Bambi’s First Year

Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Disney | 0 comments

Bambi’s First Year

TRIPLE SIGNED Bambi’s First Year R/E 12×18 Limited Edition Kinkade Disney Bambi

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Whenever you think of ‘quintessential’ Disney movies, Bambi is without a doubt one of the films that comes to mind. With his painting Bambi’s First Year, Thomas Kinkade has captured the spirit of Bambi in a way no artist has since the original Disney Animators gave life to everyone’s favorite forest creatures. This beautiful oil on canvas piece is full of attention to detail, from the flowers in the forest, to the woodland creatures who were Bambi’s trusted companions. Here’s what Thomas Kinkade said about this painting when it was released:

“When I set myself the goal of creating the twelve epic paintings for the Disney Dreams Collection, I knew it would be a vast undertaking. After all, each painting in the series presents not just a scene from a classic Disney feature, but a vision of the entire movie in one image – what I like to call a “narrative panorama”. In my Bambi painting, I wanted to present a broad look at the events of Bambi’s young life, along with the suggestion of his destiny as the newly crowned prince of the forest. To suggest the moment of Bambi’s empowerment, I positioned him on a rocky precipice overlooking the terrain of his kingdom and the four seasons of his first year. Below him is an image of his own self at a younger age, representing the spring of his life. Surrounding the young Bambi we see the animals of the unspoiled forest – Thumper the rabbit, Flower the skunk, Mole, Otter, and at the left, Bambi’s first love Faline and her protective mother. These gentle animals are reminders that even a prince depends on the loving care of friends and family. If you look closely, Bambi’s self-sacrificing mother can be seen, as though emerging through the mists of memory, as a half hidden image upon the distant mountain. Truly, a mother’s love, like the spirit of the mighty mountains, will guide a son forever. The lightning and rains at the left of the composition create a visual transition to the second season of Bambi’s life: summer. Further back, below the majestic mountain in the distance, we see a suggestion of Bambi’s winter world, a whimsical season in the movie featuring the playful antics of Bambi and friends in a frozen wonderland. Bambi’s autumn is the season of his maturity. At the right of my composition we see the fall colors ablaze above the young adult Bambi, as the wisest and mightiest creature of the forest, the old stag, looks on approvingly through a rising mist in the afternoon light. The central theme of Bambi is the cycle of the seasons and the ongoing flow of life. Waterfalls and rivulets abound in the Bambi movie, suggesting the unstoppable life force, and in my painting we see these cascades just beyond a misty rainbow. Truly, water flows through the world like life itself – a timeless reminder that despite the passing seasons, nature thrives and a new generation is born. I believe Bambi’s First Year is the most breathtaking subject in my Disney Dreams Collection to date. I attempted to capture the sublime beauty of the forest, combined with the wonderful charm of the forest animals and their playful everyday activities. I hope as you look at Bambi cresting the ridge of his domain, you too will feel empowered to live your best life and to count on a season of new beginnings, even when the challenges of life confront you. Truly for Bambi, and for us, life goes on.”


Bambi’s First Year is the fifth painting in Thomas Kinkade’s new Disney series entitled Disney Dreams. See below for other paintings in the collection.

++++ Limited Edition FRAMED Renaissance (R/E) CANVAS (Frame included! See below) ++++ Thomas Kinkade created this painting in 2010 ++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting This is a luminous work of art that shines. This is also one of the artworks that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)

  • Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!++++ Brass Plaque with the legend “Bambi’s First Year ~~Thomas Kinkade” ++++  TRIPLE SIGNED 
    • ++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature on front of canvas
    • ++++ HAND SIGNED by Thomas Kinkade on front of canvas
    • ++++ HAND SIGNED by Thomas Kinkade on back of canvas

    ++++ Foil Stamped Silver Renaissance Edition Seal applied to back of canvas ++++ Special Remarque on back of the canvas ++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity included ++++About the Renaissance Edition ~~


    Renaissance Edition (R/E)
    The Renaissance Edition is a special reserve edition created with a textured brushstroke process that recreates the artist’s actual brushwork. It is then finished in oil by a master highlighter who applies a special Remarque (to the back of the canvas. (This is a sketch) Each unique canvas is created under the artist’s close supervision. Upon satisfactory completion, the artist hand signs the front of the canvas and a foil stamped silver Renaissance Edition seal is applied to the back. Each Renaissance Edition is designated by the letter R/E after the print number.


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