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"Behind the Eightball" DELUXE EDITION
Pinocchio Hand Signed Sericel
BRAND NEW FRAMING
This listing is for an original Disney released Sericel from Walt Disney production of "Pinocchio". This DELUXE edition of "Behind the Eight Ball" Sericel has the Disney Seal embossed on the cel itself. As a Bonus the matting has been signed by the ORIGINAL voice artist of Pinocchio from 1939. Dickie Jones was a then 6 year Old boy, hand picked by Walt Disney himself to perform the voice to this CLASSIC piece of Animation history. Dickie Jones hand signed this piece on the Disney lot in Burbank. A true rare collectible for those who want something special, and NOT run of the mill. A classic and elegant looking piece.
Sericel size is 14 x 11 inches, with the framed size being 21 x 18 inches. Only 2500 piece are in the regular Unsigned edition. The Deluxe Edition is comprised of ONLY 250 pieces world wide. If you like then Rare ----this is RARE! Piece comes with the original Disney certificate of Authenticity on attached to the back.
BRAND NEW Disney Style Frame. We have replaced the frame and Plexiglas on this piece. The Disney matting with signature is original. This piece is Ready to hang out of the box!
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Dick Jones (born February 25, 1927--July 7, 2014) is an American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and television. He is best known as the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Walt Disney film.
At the age of six, he was hired to perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by Western star Hoot Gibson. Gibson convinced young Jones and his parents that there was a place for him in Hollywood, so the boy and his mother moved there. In 1940, he had one of his most prominent (though invisible) roles, as the voice of Pinocchio in Walt Disney's animated film of the same name. Jones attended Hollywood High School and at 15, took over the role of Henry Aldrich on the hit radio show The Aldrich Family.
Gene Autry gave Jones his own series, Buffalo Bill Jr. (1955), which ran for 42 episodes on NBC. Jones continued working in films throughout the 1950s, then retired and entered the business world.
A wooden puppet, Pinocchio, is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, with the promise that he can become a real boy if he proves himself worthy. Pinocchio is led astray by the wicked Honest John and his companion Gideon, who turn him over to an evil puppeteer, Stromboli. Pinocchio is sent to Pleasure Island, where wicked boys are turned into donkeys, but he escapes with the aid of his friend and conscience, Jiminy Cricket, and eventually redeems himself by saving his father, Geppetto, who has been swallowed by Monstro, the whale. The Blue Fairy rewards Pinocchio by turning him into a real boy. From the original story by Carlo Collodi.
The film is felt by many film historians to be the most technically perfect of all the Disney animated features.