"Pinocchio, " 1940 was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, and followed on the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940 and was based on the Italian children's novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. The general plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto, who carves a wooden puppet that he names Pinocchio. One night the puppet is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Pinocchio's journey to become a real boy is challenged by his encounters with an array of scrupulous characters.
Due to the huge success of "Snow White, " Walt Disney wanted more famous voice actors for Pinocchio. Disney also wanted the character of Pinocchio to be voiced by a real child. The role ended up going to twelve year old actor Dickie Jones, who had previously been in Frank Capra's enormous Hollywood hit, Mr.
Animation began in September 1938 and just as in "Snow White, " live-action footage was shot for "Pinocchio" with the actors playing the scenes; which was supervised by Hamilton Luske. The animators then used the footage as a guide for their animation drawings by studying the human movement and then incorporating many of those poses and scenes. The title character was animated by Milt Kahl (initial design), Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston. "When I was doing Pinocchio, " Johnston said, I thought of the character being real, a living person, not a drawing.
"Pinocchio" became the first animated feature to win an Academy Award; it won for both Best Music - Original Score and for Best Music - Original Song for When You Wish Upon A Star. " Most critics and audiences agree that "Pinocchio is among the finest Disney features ever made, and one of the greatest animated films of all time. In 1994, it was added to the United States National Film Registry as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Both the Coachman and Stromboli were voiced by Charles Judes who added a heavy Italian accent.
Stomboli is also the only Disney Villain who cursed, however it was obscured by being done in Italian. Hamilton Luske directed the live-action footage of most of the actors posing as characters for Pinocchio. Luske admitted to the fact that the character, acted by story man T. Hee dressed in full gypsy garb, was a bit understated but that he did not want Stromboli's animator Vladimir Tytla doing too many things.
Tyla was a tall and imposing personality and he had a physical build that was similar to that of Stromboli, which may account for him being given the character to animate. It is known that while Tytla was working out sequences for Stromobli in his room, that he would perform the story aloud and that Eric Larson stated that he thought the walls would fall in.Obviously the performance worked because the villainous Stromboli is one of Walt Disney's greatest memorable villains! This is a great pair of original production animation drawings of both Pinocchio and the main villain of the film, Stromboli. A great addition to any vintage Walt Disney animation art collection!
Measurements: Size - Pinocchio: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4", Stromboli: 4 x 6 1/2"; Sheets 10 x 12. Condition: See pictures below of the actual drawings, which are in excellent overall condition, despite very minor paper loss to the Pinocchio upper sheet edge, as shown by the pictures below! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item.Please follow/bookmark me as a favorite and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks. For now, please check out my other Drawings and Cels and other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale!
The item "1940 WALT DISNEY PINOCCHIO STROMBOLI ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ANIMATION DRAWINGS CEL" is in sale since Monday, February 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animation Art & Characters\Animation Art\Production Art". The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.