Animation Cels of Pinocchio and Figaro

This production Pinocchio animation cel with Figaro was released through Courvoisier Galleries.

Pinocchio is a 1940 full length animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is the second full length animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was released to theaters with great acclaim by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940.

Pinocchio animation cels are always sought after. Everyone identifies with letting your conscience be your guide, just like the Blue Fairy tells him,

You can see the beautiful fairy right here

This particular Pinocchio animation cel is exquisitely inked and painted.
Pinocchio animation celPinocchio was the second full length Disney feature after Snow White.

In the original Italian serial by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio was purposely portrayed as a bit more misbehaved, and obnoxious. The filmmakers stayed true to this once production on their adaptation began, resulting in a character that was wise-cracking and brazen, a drastically different interpretation of the final product.

Walt Disney disliked this version of the character, both in terms of his personality and appearance; he was initially designed to resemble an actual puppet with a geometrical shape. Walt felt the character looked too lifeless, despite the accuracy. Animator Milt Kahl was also dissatisfied with the version of Pinocchio and did a test animation of his own that featured a design much closer to what’s in the final film. According to Kahl, the design came from the mindset that he was animating an actual little boy, rather than a puppet. Walt approved, and after further development, the look of Disney’s Pinocchio was finalized.

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Animation Cels of Pinocchio and Figaro
Year: 1940
Studio: Disney Studios
Width of Image = 2.5 inches
Height of Image = 2.25 inches
Width of Art = 4.5 inches
Height of Art = 4.5 inches
Background: Courvoisier Background
Price $3,500
An old wood-carver named Geppetto carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who is brought to life by the Blue Fairy. She tells Pinocchio that he can become a real boy if he proves himself “brave, truthful, and unselfish”. Pinocchio won two Academy Awards, one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song for the song “When You Wish Upon a Star”.
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