See Some Awesome Alternative Posters for 'The Lion King' and More

April 11, 2012
Source: TQS Magazine

Alternative Disney Posters - Peter Pan

Since Disney has a style all their own, usually when it comes to promoting their animated classics, or even their films from Pixar Animation, the posters, Blu-Ray/DVD covers, etc. are colorful, bright, and just typical of what we've come to expect from The House of Mouse. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's always interesting to see a completely different artistic take on a familiar brand. That's what artist Rowan Stocks Moore has done by delivering an amazing set of posters for Disney classics like The Little Mermaid, The Aristocats, Bambi, The Lion King and more. Each of them is truly stunning. See them all below!

Here's the full set of Disney posters, originally from TQS Magazine (via Film School Rejects):

Alternative Disney Poster - Bambi

Alternative Disney Poster - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Alternative Disney Poster - Sleeping Beauty

Alternative Disney Poster - Pinocchio

Alternative Disney Poster - Peter Pan

Alternative Disney Poster - The Aristocats

Alternative Disney Poster - Alice in Wonderland

Alternative Disney Poster - The Lion King

Alternative Disney Poster - The Little Mermaid

Alternative Disney Poster - 101 Dalmatians

Alternative Disney Poster - The Princess and the Frog

Each poster has a bit of a Saul Bass flair to it, and these would actually even make great covers if these Disney films would become part of the Criterion Collection. Moore has a real talent for juxtaposing several images together and making one phenomenal cohesive piece of art. That Lion King design is gorgeous, but the one that I really want on my wall is that Peter Pan poster. The good news is that prints of these posters are currently on sale through Etsy. So if you're looking to snag one of these glorious posters for your wall, head over to Moore's page there, and send some your cash his way for all his stellar work. Pretty cool?

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ok i like Lion King but the rest of them do not impress me.......

Jericho on Apr 11, 2012


 You sir, are difficult to impress.

Jace LeRoy on Apr 11, 2012


Actually, most of these are pretty bad. The ingenious gem is the Alice in Wonderland poster though.

Hu on Apr 11, 2012


I love the Pinocchio poster. They're okay.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Apr 11, 2012


These actually aren't good at all...

Thocon8926 on Apr 11, 2012


the Aristocats one is my favorite, but the Lion King and Sleeping Beauty are pretty awesome as well.

Scotty97 on Apr 11, 2012


I love The Aristocats and The Lion King.

Xerxexx on Apr 11, 2012


For those who don't like them, I'm genuinely curious as to why you think they're bad? I mean, seriously?

Ethan Anderton on Apr 11, 2012


 Well, Bambi and The Lion King, most especially, are just cool shadows of a deer and a lion with some showy imagery. Anyone can do it and it has slight resemblance to do with the movies. In fact, TLK might be the worst one here. What's the purpose of the black savannah on the actual lion? Nothing. Bad photoshopping of Simba as well. Sleeping Beauty uses the same technique as well actually. Pinocchio's uses a stick man? Really? The Little Mermaid is also awful. Disproportionate body, clueless cropping, nothing interesting going on.

Hu on Apr 11, 2012


Some are good, especially Lion King as others have mentioned.  Some are TOO minimalistic - it looks like the Sleeping Beauty one was done in about 3 minutes.  Similarly, Alice in Wonderland is just the card suits...that's not exactly indicative of the purpose of the story.  Lastly, some just aren't really appealing or attractive.  I like the Snow White apple idea, but the color palette and overall layout just detract way too much.  The Lion King and the Bambi posters are the only two I found truly impressive, with some of the others what I might call average. As a side note, try not to get too defensive about this kind of stuff.  One of my favorite parts of this site is scrolling down to the comments to see what the community consensus is on a topic.  Asking why so many people seem to dislike these is fine; the hostile "I mean, seriously" tacked on at the end isn't conducive to discussion or necessary, really. 

Waffles on Apr 12, 2012


These are wonderful. Clean, simple and creativity executed, some more than others. Seeing these printed out large would be impressive.

Nick Sears on Apr 11, 2012


Now Geppetto's thinking with Portals 😉

Dearsleazy on Apr 11, 2012


I don't feel "The Princess and The Frog" should've been incorporated in here. The film was made too recent to be classified as one of the classic disney movies.  Lion King and Bambi was badass!

JBrotsis on Apr 11, 2012


Peter Pan, Bambi and Snow White are worthy of attention, the rest... dunno...

Leinergroove on Apr 11, 2012


More minimalist garbage.

Blurb on Apr 11, 2012


I find it interesting that a lot of you like one or two, yet knock others that don't like any. It is obvious that these are enjoyed by all, even though only 1 or two posters, but to knock them? Produce one that is better or back up why you don't like it.

Coltman15 on Apr 11, 2012


I don't get how anyone could call these "not good". Most of them are pretty clever, and even the ones that aren't are still aesthetically pleasing. Different tastes, I guess...but to some of the commenters above me, I'd like to see what you call a good fanmade Disney poster.

Judah E. on Apr 12, 2012



Kyle Robinson on Apr 12, 2012


They not art They are fart

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 13, 2012


I can't believe you people who don't think these posters are "good" or whatever your complaint is. Are you published? Have you put the time, thought, energy into your work as obviously Mr. Moore has done. If you are going to post a critique, try to be civil and state why and how you would change it. "more minimalist garbage" or "fart"??? (to name a few poor comments)... Sounds to me like you have self esteem or jealousy issues. Ms. V

Ms. V on Apr 25, 2012

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