Pinocchio , 1940

A great collection of original production animation cels, original production animation drawings, and master production backgrounds for sale from the Walt Disney feature film.

Jiminy Cricket & Fish Cels
Jiminy Cricket & Fish Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Jiminy Cricket, a Fish, and Bubble Effects from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Partial Courvoisier label verso; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4", Image 5 1/4 x 5 1/2"; Unframed; $3,650 or Pay Over Several Months!

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Jiminy Cricket & Butterfly Cels
Jiminy Cricket & Butterfly Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Jiminy Cricket and a Butterfly from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Courvoisier label verso; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 1 1/2 x 1 3/4", Image 3 x 4"; Unframed; $2,450 or Pay Over Several Months!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Geppetto Figaro Key Setup
SOLD - Pinocchio Geppetto Figaro Key Setup

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over the key master production background; Size - Pinocchio, Geppetto, & Figaro: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2", Image 11 x 14 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cleo Cel
SOLD - Cleo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Cleo and Bubble Effects from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Size - Cleo: 2 1/2 x 3", Image 6 1/2 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Geppetto Figaro Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Geppetto Figaro Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand prepared custom background with added water effects cel; Size - Pinocchio, Geppetto, & Figaro: 9 3/4 x 8 1/2", Image 12 1/4 x 15 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a wood veneer Courvoisier background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Pinocchio: 8 3/4 x 10 1/2", Image 12 x 12 1/2", Frame 25 x 22 1/2"; Framed with three acid free mats, gold wood frame, custom engraved brass title plaque, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing D-33
SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing D-33

Original production animation drawing in red and graphite pencils of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 18 in pencil and production numbers stamp lower right; Size - Pinocchio: 9 1/4 x 11", Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Figaro & Cleo Cels
SOLD - Figaro & Cleo Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Figaro and Cleo from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Figaro & Cleo: 1 1/2 x 4", Image 3 1/2 x 5 1/2", Mat 9 1/2 x 10 1/2"; Matted with original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat; SOLD!

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SOLD - Blue Fairy Key Setup
SOLD - Blue Fairy Key Setup

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of the Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; With Sparkle Effects overlay cel; Set over the key master production background; Background hand signed Ken Anderson verso; Production numbers lower cel edge and background verso; Size - Blue Fairy & Wand: 8 x 10 1/4", Image 8 1/4 x 10 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Figaro & Cleo Key Setup
SOLD - Figaro & Cleo Key Setup

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Figaro, Cleo, Fish Bowl, and Water Effects from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over the key master production background; Production numbers lower center and verso of the background; Size - Figaro, Cleo, Fish Bowl, and Water Effects: 6 3/4 x 8", Image 7 3/4 x 10 1/4", Frame 19 x 21 1/2"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two linen mats, a gold wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio & Geppetto Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio & Geppetto Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio and Geppetto from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand prepared custom background with hand painted overlay; Size - Pinocchio and Geppetto: 5 3/4 x 5", Image 9 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel
SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 6 x 3 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 8 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Foulfellow Gideon Coachman
SOLD - Foulfellow Gideon Coachman

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Foulfellow (Honest John), Gideon, and The Coachman from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Foulfellow, Gideon & The Coachman: 8 x 14", Image 11 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio, Fish, & Bubbles Cels
SOLD - Pinocchio, Fish, & Bubbles Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pinocchio, Three Fish, and Bubble Effects from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Size - Pinocchio: 6 x 4", Image 8 1/2 x 9"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Blue Fairy Cel
SOLD - Blue Fairy Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of the Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background with lithograph overlay; Size - Blue Fairy: 9 1/2 x 7 3/4", Image 10 1/2 x 14"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Clock Dutch Milk Maid Cel
SOLD - Clock Dutch Milk Maid Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Clock Dutch Milk Maid from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Clock Dutch Milk Maid: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2", Image 10 x 9 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Clock Dutch Milk Maid Cel
SOLD - Clock Dutch Milk Maid Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Clock Dutch Milk Maid from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Clock Dutch Milk Maid: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4", Image 8 x 7 1/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Pinocchio: 9 x 5 1/4", Image 9 1/2 x 9 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Numbered 42 in ink lower right; Size - Pinocchio: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2", Image 9 x 10 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Geppetto Drawing
SOLD - Geppetto Drawing

Original production animation drawing in blue and graphite pencils of Geppetto from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 57 in pencil lower right; Size - Geppetto: 7 x 8 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio & Figaro Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio & Figaro Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Size - Pinocchio & Figaro: 4 1/4 x 4", Image 5 x 5", Frame 18 x 15 1/4"; Framed with two acid free mats, gold wood frame, custom engraved brass title plaque, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing D-33
SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing D-33

Original production animation drawing in red, blue, green, yellow, and graphite pencils of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered D-33 in pencil and production numbers stamp lower right; Size - Pinocchio: 8 x 5 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Production number in ink lower right; Size - Pinocchio: 6 1/2 x 5", Image 9 1/2 x 11 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Stromboli Cel
SOLD - Stromboli Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Stromboli from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a line cel overlay background with a calligraphy titled mat; Size - Stomboli 6 3/4 x 7 1/2", Image 9 x 11 1/2", Mat 13 1/4 x 15 1/4"; Matted; SOLD!

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SOLD - Blue Fairy Drawing
SOLD - Blue Fairy Drawing

Original production animation drawing in green, purple, blue, and graphite pencils of the Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Numbered 21 in pencil and production numbers stamp lower right; Size - Blue Fairy 8 1/2 x 9 1/2", Sheet: 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Pinocchio: 7 1/4 x 4 1/4", Image 10 x 9 3/4"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jiminy Cricket & Gideon Cels
SOLD - Jiminy Cricket & Gideon Cels

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Jiminy Cricket and Gideon from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With partial original Courvoisier Galleries label verso; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2", Gideon: 7 x 6 1/2", Image Diameter 8 3/4", Mat 15 1/2 x 13 1/2"; Matted with original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio w/Apple Figaro Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio w/Apple Figaro Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Pinocchio & Figaro: 5 x 5 1/4", Image 7 1/4 x 7", Frame 14 3/4 x 14"; Framed with original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat, gold wood frame, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Coachman Cel
SOLD - Coachman Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of The Coachman from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Coachman with Whip: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4", Image 8 3/4 x 7 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel
SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With partial original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 5 1/4 x 4", Image 7 1/2 x 7", Frame 20 x 17"; Framed with two acid free mats, gold wood frame, custom engraved brass title plaque, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Cleo Cel
SOLD - Cleo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Cleo and Bubble Effects from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Cleo: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2", Image 6 1/4 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing C38
SOLD - Pinocchio Drawing C38

Original production animation drawing in red, green, and graphite pencils of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Extensive production notes throughout the sheet and with production stamp lower right; Numbered C38 in pencil lower right; Size - Pinocchio and shadow: 6 x 8", Sheet 10 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Foulfellow and Gideon Cel
SOLD - Foulfellow and Gideon Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Foulfellow (Honest John) and Gideon from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a lithographic background; Size - Foulfellow and Gideon: 9 3/4 x 11 1/2", Image 10 1/2 x 13 1/2"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Pinocchio Cel
SOLD - Pinocchio Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Pinocchio from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a lithographic background; Size - Pinocchio: 4 1/2 x 2", Image 5 1/2 x 7"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Figaro and Cleo Cel
SOLD - Figaro and Cleo Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Figaro and Cleo from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Figaro and Cleo: 4 x 3 1/2", Image 6 x 6", Mat 13 x 13"; Double matted with original Courvoisier calligraphy titled mat; SOLD!

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SOLD - Geppetto and Figaro Cel
SOLD - Geppetto and Figaro Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Geppetto and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; Size - Geppetto and Figaro: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", Image 9 1/2 x 9 1/2", Frame 20 x 20"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two linen mats, a gold mat, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Background Layout Drawing
SOLD - Background Layout Drawing

Original production animation background layout drawing in graphite and red pencils of the Ship's Cabin inside of Monstro the Whale from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Created with multiple sheets of paper taped together with production numbers lower sheet edge; Size - Ship's Cabin: 31 x 10 3/4", Sheet 35 1/2 x 12"; Unframed; SOLD!

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SOLD - Figaro Cel w/ Disney Sig.
SOLD - Figaro Cel w/ Disney Sig.

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Secretarial signed Walt Disney; Size - Figaro In Bed: 6 x 6", Image 6 x 6", Frame 21 1/2 x 19"; Framed with a gold wood frame, two linen mats, gold wood fillet, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Blue Fairy Cel
SOLD - Blue Fairy Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of the Blue Fairy from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set on a hand prepared custom background; Size - Blue Fairy: 6 1/4 x 5 3/4", Image 8 x 8 1/2", Frame 20 1/2 x 18 1/2"; Framed with two acid free mats, gold wood frame, custom engraved brass title plaque, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel
SOLD - Jiminy Cricket Cel

Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cel of Jiminy Cricket from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over a Courvoisier air brush background; With original Courvoisier Galleries label; Size - Jiminy Cricket: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4", Image 4 3/4 x 4 1/2", Frame 12 1/4 x 11 1/2"; Framed with an acid free mat, wood frame, and plexiglass; SOLD!

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Pinocchio Geppetto Figaro Cel Key Setup.jpg

 Original hand painted and hand inked production animation cels of Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Figaro from "Pinocchio," 1940, Walt Disney Studios; Set over the key master production background; Size - Pinocchio, Geppetto, & Figaro: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2", Image 11 x 14 3/4"; Unframed.

Pinocchio: Oh look father, look! 
Geppetto: Wait! Stand still now.
Pinocchio: What are those?
Geppetto: Huh? Oh those! They are your schoolmates, girls and boys, now…
Pinocchio: Real boys?
 
"Pinocchio," 1940 was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, and followed on the success of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." 1937. It was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940 and was based on the Italian children's novel "The Adventures of

Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. The general plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto, who carves a wooden puppet that he names Pinocchio. One night the puppet is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Pinocchio's journey to become a real boy is challenged by his encounters with an array of scrupulous characters.

"Pinocchio" became the first animated feature to win an Academy Award; it won for both Best Music - Original Score and for Best Music - Original Song for "When You Wish Upon A Star." Most critics and audiences agree that "Pinocchio" is among the finest Disney features ever made, and one of the greatest animated films of all time. In 1994, it was added to the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Due to the huge success of "Snow White," Walt Disney wanted more famous voice actors for "Pinocchio." He cast popular singer Cliff Edwards (who had made the first record selling over a million copies) as Jiminy Cricket. Disney also wanted the character of Pinocchio to be voiced by a real child. The role ended up going to twelve year old actor Dickie Jones, who had previously been in Frank Capra's enormous Hollywood hit, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

Animation began in September 1938 and just as in "Snow White," live-action footage was shot for "Pinocchio" with the actors playing the scenes; which was supervised by Hamilton Luske. The animators then used the footage as a guide for their animation drawings by studying the human movement and then incorporating many of those poses and scenes. The title character was animated by Milt Kahl (initial design), Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston. "When I was doing Pinocchio," Johnston said, "I thought of the character being real, a living person, not a drawing."

Geppetto is a very skilled woodcarver, and is able to make toys, figurines, clocks, and even articulated music boxes. One day he creates a wooden marionette puppet that he names Pinocchio, and makes a wish for him to become a real boy. Geppetto was voiced by Christian Rub, who was a character actor from the late 1910's to the early 1950's, and was featured in more than 100 movies. Geppetto was masterfully animated by Walt Disney animator Art Babbitt, who noted that Geppetto was his favorite character to animate.

According to veteran Walt Disney animator Andreas Deja:
"I had the chance to meet Art when he was still working for Dick Williams on The Thief and the Cobbler. He didn't mind talking about his Disney years and his strained relationship with Walt. I remember him saying that after he left Disney he never again animated a character with so much warmth like Geppetto. He felt it was one of the best things he ever did. I would agree, the level of depth Babbitt was able to inject into the character's acting is astounding. Geppetto just loves this wooden puppet that came to life, and when he looses Pinocchio, his whole world seems to fall apart. But he still has enough hope and searches on to find his "son". A real high in character animation."

Figaro is Geppetto's pet Tuxedo Cat and was Walt Disney's favorite character in the film. He loved the kitten so much, he wanted him to appear in as many scenes as possible. Once production on "Pinocchio" was completed; Walt made him Minnie Mouse's pet, replacing her dog Fifi. Figaro was also given his own series of cartoon shorts, as well as costarring in other cartoon shorts with Pluto.

The master Walt Disney animator Eric Larson was in charge of animating Figaro, and based the kitten's design on the childlike personality of his own nephew. The famous character actor Mel Blanc (known as "The Man of Thousand Voices") provided the voice of Figaro.

This is a beautiful key master cel setup consisting of full figure images of Pinocchio, Geppetto and Figaro placed on their matching master hand painted original production background. All three characters are full figure, eyes and mouth open; and Pinocchio and Figaro are smiling. This scene occurs the following morning after the Blue Fairy brought Geppetto's wooden marionette puppet to life. Pinocchio is very excited about his first day of both life and school, and Geppetto is trying to help him put on his black vest. This is a fantastic piece of animation history, would be a great addition to any art collection, and is museum quality!

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