Faline / Bambi (small)
5028, Faline / Bambi, small
Height: 1 ½”
Designer: Helen Perrin Farnlund
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.