break! (UPDATE: Online sale info has been added at the end of the post!)
Disney’s Oh My Disney blog is collaborating with Mondo on the posters, which will be displayed at a limited exhibition at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Entitled “Nothing’s Impossible,” the event will provide classic Disney properties with (probably gorgeous) posters, including the Alice in Wonderland one by artist Ken Taylor seen above. We have previously seen the two team up to release amazing DuckTales posters, so the show will likely not be limited to working on Disney’s films. I would be surprised if we did not see at least one more poster for a Disney Afternoon show from the 90s.
The gallery card, teasing the artists who have worked on the posters, can be seen below:
UPDATE (3/3): Oh My Disney! has shared images of posters for Disney’s The Rescuers (art by David Petersen), and Pixar’s WALL-E (Kevin Tong), and Up (Kevin Tong):
UPDATE (3/4): EW has shared images for a 101 Dalmatians poster by Tiny Kitten Teeth and an Aladdin one by Tom Whalen:
Wired debuted images of posters for Sleeping Beauty (Billy Maumann), The Cat From Outer Space (Jay Shaw), Fantasia (Jeff Soto), The Black Hole (Kilian Eng), and The Incredibles (Tom Whalen):
UPDATE (3/5): The New York Times’ Arts Beat Blog has revealed a few additional posters – The Lion King (Tom Whalen), Peter Pan (JC Richard), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Anne Benjamin), English and French versions for Beauty and the Beast (Martin Ansin), and The Sword in the Stone (Rich Kelly):
UPDATE (3/6): The Austin Chronicle has provided us with a glimpse of three additional posters – The Incredibles (Mike Mitchell), Finding Nemo (Tom Whalen), and Nightmare Before Christmas (Graham Erwin):
UPDATE (3/7): /Film revealed even more posters today, the opening day of the gallery! Included are (some of which were glimpsed yesterday) Ratatouille (regular and variant, art by Aaron Horkey), Up and The Incredibles (art by Mike Mitchell), Finding Nemo (Tom Whalen), The Jungle Book (Olly Moss), The Black Cauldron (Francesco Francavilla), Nightmare Before Christmas (regular and variant, Graham Erwin), the Silly Symphony Skeleton Dance (Phantom City Creative), The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty (Jason Edmiston), and another for The Jungle Book (Brandon Holt). View them all below!
The “Nothing’s Impossible” gallery is now open at the SXSW Festival!
UPDATE (3/10): In Mondo’s newsletter, the company announced that the remaining posters from the show would go on sale tomorrow, March 11th, at random times, which will be announced by @MondoNews on Twitter – so make sure to follow it if you have hopes of purchasing any of the prints. We do not yet have confirmation on which of the individual prints sold out, or how many of the remaining posters there are, so we shall find out tomorrow. Mondo’s posters have often sold out in less than a minute online, so best of luck!
Their announcement in the newsletter is below:
Tomorrow, we will be releasing ALL remaining posters from our recent gallery show, “Nothing’s Impossible,” with OMD.
We would like to sincerely thank everybody who have been able to make it out and visit the gallery in person. It’s been amazing to see the response to the show and we can’t thank you all enough. OMD posted a great recap on their blog which you can see HERE.
Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at random times on Tuesday, March 11th.