Beswick Zimmy Lion Price and Value Guide

beswick zimmy lion

What a wonderful model! Designed by one of Beswicks greatest designers Arthur Gredington and based on David Hand’s Animaland characters. David Hand was a cartoon film animator who originally worked for the Disney organization where he was involved in several major productions including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Bambi.  He moved to England in 1944 where he set up an animation studio – GB-Animation (short for Gaumont-British).

Characters from the animaland film series, including Zimmy Lion, were produced as figurines by Beswick from 1949 to 1955.

Price Guide / Value: Beswick Zimmy Lion David Hand’s Animaland series, model No. 1150
£60-£80 ($90-$120)

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