Pinocchio - Jiminy Cricket Maquette

Walt Disney Archives Collection

Item 4051309

$75.00

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Pinocchio was the first Disney feature to utilize animator models or “maquettes”. This skillfully crafted, hand-painted Jiminy sculpture originates from a late 1930’s maquette in the company's collection; the production molds are made from a 3D scan.
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Pinocchio was the first Disney feature to utilize animator models or "maquettes". This skillfully crafted, hand-painted sculpture originates from a late 1930's Jiminy Cricket animation maquette from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library; the production molds for this piece are made from a digital three-dimensional scan. Why does the paint coloration on Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and the Elephant from Fantasia look different than the other products from these films? The Walt Disney Archives Collection hand-matched the colors to the vintage moquettes using the Disney paint palette to make this collection look like the originals would have looked when initially created. There are 3,800 paint colors in the Disney paint palette. Those initial paints used for Disney films by the Ink and Paint Department were created by chemists on the Disney Studio lot. Many of the paints from those early films were ground from natural pigments and refined until they were the consistency of a velvety smooth cream.
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