Bedknobs & Broomsticks Panorama (GK232/4) 1976

The four GK232 Character Panoramas were printed in 1976, but all of them are reprints of earlier sets. "Jungle Book" has artwork dating from 1968, while "Walt Disney", "Aristocats" & "Bedknobs & Broomsticks" weren't quite so old.

The release dates for the relevant films were:

Jungle Book:
 — US: 18th October 1967
 — UK: 21st March (or 18th November) 1968
 — France: 11th December 1968

Aristocats:
 — US: 11th December 1970
 — UK: 27th December 1970 (or 22nd November 1971)
 — France: 8th December 1971

Bedknobs & Broomsticks:
 — UK: 7th October 1971
 — US: 13th December 1971

Although we haven't yet seen any examples from that year, 1972 would seem to be the most likely original date for "Bedknobs".

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These Panoramas were originally produced for John Waddington Ltd., but after their divorce Letraset claimed ownership of the Panorama title & format by means of these reprints.

Letraset re-used the artwork & simply eliminated any references to John Waddington Ltd.

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Here's the GK232/4 sheet. You can see that the cut sheet is divided into two panes.

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All four cut GK232 sheets would fit on one uncut sheet of Crown (15" x 20") — shown above in simulation; however, it's perhaps more likely that the artwork was distributed across two sheets.

Picture Credit: The SPLAT Scan Archives