Pinocchio Cuckoo Clock Replica
Pinocchio "Hiccuping Drunk" Cuckoo Clock
Replica by Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily
Released in Fall 2003. Limited Edition of 2000.
With Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Walt Disney proved his artists could create an animated world so real that audiences shrank in horror from the villain, cried when the heroine seemed dead, and rejoiced as she was revived by true love’s first kiss. For his next feature, Pinocchio, he spared no expense in creating elaborate details that would make its world even more real.
From the Studio's Character Model Department came sketches and drawings that inspired story ideas and gags that found their way into the film. Artist Albert Hurter designed intricate toys, tools and even cuckoo clocks that would have been created by the kindly woodcarver, Geppetto. Puppeteer Bob Jones built an actual marionette of Pinocchio, so that the animators could study how the wooden boy would move. A special team of sculptors and painters, under the supervision of Bob and Bill Jones, created working three-dimensional models of many of the props. Some of these survive today, carefully preserved in the Walt Disney Archives. Bob Jones’ mechanical cuckoo clock model (which can be seen in the live-action tour segment of Disney’s feature film The Reluctant Dragon), featured a little man who popped out of swinging tavern doors to "hiccup" the hours,
We based our real clock on Albert Hurter’s original design, original animation drawings, and Bob Jones’ amazing model.