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Feature length theatrical releases were not the only films to get the royal ballyhoo treatment back in the day. Posters heralding the arrival of a new one-reel animated wonder -- frequently as colorful as the shorts they hyped -- were splashed across the front of theatres. In some cases the shorts even had added marquee value.

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There's a file on my desktop marked "Cartoon Posters" that contains hundreds of scans. Today seems as good a day as any to crack open the repository and share the wealth. Forgive me for not dating all of the pics, but when I started 'collecting' these images it was never with the intent of sharing them.

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Ken Harrison June 13, 2013 @ 6:29 a.m.

Wow! Very cool. What would have been the average size of these? Lobby cards or giant posters? Incredible collection. Do you actually collect the posters as well, or just the images?

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Scott Marks June 13, 2013 @ 8:49 a.m.

Just the images, Ken. If I owned these posters I'd have retired a long time ago. The standard size of a movie one-sheet is approximately 30x40. Same as today, providing you can still find a poster in a multiplex.

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