Bambi, large

5054 Bambi, large

Height: 3 ½”

Designer: Don Winton

Production Dates: F1956-S1957

Mold Book Name: Bambi lrg.

Notes: This is also known as “Bambi, Style One.” Large Bambi was listed on the Fall 1956 order form in a column titled, “Disney Line,” which was distinguished from the “Disney Miniatures.” The line drawing for Large Bambi was used for Miniature Bambi from F1957-S1960.

The comparison photo illustrates the size difference between Large Bambi and the Miniature Bambi with Butterfly.

Thumper

5020, Thumper

Height: 1 ¼”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: S1956-S1960

Mold Book Name: Thumper

Notes: This mold was later reissued as a Miniature, A-858, with different colors and detail. Only pieces which closely resemble the photo here are Disney issues. Miniature reissues of Disney pieces are called Non-Disneys by collectors.
Thumper was sold on a card which read, “Walt Disney’s THUMPER. ‘Eatin’ greens is a special treat. It makes long ears and great big feet’….from the movie BAMBI. Reproduced by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, California. © Copyright—Walt Disney Productions.”

Bambi with Butterfly

5025, Bambi with Butterfly

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:
S1956-F1956, as “Bambi (with Butterfly)”
S1957, as “Bambi (Miniature with Butterfly)”
F1957-F1959, as “Bambi (with Butterfly)”
S1960, as “Bambi”

Mold Book Name: Bambi

Notes: The butterfly was a separately molded piece which may become detached over time. All the order forms specifically mention the butterfly except for Spring 1960. It’s not clear if Bambi was sold with or without the butterfly for that season.

Bambi was sold on a card which read, “Walt Disney’s BAMBI. The young “prince of the forest”meets an adventurous butterfly. Reproduced by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, California. © Copyright—Walt Disney Productions.”

Flower (small)

5023, Flower, small

Height: 1 1/8”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates: F1957-S1960, as “Flower”

Mold Book Name: Flower

Notes: This is also known as “Flower, Style One.” From F1957 to S1960, this piece appeared on the order form with the line drawing originally assigned to #5054, Large Flower. The piece actually sold at this time was the Miniature.
Flower has a small hole in the right paw for a flower; it was sold with a single fabric flower.
Earlier Flowers were sold on a card which read, “Walt Disney’s FLOWER. A shy young boy skunk who becomes ‘twitter-pated’ in the spring. By any other name he’d smell as sweet. From the movie BAMBI. Reproduced by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, California. © Copyright–Walt Disney Productions.”
Later Flowers were sold on a card which read, “Another Walt Disney figurine produced in fine ceramic by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, California. © Copyright–Walt Disney Productions.” Others were sold with a small gold (c) Walt Disney Productions sticker.

Faline / Bambi (small)

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5028, Faline / Bambi, small

Height: 1 ½”

Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund

Production Dates:
S1956-F1956, as “Faline (Bambi’s Sweetheart)” [grey-brown]
S1957, as “Bambi (Miniature)” [caramel]
F1957-S1960, as “Bambi” [caramel]

Mold Book Name: Faline (Bambi without [butterfly])

Notes: The comparison photo shows color and detail variations of Bambi.

The same mold was used for both Faline and Small Bambi; the caramel Bambi coloration is harder to find despite having apparently been produced much longer. The mold is also known as “Bambi, Style Two.”

Faline was sold on a card which read, “Walt Disney’s FALINE. This graceful young doe is Bambi’s sweetheart from the movie of the same name. Reproduced by Hagen-Renaker Potteries, Monrovia, California. © Copyright–Walt Disney Productions.”

This mold was later reissued as a Miniature, A-875, with different colors and detail. Only pieces which closely resemble the photo here are Disney issues. Miniature reissues of Disney pieces are called Non-Disneys by collectors.