Walt Disney Archives Collection Jiminy Cricket Ltd Edition Figurine
The Walt Disney Archive Collection celebrates the rich history and majestic artistry of the Walt Disney Company, revisiting seldom seen original treasures and transforming them into an inspired collection for you to display and share. From animation maquettes to archival stationery, the Walt Disney Archives Collection encourages you to take some of the Disney Magic home with you. What is an animation maquette, it's a three dimensional character model, used by animators as a way to study crucial angles, reveal the play of light and shadow and clarify issues of perspective. Each maquette is individually numbered and includes a certificate of verification and storycard.
Pinocchio was the first Disney feature to utilise animators models or 'maquettes'. In addition to the multiple poses for the main characters like Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket and Geppetto, the department also created working puppets, vehicles and clocks.
The figurines proved to be so popular that Walt Disney occassionally used them as gifts to VIPs and they were sometimes used as decor in studio offices.
Dimensions approx: 10.5cm x 6.5cm x 10.0cm