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    Pinocchio Pinocchio and Stromboli Animation Drawings Sequence of 4 (Walt Disney, 1940).
    "Your face! She will be on everybody's tongue!" Giddy over his initial success, the volatile gypsy showman counts the night's box-office earnings and informs the naïve Pinocchio of his plans. Unbeknownst to Pinocchio, the seemingly jovial new "business partner" is only seconds away from violently blowing his top - much like the Sicilian volcano for which he is named. Legendary Disney animator, Vladimir "Bill" Tytla, well-known for his uncanny ability to portray powerful and threatening characters on-screen, was entrusted with bringing this villain to terrifying life. Jocular Disney story man T. Hee, provided the live-action reference footage for the character - and was himself directed in his performance by Ham Luske. Disney great, Milt Kahl was responsible for the final design of Pinocchio, bringing his look closer in-line with a real, human boy, and forgoing the characters colder, more geometric initial design. The film, released on 2/7/40, was Disney's second feature effort, and is considered the epitome of artistic achievement in animation, particularly its effects work. This very large image of an imposing Stromboli measures roughly 7" x 4.5"; Pinocchio measures roughly 3" x 4". Both characters are rendered in graphite and colored pencil on 12 field 5 peghole animation paper. Stromboli drawing is stamped: "Prod. 2003, Seq. 4.4, Scene 8". Age-related toning and creasing throughout. Very Good condition.


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