The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The art of Walt Disney's 1940 masterpiece Pinocchio to be featured in Heritage Auctions' June Animation Art Auction
Pinocchio "I Got No Strings" Production Cel Setup with Master Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1940).

DALLAS, TX.- Nearly 100 rare 1940 hand-painted production cels, original animation drawings, storyboards, background layouts, production backgrounds, model sheets and key master production cel setups from the 1940 Walt Disney masterpiece Pinocchio will be featured in Heritage Auctions' Animation Art auction June 16-17 in Dallas.

"Pinocchio is considered an absolute masterpiece of Disney animation," Heritage Auctions Animation Art Director Jim Lentz said. "It's almost like they learned what they were doing with Snow White, and then perfected it with Pinocchio, which inarguably became one of the greatest animation films ever made. This is one of the largest collections of orignal artwork from Pinocchio ever offered in one auction."

Of the 1,144 lots in the auction, 99 relate to the story by Italian writer Carlo Collodi in which a wooden puppet brought to life by a woodcarver named Geppetto dreams of becoming a real boy. One of the most well-known characters in all of children's literature, Pinocchio is notorious for repeatedly lying – a practice that makes his nose grow with each fib. This collection is one of the largest of one-of-a-kind Pinocchio artwork ever assembled for a single auction.

A hand-inked, hand-painted Pinocchio Geppetto, Pinocchio, and Figaro Production Cel Setup with Key Master Background (Walt Disney, 1940) (est. $25,000+) features Geppetto, Pinocchio and Geppetto's kitten, Figaro in a scene that appears on page 70 in Pierre Lambert's 1995 book, The Art of Pinocchio. The image shows Geppetto searching for a pail of water after Pinocchio's finger catches fire. On a Key Master hand-painted production background, the cels are hand-trimmed, Courvoisier-style and measures 14-3/4 inches wide by 10-1/2 inches high.

Pinocchio Geppetto's Bedroom Production Background (Walt Disney, 1940) (est. $10,000+) shows a preliminary production pan background of Geppetto's bedroom in which the woodcarver has opened the window for Figaro. Portions of this background can be seen at 16:41 of the movie, when the Blue Fairy enters, at 23:06 when Geppetto wakes and walks with candle and gun to check out the noise, and again when Geppetto goes to sleep with the newly-alive Pinocchio. Backgrounds for this film were painted by Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Ed Starr and Ray Huffine.

Pinocchio "I Got No Strings" Production Cel Setup with Master Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1940) (est. $10,000+) is an outstanding hand-inked and hand-painted production cel setup of Pinocchio with the Dutch Marionettes, from the "I've Got No Strings" song sequence. The three cels are trimmed to image and mounted on a Master hand-painted pre-production background, also from the "I've Got No Strings" song sequence. This matted, glass-framed image can be seen in the film's 40th minute.

The image of the title character stands 4 inches high in this Pinocchio Production Cel Courvoisier Setup with Key Master Production Background (Walt Disney, 1940) (est. $7,500+). The image includes hand-inked special effects bubbles, clams and bright sea flowers all over the reef. This extremely rare Courvoisier setup includes the cel on a hand-painted Key Master production background, and measures 14 inches high by 17-1/2 inches wide.

The Art of Pinocchio Painting by Don "Ducky" Williams (Walt Disney, 2000) (est. $7,500+) shows the work of one of the best-known and most beloved Walt Disney World artists who has worked for Walt Disney Studios for more than 30 years. This one-of-a-kind original painting shows Pinocchio and Figaro leaning on the rim of a fishbowl … from which Cleo leaps to plant a kiss on Figaro's feline face. Created for the 60th birthday celebration of Pinocchio at Walt Disney World, this image appears through a 20-by-15-inch opening in the mat inside a Plexiglas frame. The painting is signed by Williams in the lower right corner.

Other top lots include, but are not limited to:

· Pinocchio Figaro and Pinocchio Production Cell with Claude Coates Master Background (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

· Pinocchio Portrait Production Cel (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

· Pinocchio Pleasure Island Concept Drawing by Curt Perkins (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

· Pinocchio Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

· Pinocchio Reunion Scene Color Model/Publicity Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

· Pinocchio Production Cel with Custom Painted Background (Walt Disney, 1940): est. $5,000+

Today's News

June 3, 2018

Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

Exhibition features the exquisite lithographic work of American artist Ellsworth Kelly

Exhibition at LACMA explores the chiaroscuro woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Exhibition of major works by J.F. Willumsen opens at ARKEN in Denmark

Sotheby's sale headlined by a rare Symbolist work on paper by avant-garde master Kazimir Malevich

"Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" makes U.S. debut at High Museum of Art

Landmark Zurbaran exhibit travels to Israel Museum

Christie's announces highlights from the British Art Evening Sale

'Peter Pan' at 65: boy who wouldn't grow up comes of age

The art of Walt Disney's 1940 masterpiece Pinocchio to be featured in Heritage Auctions' June Animation Art Auction

Dalí's Champagne Standard Lamps at risk of leaving the UK

Rare Tintin drawings sold for $425,000 at auction

Christie's New York announces highlights from the spring sale of Design

Garis and Hahn opens "Neo-American Transcendental", an exhibition of new work from Michael Maxwell

Nils Stærk opens exhibition of works by FOS

Ripley Auctions announces session 1 of the Carole Tanenbaum vintage costume jewelry collection sale

Daylight Books to publish 'Houseraising: The Jersey Shore After Hurricane Sandy' by Ira Wagner

Exhibition offers a selective look at the historical impact and the continuing appeal of the aerial image

World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

Exhibition presents works in which indispensable assistant Norm Laich has collaborated

Over 80 leading artists and architects unite for Cure3

Roberto Coda Zabetta realises massive public artwork on Portivy’s pier

New Geographies announces the artists commissioned to create ten site-responsive art works

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful