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Pinocchio (1940) Rare Signed By Walt Disney Himself Original Cell Painting For Sale
Celluloid used in the production of Pinocchio of 1940 by Walt Disney Production, sign by Walt Disney.
Original Pinocchio Animation Cel Autographed by Walt Disney!Pinocchio... a true Walt Disney classic, considered by many critics to be Walt Disney's finest film. Here we offer a rare original production cel of Pinocchio, autographed on the matte by Walt Disney. After being filmed during the production of the 1940 motion picture, this cel was prepared by the Disney Studio's Courvoiser Unit for presentation, either as VIP gift or for sale through the Courvoisier Gallery distribution system. For about ten years during the late 1930's a
nd 1940's the Courvoisier Gallery was the exclusive distributor of Disney Studio drawings and cels. At first all Courvoisier cels were prepared for sale at the Disney Studio. This involved laboriously trimming the cels to the edges of the characters, hand creating backgrounds to compliment each cel, matting the artwork and labeling it. Roy Disney later decided this was too costly and the work was moved to Courvoisier's workshop where the quality of work suffered with simpler backgrounds and the lamination of cels.
Pinocchio was the last film to have its cels prepared using the high quality standards at the Disney Studio for Courvoisier-- and this is one of those special gems. This enchanting setup includes a detailed background prepared with loving care by the Disney Studio Courvoiser Unit. The background closely resembles the actual background seen in the film.
Walt Disney has personally autographed the matte in green crayon. Included is the original authenticity label from Disney/Courvoisier stating (in part):
"This is an original painting on celluloid, actually used in the Walt Disney production of Pinocchio..."
This beautiful presentation piece is impressively large, measuring approximately 18.5" x 16" overall. Matte opening is approximately 11.5" x 8". Figure range from approximately 4" to 5". The character was trimmed to the outline of figure as was custom at the Disney Studio at the time. it could easily be matted out. Includes my Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity Certificate.Item # 1450, $8995
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Pinocchio (1940) Rare Signed By Walt Disney Himself Original Cell Painting : $3,670