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    Walt Disney Studios -- "Pinocchio" Original Hand Painted Production Cel and Courvoisier Background. (1940). Geppetto, Pinocchio and Figaro are together again in the reunion scene in the belly of Monstro the whale. This sequence was also used to create a fine limited edition cel. (See lot 16081). This huge production cel is in excellent condition and there is only one tiny paint crack on the flesh of Pinocchio's left foot. The characters measure a whopping 8.25" x 9.0" and they are mounted on a paper background measuring 9.5" x 9.5." The complexity of movement made Pinocchio a visual wonder and it is still studied by Disney artists as the paragon of hand drawn animation. The level of detail in this film can only be duplicated today with computers, since the skills used to create this art are largely lost. Here is a real piece of Disney history to be proud of for your collection.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2004
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
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