Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Pinocchio Original Storyboards Group of 5 (Walt Disney, 1940). Walt Disney had been aware of Pinocchio long before deciding to adapt it for animation. Walt's nephew, Roy E. Disney recalled his uncle Walt reading the story to him before bed. However, Walt did not seem to consider it for a feature film until it was suggested to him by director, Ben Sharpsteen. Walt Disney owned the original Italian edition and several different English translations of the tale, and in 1937 Bianca Majolie, a member of the story department, made a new translation. Due to the pressures to complete Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, story meetings for Pinocchio do not begin until 3/24/38. In this lot are five amazingly detailed storyboard panels. A storyboard is a graphic representation of how the film will unfold, shot by shot. It's made up of a number of panels with illustrations or pictures representing each shot and what's going on in the scene. In this group of storyboards we see Pinocchio with donkey ears underwater. Each piece is rendered in graphite and colored pencil on animation paper measuring 8.5" x 6.75". The storyboards have pinholes where they were pinned to the storyboard wall. Storyboards are considered very rare and highly sought after by discerning collectors of animation art and movie memorabilia. Condition is Very Good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    13th-15th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 859

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Dec 15, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2021 July 9 - 10 Video Games Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We are delighted with you and Heritage Auctions!!! And we are amazed at the bids at the auction so far.
    Kenneth W.,
    Livermore, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search