PINOCCHIO ORIGINAL PRODUCTION STORYBOARD
ABOUT THE MEDIUM: Original Production Storyboards are one-of-a-kind pieces of art that were used in the creation of an animated film or television show. Prior to the creation of production cel's, each character pose and action must be drawn in pencil.
ABOUT THE CHARACTER: Pinocchio is the titular protagonist of Disney's 1940 animated feature film of the same name. He is an anthropomorphic wooden puppet created by Gepetto and brought to life by the Blue Fairy. In order to become a real boy, Pinocchio must prove himself brave, truthful, and unselfish, with the help of Jiminy Cricket as his conscience.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Pinocchio is the second film in the Disney Animated Canon. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions and was originally released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23rd, 1940.
Pinocchio was made in response to the enormous worldwide success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on the Italian book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, the film stars a puppet - brought to life by a fairy - who tries to earn his right to become a real boy, as he faces the challenges and dangers of a dark, hostile world of crooks, villains, and monsters.
It premiered in New York City on February 7 and in Los Angeles two days later. The film was then theatrically re-released in 1945, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1978, 1984, and 1992.