Animation art cels of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket always promote friendship and show the two are real pals.
Jiminy Cricket explains to the audience that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Italian workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio. Before falling asleep, Geppetto makes a wish on a star that Pinocchio will be a real boy. During the night, a Blue Fairy visits the workshop and brings Pinocchio to life, although he still remains a puppet. She informs him that if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish, he will become a real boy, and assigns Jiminy to be his conscience.
This large Courvoisier animation art cel and background show the pair as Jiminy floats down on his umbrella instructing Pinoke. Jiminy Cricket was given the job by the Blue Fairy as Pinocchio’s conscience.
“I dub you Pinocchio’s conscience, lord high keeper of the knowledge of right and wrong, counselor in moments of high temptation, and guide along the straight and narrow path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket.”
Figaro might have been Pinoccio’s pet as this animation art cel shows but it was Jiminy who stood tall for Pinoke.