Sunday, September 30, 2012

Looking Back: Pinocchio & Blue Fairy

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A possible hint in the release of the Blue Fairy was the litho depicting her with Pinocchio in Stromboli's Cage given as a Gift with Purchase during the event.  

Following the release of the event sculpture, members of the Walt Disney Collectors Society in 2000 where offered the chance to purchase Pinocchio in Cage with Jiminy Cricket. The pairing with the Blue Fairy sculpture makes a perfect display.  I have the sculpture resting on a clear acrylic riser to give it height.  

This memorable scene was selected by legendary animator Frank Thomas, who was honored with this beautiful sculpture of one of his favorite film moments as part of the Animators Choice Series.

"I'll Never Lie Again..." sculpted by Kent Melton was the 2000 Animator Choice Series and available to active Society members from 01/01/00 - 03/31/01 with redemption certificate.  

The sculpture was plussed with a brass cage (with porcelain bottom), pewter lock and Pinocchio's nose (along with the leaves and Jiminy Cricket).  The sculpture also included a lithograph featuring model sheet sketches of Pinocchio.

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