We are pleased to offer a key production cel setup on matching production background featuring Pinocchio and Geppetto from Pinocchio. In this scene, Geppetto is getting Pinocchio ready for his first day of school with a the other “real little boys and girls.” He wipes off an apple and tells Pinocchio to give it to his teacher. But Pinocchio never reaches school because Honest John stops and convinces him to go for the “easy way” and become an actor.
The Walt Disney thought so highly of the visual artistry of Pinocchio he staged exhibitions of original artwork at the Brooklyn Museum and two other New York galleries to coincide with the film's Big Apple premiere in February 1940. Animator Art Babbitt once noted that Geppetto was his favorite character to animate. Perhaps this is because of Geppetto's playful, positive attitude and expressive mannerisms. Geppetto is a humble old man, who gleefully spends a majority of his time working on unique creations in his workshop. Most of these creations are meant for the entertainment of both himself and others, presenting Geppetto as a child-at-heart.
Many film historians consider this to be the film that most closely approaches technical perfection of all the Disney animated features. Film critic Leonard Maltin said, "with Pinocchio, Disney reached not only the height of his powers, but the apex of what many critics consider to be the realm of the animated cartoon.” In this key production cel setup on matching production background, Geppetto measures 6 1/4" tall. Own a piece of animation history today! SOLD