Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Peter Pan for sale!

Today shows another featured item from the upcoming Van Eaton Gallery Disneyland History auction on December 7. All you Fantasyland dark ride nuts will positively drool over this original 1956 Peter Pan attraction poster, designed by Bjorn Aronson. From the auction listing:

An extremely rare 1956 version of the hand-silkscreened poster for the Peter Pan's Flight attraction. This poster, designed by Bjorn Aronson, is one of the first-pulls which included a small white border around the imagery as well as black shadowing behind the lettering. Both of these features were removed from subsequent, more common pulls. This is one of the few examples of this early poster that we have seen offered for public sale. The post measures 54"x36" and the condition is fair with some creasing and wear throughout.

What could possibly top that?

How about the Peter Pan's Flight mural original concept art from the 1983 Fantasyland remodel?

An incredible original concept drawing for Peter Pan's Flight at Disneyland. Created for the iconic large mural within the attraction's queue area, this original drawing was created in pastels on a large panel of art board. The drawing features Peter, Wendy, an aerial view of London, Neverland, and many other familiar elements from the attraction. The drawing was created for the New Fantasyland refurbishment to the attraction in 1983, and comes custom framed and matted to compliment the shape of the original artwork. Measuring approximately 16"x72" within its 28.75"x83" frame.

Here are some detail views for your enjoyment:

And a contemporary shot of the mural that still can be seen in the line queue of the attraction:

Want to bid? Check out the upcoming Van Eaton Gallery auction for yourself!

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