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    Pinocchio Model Sheet Mock-Up Original Art (Walt Disney, 1940). Disney Legend Inductee, Joe Grant (1908 - 2005) started working at Disney Studios in 1933 and worked there through 1949 in his first term. At that time he ran what would become known as the Disney Character Model Department. This department oversaw Character Model Sheets as well as 3D maquettes and sculptures for animation reference and continuity. Model sheet after model sheet would be made with an "OK JG" on them. With no photocopy machines, model sheets were first made by taking key hand-drawn poses, trimming them and then mounting them on a larger backing paper. These ORIGINAL mock-up model sheets would then be shot with a camera and printed out on photographic paper. The original model sheets from the early days of Disney studios are considered very rare. This is a circa 1938/39 original Figaro Model sheet mock-up. Four detailed trimmed drawings were cut out and mounted to paper of 18.5" x 14". Four images of 5" - 9" are on the master sheet. This is an original mock-up model sheet that would be photographed and published. Paper is fragile, brittle and has some handling and edge tear along the border. Important piece of studio and Pinocchio history. Some restoration efforts may need to be taken on this lot. Fair condition.

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