daniel thomas Categories: animal treasure island, posters, puss in boots
In an age where Photoshop and marketing departments have drained all the fun out of movie posters, there is still Poland. This nation has produced some of the most ingeniously inventive designs anywhere in the world. If you're the sort who enjoys collecting vintage movie posters, then you need at least a couple Polish designs on your wall.
A number of Toei Doga films have been given the Polish treatment. The first photo shows the poster for Animal Treasure Island, one of my all-time favorites. I love that movie to death, and it's always within reach if I want to impress someone with classic Miyazaki (and friends) anime. This design is pretty abstract, definitely "inside baseball." If you didn't know what movie this was for, you'd probably miss it completely...score one for the dedicated fans.
The second photograph is the poster for Toei's Puss in Boots 3 (Around the World in 80 Days) from 1976. I'm not a fan of the third movie; in fact, I think it's just dreadful. But I am a huge fan of the original 1969 Puss in Boots, so I would be happy to have this poster among my collection. I really dig this psychedelic, Peter Max-inspired watercolor design. This reminds me of a lot of the trippy cartoons that played on Sesame Street way back in the '70s. Animation was seriously trippy back in the '70s, wasn't it?
Would you like to buy these Polish anime movie posters? PolishPoster.com has them for sale. The Animal Treasure Island poster sells for $36.12 and is available here. The Puss in Boots 3 poster sells for (ouch) $82.56 and is available here. Let's hope they'll have enough inventory to go around.