Pinocchio Layout Drawings Group of 7 (Walt Disney, 1940). Famed animation designer Maurice Noble was employed by Disney before his long tenure at Warner Brothers; he did a great deal of layout work on Snow White's Cottage as well as on the Disney short, The Old Mill. (See pages 19 and 20 in the book, The Noble Approach - Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design.) His credits also include Dumbo (specifically the "Pink Elephants on Parade" sequence) and Bambi before he left Disney during the union strike. This is a series of layout drawings and interior plans that appear to be early concept pieces for Geppetto's home and workshop from Pinocchio. All are done in graphite on Disney 5-peghole animation drawing paper. Puppets hang from the rafters in one, another has woodworking tools by the workbench, and an exterior drawing depicts the bridge that schoolboy Pinocchio skips across. From the Maurice Noble Archives, each piece is hand signed by Mr. Noble himself (1911 - 2001). Pinholes are in the corners where these would have all been pinned to the walls at the studio. Images range from 7" x 4" to 9" x 4". What a find! Minor handling and edge wear. In Very Good condition.

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