Lot #972
Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Figaro production key master background set-up from Pinocchio

Pinocchio plays with fire—a beautifully detailed production set-up from the classic Disney film
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Estimate: $20000+

Description

Pinocchio plays with fire—a beautifully detailed production set-up from the classic Disney film

(Walt Disney Studios, 1940) Original production key master background set-up featuring Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Figaro from Pinocchio, showing the elderly woodworker as he rushes to extinguish a flame on Pinocchio's finger, with Figaro observing from a shelf in the background. The cels have been trimmed and applied to a hand-painted production background from the same film. Images measure 10.5 x 9.5 (Geppetto and Pinocchio) and 2.25 x 2 (Figaro), with a mat opening of 15 x 10.75. Cloth-matted and framed to an overall size of 27 x 22.75. In fine condition.

Only moments after becoming a boy-puppet, Pinocchio, entranced by a flickering candle flame, sets his finger on fire, causing Geppetto to frantically run around the room before finally submerging the flame in Cleo’s fish bowl. The sequence also features one of the film’s more notable ‘goofs,’ with Geppetto’s red nightcap disappearing and reappearing as he dashes about. An incredibly impressive display piece from early in the film, augmented furthermore by its uncommon pose and a richly detailed background—certainly among the very finest Pinocchio celluloids we have offered.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021