Sunday, November 14, 2010
Original Walt Disney Studio maquette of Pinocchio measuring 8 ½ in. tall, constructed of plaster over wire with hand-painted details. The maquette dates from approximately 1938 (prior to the release of the film) and is marked on the edge of the base "© WDP" and stamped on the bottom with "Return to character model department #22". The animators would refer to these three dimensional plaster maquettes during production for visual continuity.