(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Fantastic original production cel featuring Pinocchio, Gepetto, Figaro, Jiminy Cricket, and Cleo from Pinocchio, used for the production layout of the book Walt Disney's Pinocchio, written by Dorothy Walter Baruch and published by D. C. Heath and Company in 1940. Placed on a color copy background, the cel depicts the four characters navigating rough seas as they attempt to escape the jaws of Monstro the sperm whale. Total image measures 7 x 5, with a mat opening of 10.5 x 8.5. Quadruple-matted to an overall size of 16.5 x 14.5. In fine condition. An extremely rare and desirable offering given the intensity of the scene, the number of characters, and the unique format used by D. C. Heath, a company that opted to use animation cels instead of drawings for the publication of Pinocchio.
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