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    Pinocchio Cossack Dancers Production Cel with Pan Master Production Background (Walt Disney, 1940). "I've got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret or make me frown. I had strings, but now I'm free. There are no strings on me!" Pinocchio sings this when he is part of Stromboli's puppet troupe. The song was written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington and sung by Dickie Jones as Pinocchio in the film. This is a magnificent and rare MASTER setup of the Cossack Dancers in the "I've Got No Strings" musical number. The trimmed pan cel showcases five Cossack dancers with string effects. The hand-inked, hand-painted production cel is on a pan Master background from this same sequence. The background appears in the song sequence at the 1:49 mark when the French Can Can dancers come out. This cel comes shortly later at 2:22 mark. Backgrounds on this masterpiece of an animated film were done by Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Ed Starr, and Ray Huffine. The backgrounds alone in this film are masterworks of art in their own right. Production cel and pan background are in a frame measuring 30" x 20" with a mat opening of 18" x 8". Frame is sold as-is. Some paint loss in the Russian Dancers, overall Good condition. Background is stunning and in Very Good condition. Master setups from this film are considered extremely rare and the pinnacle of Disney Animation Art collecting.

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